Homemade Soft and 100% Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas

How to Make Soft Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas From Scratch

Hello Foodies,
         I love flatbreads, and our one meal of the day contains flatbread and any Indian curry. Chapati, Bhakri, Paratha, Pita, Naan, Phulkas, and Tortillas, literally anything in the flatbread category, Dr.K and me just love it. Homemade flatbread makes any meal seem special. 

Preferably for a softer texture, I recommend using whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour. To make tortilla at home, all you’ll need is flour, salt, baking powder, oil, and water. It always amazes me that such simple ingredients can yield such yummy results! I served them with homemade zesty beans. The tortilla is very similar to Indian Flatbreads - Roti/Chapati/Phulka. Whole Wheat Tortillas are a variation of corn tortilla and plain flour tortilla, which used in Mexican Cuisine.

Video Recipe:

        We like quesadillas as an easy weeknight dinner, and I was out of tortillas, so I made these whole-wheat tortillas from scratch. Making homemade tortillas may sound intimidating, but if you take it one step at a time, I am sure it’s doable! Give it a try.

Tips to Make Tortilla:
  • Do not stack rolled tortillas while waiting to cook them, or they may become soggy and will stick to each other.
  • If you like, you may substitute the oil with the ghee or butter or vegetable shortening.
  • The dough should be Soft and Pliable.
  • You can use Tortilla maker to roll the tortilla.

How to Make Flour Tortillas
  • Combine the ingredients, and adding water knead the dough until smooth.
  • Divide into equal pieces and roll into balls.
  • Roll dough balls into circles.
  • Cook on the first side until bubbles start forming, flip, and cook on the second side.

The perfect consistency of the Dough: 
         The dough should be soft and pliable. If it is overly sticky, you can mix in 1 tbsp flour at a time to reach a workable, yet stretchy dough. On the other hand, if it seems dry, you can mix in 1-2 Tbsp of water.

Why rest Tortilla dough?
            It allows time for the gluten in the dough to relax and makes the dough easier to work with. 

Healthy Indian Flatbread Recipes to Try:
  • Whole Wheat Flour 1 ½ Cups
  • Baking powder ½ Tbsp 
  • Salt ½ Tsp 
  • Oil 1 Tbsp 
  • Water as needed to knead the dough 

  • In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, salt, baking powder, and oil, and mix well.
  • Add water and mix and knead to make a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, divide the dough into nine equal balls.
  • Take one dough ball and dust it with flour and roll each part to make an 8 to 9-inch circle/disc(Roll Tortillas not too thin, and not too thick).
  • Meanwhile, heat a Pan/Tawa and transfer the rolled tortilla on the hot tawa.
  • Cook from both sides until brown spots appear. 
  • Take it out and wrap it in a kitchen towel and do the same process with the remaining dough balls.
  • Homemade Whole Wheat Tortillas are ready, make Quesadilla, or Tacos using Tortillas. Enjoy!!!

How to Store Homemade Tortillas
  • Tortillas kept at room temperature will stay well for 2-3 days.
  • Once they have cooled down, wrap them in aluminum foil and then place it in a ziplock. When you are ready to use, take the tortillas out and warm them in a skillet.
  • For longer shelf life, refrigerate or freeze tortillas.
  • To freeze, layer pieces of parchment paper between each tortilla (or sections if you plan to thaw a stack at once). Wrap with foil or plastic wrap and transfer to an airtight container.
  • Thaw overnight and heat(cover with a damp paper towel).

Use of Tortillas:
          Tortillas are used for making many Mexican dishes like Quesadilla, Enchilada, Tacos, Pizza, and many more.

Dietary Comment:
  • The calorie count based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 60 calories, along with 12.7 g carbohydrates, 2.1 g dietary fiber, 1.5 g fats, and 1.5 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • If you make this recipe, share your food picture with hashtag #aaichisavali on Instagram and Facebook so that everyone can enjoy it too! 
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