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How to Cook Delicious Lunch and Home Made Tortilla From Scratch

Updated on April 25, 2014

Homemade tortilla Recipe

Hello, this is living with pulmonary hypertension since 2004(livingpah2004) and today I am going to cook delicious lunch and home made tortilla from scratch. Tortilla or Roti are very common in India and comes with so many variations of it like roti, puri, stuffed parathas, plain paratha, aloo ka paratha, chapatti, naan, bhatura etc. In India, every household cooks fresh roti or chapatti on lunches and dinner with different vegetables. Today`s recipe, 4 kinds of Lentils, tortilla and steamed Rice. Please follow the instructions below:

#1.How to make Roti

  • First get 3 cups of wheat flour, half spoon of salt and 1 spoon of vegetable oil in a large bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and pour 1 & 1/2 cup of water to make a dough.Keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • You can mix the ingredients with your clean and sanitized hands or with the mixer.
  • Make sure that the dough is not too wet like cookie dough or too dry.
  • Get some dry atta or flour and rolling pan like in the picture.
  • Take a dough and divide in to small balls.
  • Now put your skillet on high heat..
  • Sprinkle some water to see if skillet is ready to make chapattis.
  • Put rolled roti on the skillet and bake it one side light and an another more.
  • After that with spatula, bake It straight on the gas burner both side again.

The roti is ready now.

Next, I am going to make steamed rice.

#2.How to Cook Rice

Basmati rice is very popular for its fragrance. It is longer and can be either brown or white. When cooked, the rice is lighter and more fluffy than standard white rice, and does not stick together.

Here is how to cook basic rice, step by step instruction:

  • To prepare Rice make sure to measure it. Every one cup of rice you will need 2 cups of water.
  • Put the pan on the heat and add one cup of rice and 2 cups of water.
  • Cover the lid. Once start boiling, uncover the lid and let it boil for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  • At this point, I prefer to add half cup of quinoa and half a spoon of vegetable oil in my rice. (This makes rice more healthier and takes away the guilt of eating white rice off of me).
  • Stir with spatula.
  • Cover the lid again for 10 more minutes on slow heat. The secret of cooking good rice is to never open the lid once you see that the rice gets thicker.
  • Rice is ready to eat with the mixed lentil dal which I am making next.

Turmeric
Turmeric
Moong ki Dal
Moong ki Dal
Chana ki Dal
Chana ki Dal
Letil
Letil
Dal is cooking
Dal is cooking
Onion, cilantro
Onion, cilantro
Mixed Lentil is ready to eat with rice and Tortilla
Mixed Lentil is ready to eat with rice and Tortilla

#3.How to Make Lentil Dal

1/2 cup toor dal,
1 tsp zeera or cumin seeds,
2-3 small garlic cloves,chopped onion, chopped tomatoes 1green chilies,
1/2 cup ,lentil dal
1/2 cup chana or garbanzo bean dal,
1/2 moong ki dal,
chopped coriander leaves,
1 tsp turmeric powder,
1/2 tsp asafoetida or heeng
salt .
1 tbsp oil.

Procedure

  • Use pressure cooker to cook lentil dal. Mix and wash all 4 kinds of lentils /dals. Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, asafoetida, and 6-7 cups of water. Pressure cook for 20-30 minutes or until soft.
  • Keep cooked dal aside.
  • Now Heat oil in the pan, add cumin seeds. When it starts crackling go to next step.
  • Add chop chilies,crushed garlic cloves and chopped onions.Cook or saute until the color of the onion and garlic gets golden brown.
  • Add asafoetida,
  • Add tomatoes. cook for 5 minutes with covered lid. Once done add the mixture into cooked dal.
  • Let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the gas stove.
  • Top with coriander leaves and ready to serve hot with rice and chapati.

I hope you liked this recipe.

Steamed Rice, lentil Dal and Roti
Steamed Rice, lentil Dal and Roti
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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Yummy!

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for dropping by and comments, Justsilvie.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for dropping by and comments, A.A. Zavala.

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      Justsilvie 5 years ago

      Going to have to try your tortilla recipe today. And look forward to also trying your healthy and delicious sounding other recipes.

      Namaste

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      LOOKS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing!

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for stopping by and nice comments, Om Paramapoonya.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Nice recipe! It doesn't seem as difficult to make as I thought it would be. Thanks for sharing!

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      xamaria,thanks for your cool comments and thanks for stopping by and voting up!

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      xamaria 5 years ago from Deep space

      Gosh, you're making me hungry just looking at this! Cooking your own meal does seem really rewarding (and not to mention, cheaper)!

      I have a soft spot for Indian food (and spicy food) XD so this hub was totally made of winz! VOTED UP!

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much for stopping by and your nice comments,sen.sush23. I love cooking. And,thanks for voting up and watching video.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much for dropping by and your comments,hecate-horus. Oh, thanks for bookmarking and voting too.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much for dropping by and your comments,viking305. They are easy to make and have the best flavor and aroma of it. Trust me, once you start making it, you never wanna eat store bought tortilla again.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much for dropping by and your comments, lucybell21. I am glad you liked my video. I have to video tape myself since no one in my house is co operative and thinks its embarrassing.

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      You are a really good writer and innovative too. To turn the everyday food from India, into such a nice Hub, takes passion and expertise. Voted up and waiting to watch you cook.

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      hecate-horus 5 years ago from Rowland Woods

      Wow! I can't wait to try this! Looks healthy and yummy. Great step-by-step instructions and pictures. I'm bookmarking this, voted up and awesome!

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      Yes these home made tortillas really do look delicious. They do not look too hard to make either, think I will give it a try

      Thanks for SHARING. Voted up and useful

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much for visiting and nice comments Joe Macho.I really appreciate it.

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      Bonny OBrien 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      Goodness your tortillas look so inviting, much better than store bought. I use them for all kinds of things, and I would enjoy making fresh homemade ones. Great hub and video!

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a nice comments, anglnwu. I really appreciate it.

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      Zach 5 years ago from Colorado

      Ah, I make homemade tortillas quite often, but I almost always pair them with Mexican Cuisine. I must admit, my knowledge of Indian cuisine is very limited, so I'll definitely be tuning into your future hubs. Your recipe for Lentil Dal sounds and looks absolutely amazing. I'll be trying it very soon.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I always love Indian food and your video shows how I can make my favorite roti. Thanks for taking time to show us and now, I've no excuse for not making homemade roti. Voted up.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for dropping by Nare Anthony.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for visiting my Hub and nice comments,Simone Smith.

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Really interesting hub. Thanks :)

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you for stopping by melbel. I am glad you liked my roti. You can eat with butter, it taste so good.

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you eye say for stopping by and voting up.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow, this is fantastic!!! I love the peek you've given us into your kitchen. I've never made tortillas before, but after watching you and seeing that it is relatively simple, I think I can have a go at it. Mine won't look nearly as good as yours, but it looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the wonderful recipe and Video. I can't wait to see what you publish next!

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      Melanie Shebel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Mmm! These look like some really yummy recipes! I've never had roti, so I'm going to have to try this out someday really soon!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Great! Thanks for posting it.

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      this is great thanks for posting it! voting up and useful!