Indian Corn Tortillas
The tortilla is nothing more than a roti (a round, soft unleavened flat bread) made with maize (Indian corn) flour. Indian corn was the corn grown by the Indians of the North American continent and was part of the Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash) that was the basis of the diet. Maize flour is naturally rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin B, omega 6, unsaturated fat and vegetable protein. The tortilla is the basis of all Mexican dishes and using maize flour makes them far healthier than the processed American ones.
Ingredients for 12 servings:
1 cup maize flour
¾ cup plain flour
3 tsp. oil
¾ teaspoon salt
· Mix flours, oil and salt with enough warm water to make dough.
· Knead the dough well and keep for ½ hour then knead again.
· Roll out the dough into 6” (150 mm or 225 mm) diameter thin rounds with the help of a little flour.
· Cook lightly on a tava (griddle) and set aside. Serve warm.