Tonight was mexican night at my house. I found out that making my own tortillas was both quick and easy. I made the tortillas into tortilla chips and served it with vegan guacamole, spicy kidney beans and a salad. I always use dried beans, so that means a little planning. I soaked the beans overnight and boiled them in the morning while getting ready for work. Kidney beans need 90 minutes of cooking. Then I only had about 1 hour of cooking in the evening.
This recipe will be good for 4 people.
I started out with the tortillas….
200 grams of spelt flour
50 grams of corn flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
4 tablespoons of sunflower oil
1 teaspoon of salt
3-400 ml. boiling water (This is the secret)
(cumin and chili for later)
Mix the dry ingredients. Form a hole in the flour mix and add the oil and the boiling water little by little . Stir with a wooden spoon until the water is incorporated in the flour and knead for 5 mins – add a little more water or flour if needed. Leave to rest for a minimum of 10 mins. Now would be a good time to start on the rest of the meal.
When the dough has rested, divide into 8 balls. Press one flat with your hand and season with cumin and a little chili. Roll into a ball again (see pictures). Use a rolling pin to roll the tortillas out – VERY THINLY. Use a pizza cutter to make the desired shape. Bake on a pan for about 3 mins on each side (no oil). Stop here if you want tortilla wraps. I then used the pizza cutter to cut each into 4 pieces and baked a 200 degrees for another 3 mins until crips.
Let’s get started on the beans…
150 grams dried beans (soaked overnight and cooked for 90 minutes)
1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
8-10 tomatoes, each cut in 6 pieces
2 onions, diced
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 chili (to taste), chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
Toast the cumin seed for 2-3 minutes in sunflower oil. Add the onion and garlic. Add the rest of the veggies. Fry at medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Blend and season to taste. Add the beans. Simmer for 10-15 until the sauce has reduced to a thick tomato sauce.
2-3 ripe avocados
Juice of one lime
Either smash with a fork, blend or process in foodprocessor – depends on how you like the texture for you guacamole.
Serve everything with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and onion. You c Use a vegan sour cream or other vegan dressing – or you can of course use normal sour cream if you eat dairy products.
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