Sounds Mexican – right?  It is Mexican, and boy its “easy peasy lemon squeezy” – my daughters favourite verse.

I had gone to Food Lovers Market a few days before, and I saw wheatflour tortillas on the shelf.  Me being me, wanted to pick up that soft looking packet, but actually the price made me shrug – after all they were just rotis, I am not going to pay that money for them, just because they came all the way from God knows where.  I dont even know if the stuff written on the Ingredients list actually went into that, and there sure are some stuff which is not actually healthy for my home.  So I put back the packet as soon I had picked it up, determined to give it a try myself.

I like Mexican food for simple deep flavours, and colourful presentation. Tortillas are the base of a lot of mexican wraps, burritos, enchiladas, and I am promising you once you start making your own you will never ever go to store brought stuff.


Time taken – 10 minutes

Makes – 10 tortillas 


1 cup wheatflour

a big pinch salt

1 tspn oil

1/2 tspn baking powder

hot water to knead


Mix the wheatflour with the salt and baking powder.

Add the oil and rub it into the flour

Using hot water knead the flour into a soft dough

Allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes

Make 10 equal sized balls and roll them into flat breads

On a hot griddle pan cook on high heat.

Allow them to cool down completely

You can easily freeze these tortillas and use them as per your convenience.


Not wasnt that really “easy peasy lemon squeezy”


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