Homemade Tortillas are soft and chewy, delicious and easy to makeΒ flat bread. Once you try these homemade tortillasΒ you will never go back to store bought ones.

Homemade TortillasThis is my first attempt to make tortillas at home and now I will make it more often, as its not only healthy and simple to make but tastes much better than store bought. It is difficult to even compare. Very basic ingredients and no preservatives. My family loved it so much that I had to prepare another batch of dough the same day.

This can be served with your favorite curry or as burrito or soft tacos and is perfect for family dinner. Today I have served this with black beans masala and this combo was great success. Will soon post the recipe for the same.

Homemade Tortillas

Preparation time : 30 to 40 Β minutes
Serves : 6 tortillas or 2 large tortillas

Ingredients for Homemade Tortillas

All purpose Flour / Maida – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1/4 tsp
Vegetable shortening / Dalda – 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt – Β 1/2 to 3/4 tsp
Warm water – as needed

Steps to prepare Homemade Tortillas

Step I

  • In a bowl, add all purpose flour, salt, baking powder and mix.
  • Now add vegetable shortening and mix so that all the flour gets the shortening(fat).
  • Add warm water little by little and knead it till a soft dough is formed.
  • Cover and keep it aside for 15 to 30 minutes.

Step II

  • Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and shape them into balls.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll them into circles about 7 to 8 inch.
  • Cover the rolled ones to keep it moist.

Step III

  • Heat a non-stick pan / tava / griddle.
  • Place one tortilla and cook on one side till underside develops golden color or the surface starts to bubble.
  • Then flip and cook on the other side.
  • Remove from the pan and cover it to keep it warm while cooking the other tortillas.
  • Homemade tortillas are now ready. Serve hot and enjoy.


  • You can use olive oil, vegetable oil, butter as a substitute for vegetable shortening.
  • Reheat the tortillas before you serve.
  • The amount of water required may vary depending on brand of flour and weather conditions. I added approx 1/3 cup and little more.

Homemade Tortillas

32 Responses

  1. Oh, I love homemade tortillas! They take a little bit of time to make, but truthfully they aren’t too bad. There was a restaurant near our house back when we lived in Atlanta that made homemade tortillas. I think I could’ve just gone there and eaten plain tortillas all night long! πŸ™‚

    • Yes, homemade tortillas are the best. I to like to have them warm right off the pan πŸ™‚

  2. nicely done tortillas. going to try it out soon..They look perfect..

  3. Homemade wraps taste really great!

  4. I love tortillas! The fillings are so versatile! I need to try these homemade ones!

    • I am sure you will love these. Thank you Marsha πŸ™‚

  5. Homemade tortillas sound so delicious! I love how versatile they are. I agree, they are much better than the store bought ones!

  6. These homemade tortillas look wonderful. I have never made tortillas before, but I think I will have to give them a try.

    • Thank you Dawn πŸ™‚ I am sure you will love these.

  7. I’ve wanted to try my own homemade tortillas for ages! These look so good!

  8. This is very basic yet needed recipe specially for bachelors …awesome share

  9. Love homemade flatbreads, and these tortillas look super soft and fresh. Lovely share!

  10. Man.. this looks so perfect. I have a tortilla press at home. Need to try this recipe now.

    • Thank you sri πŸ™‚ I am sure you will love this!

  11. Adore homemade flour tortillas! I could eat them by the boatfull, which is why I try not to make them too often at home πŸ˜‰

  12. I love homemade flat breads and these look great.

  13. Looks wonderful, Kushi! I love homemade tortillas and could eat them with everything! My toddler is the pickiest eater and I often make tortilla pizzas for her – it’s one of her favorites πŸ™‚

  14. Homemade are always the best…. these tortillas are perfect, looks soft and should say better than any store bought!

  15. I havent tried making tortillas. Will try this recipe for sure

  16. they look beautiful

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