Remember i said that i'm going to share a few breakfast recipes with all of you, this is one of them. Well, of course you can have tortilla wraps for lunch or anytime of the day. I've made tortilla a few times, the first one being posted here last year. I made them several times later again but didnt put it up cos the tortillas were a bit out of shape, you see, i'm not good at shaping the tortilla round. Actually i'm thinking of getting a tortilla press as i'm typing this now. Few weeks ago, i made tortillas again and okay, they look round, not perfect round but thinner than the previous times. i think tortillas are so versatile that you can stuff in whatever fillings you like to make rolls, quesadillas, sandwiches or you can just dip them in some savoury or curry dish just like the way you eat chappati.
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup warm water
1.In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour and salt. Add oil and warm water, stirring to combine. Transfer dough into a lightly floured surface and knead for 3 minutes until dough is smooth. Divide dough into 10 equal pieces and roll each piece into ball. Allow to rest, covered with plastic wrap for 30 minutes.
2.Once dough has rested, preheat cast iron skillet over medium high heat ( i used a flat pan ) . Roll out each ball into a circle, about 6 inches in diameter.Cook one at a time in the hot skillet, flipping half way through, when it starts to puff and a few brown spots have appeared on the first side. Remove from skillet.
p/s the author advised not to use non stick pan as the non stick pan may not get as hot as the cast iron skillet. I used a flat griddle and am quite happy with this. I used some other recipes previously using a non stick pan and they were okay.
If you are not keen or find it a hassle to make your own tortillas., you can always get the ready made ones from stores. I'm showing here 2 different types of fillings which i made; one is breaded chicken with egg mayonnaise with some leaves and another one is lighter, just ham with some veggies and sprouts. No exact amount of some of the ingredients used, just an idea.
Breaded chicken with egg mayonnaise wraps
4 pieces of chicken fillets, striped. Season them with salt for 10 minutes, Coat them with cake flour, dredge them over beaten egg and finally coat them with dry breadcrumbs . Pan fry them in a non stick pan, letthem cook till fully brown on one side before turning over to cook the other side.
Mashed an hard boiled egg with couple of spoonfuls of mayonnaise and one spoon of dijon mustard and spread them on tortillas. Put the breaded chicken, some lettuce, chopped celery, capsicum in the center of tortilla and roll up
Ham with veggies and sprout wraps
Spread the tortilla with some mayonnaise or mashed avocado, top with slices of ham, capsicum, purple cabbage and sprouts, sprinkle with some black pepper. Roll and cut them into smaller rolls if you want.