Mexican Corn Tortillas – A Healthy Option of Bread

All of us eat breads or chapatis as a complimentary food item in our daily cuisines. Breads and chapatis are main element in the cuisines of nearly all civilizations.

There are many options when it comes to choosing bread as one of the component of meals.



Generally wheat flour and refined wheat flour is used for the purpose of making fine bread. Here, we take a look at other healthy option. This recipe of Mexican tortillas is not only easy to make , it is very rich in providing fibre and carbohydrates to the body. You can try this simple recipe and achieve benefits of good health.

Preparation time – 1 hour

Cooking time – 10 to 15 minutes.

Ingredients

Corn meal(1 and a ½ cups), refined flour ( ½ cup), salt (3/4 teaspoon), warm water ( as much as needed)

How to proceed?

Mix corn meal, refined flour and salt in a bowl, then add sufficient warm water and make a stiff and pliable dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth, and leave it aside for an hour. Then divide the dough in to twelve equal portions and roll in the form of tortillas. Now, heat the ladle and cook these tortillas on both the sides. However be careful not to make these crispy.

Serving tips

Always serve tortillas warm. Keep these wrapped in a foil if you want to eat it later. You can stuff  these tortillas with any stir fried veggies of your choice and make a roll. You can also enjoy these tortillas with tomato, onion, green chilly, lemon and salt seasoning. Believe me it tastes yummy.

Health benefits from this recipe

Corn is a good source of carbohydrates and fibres. As we know carbohydrates are important for energy needs of the body. Fibres are effective in increasing the bowel movement and strengthening the digestive system.

This recipe is cooked without any oil, so its best for people like you who want to get energy in healthy way. That too by avoiding harmful amount of calories. So enjoy making tortillas, I will be back with some new recipe for your palate soon.