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Flavored Corn Tortillas

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In Mexico, almost all meals are accompanied by tortillas made from nixtamalized corn, a preparation where the corn is cooked with lime to potentiate its nutrients. This preparation helps to soften the corn, eliminating the cellulose (which the human being can not digest) to create a dough.

Throughout the country tortillas are a common Mexican table. This recipe for Tortillas de Colores is original and delicious.


20 portions
  • enough Water, divided, to liquefy
  • 1 cup fresh coriander, bleached for green paste
  • 1 cup guajillo chili, soaked and seedless, for red pasta
  • 1 cup beets, baked, for purple pasta
  • 1 cup black bean, cooked, for coffee-colored pasta
  • 4 cups squash blossom, for orange paste
  • 1/2 kilos corn dough, yellow, nixtamalized
  • 1/2 kilos corn dough, white, nixtamalized
  • 1 cup epazote, to decorate tortilla
  • 1 cup squash blossom, to decorate tortilla
  • 10 Hoja santa leaves, cut in a circle to decorate tortilla
  • 1/4 kilos corn dough, blue, for omelette


Blend the ingredients for the colored pasta each separately and reserve.
It uses the mass of nixtamalized corn in different containers and adds the colored paste, knead until it gets a nice and bright color. Reservation.
Place on the press balls of 30 grams of dough and flatten to form an omelette, in the omelet cilantro place an epazote leaf, and in the flower of pumpkin place a pumpkin flower, cook on the comal until it inflates and keep in an omelet
Place on the press a holy leaf cut in a circle and add a ball of corn dough, flatten until the dough covers the entire surface of the circle of the holy leaf. Cook on the comal for 5 minutes or until they are well cooked, store the tortillas in the tortillero.
Repeat the same process with the blue corn dough and the rest of the colored dough.
Serve hot tortillas and enjoy.


Serve your tortillas in a wicker tortillero stored in a napkin to conserve heat.


Add little by little the pasta that will color your tortillas so you do not overdo the liquid and you can make your tortillas.

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Alondra Alvarez
20/08/2019 10:36:11
Soph Rp
31/07/2017 12:00:10
Angélica Fabiola García Ramos
31/07/2017 10:23:36
Se ven deliciosas, haré la prueba, gracias

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