Whole Wheat Tortilla Recipe

  • Yield : 4 - 5 Tortillas
  • Servings : 2 people
  • Prep Time : 60m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 1:10 h

100 Gms (2/3rd Cup) Whole Wheat Flour

50 Gms (1/3rd Cup) All Purpose Flour/ Maida

70 gms / 1/3rd Cup Warm Water (nearly hot water)

¼ tsp baking powder

1 tbsp shortening or 20 gms

1 tsp sugar or 10 gms

12 gms or 4 tsp milk powder

½ tsp salt





* NOTE: The question is “How Does Saturated Fat Affect After Cooking”

  1. Flavors: Most saturated fats have their own Flavors like Butter, Lard … etc
  2. Air:Saturated fats can be manipulated to with hold air, (usually by beating or creaming as done while making cakes), lightening frostings and batters.
  3. Shortens and Tenderizes (MOST IMPORTANT): Fats can interfere with the development of gluten network of proteins that is created when flour and water are combined and kneaded into dough. Without the addition of fats, gluten will form a long, rubbery like matrix, which is why bakers refer to adding fat to the mix as “shortening.” Solid fats also enable Flour more hydrated and also like vegetable shortening or lard, can actually be cut into flour for more flaky, tender results.




  • Use Saturated Fats 
  • Rest the dough wit a damn cloth in a warm place
  • Knead the dough for more than 10 minutes 
  • Use warm water



  • Lard
  • Vanaspati Ghee (Indian shortening used mostly)
  • Clarified Butter / Desi Ghee 
  • Unsalted Butter



Recipe Comments

Comments (5)

  1. posted by Asha Merchant on March 15, 2016

    Amazing whole wheat tortillas recipe. Thanks for sharing. Wondering what happens if we use this recipe for pizza base. Do u think it might work? Please post if u do experiment with this ldea. Thanks.

    • posted by Bharat Wadhwa on March 22, 2016

      yes it will 100% work (”,) in fact I was planning to post a recipe on it

  2. posted by harsh on June 6, 2016

    Awesome . Thanks. Just one question: Can we use milk instead of milk powder?

  3. posted by ninette on August 18, 2016

    can we have the text print of instruction as when u are making it you cant refer to the computer for instructions so a text print helps tks


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