Making nixtamalized corn dough is a traditional process in Mexican culture that has been passed down from generation to generation. The dough is the base for many typical Mexican dishes, such as tortillas, tamales, sopes, and many more. At Nextamalli, we are committed to preserving this tradition and improving the production process of nixtamalized corn dough. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making nixtamalized corn dough using Nextamalli’s Alitech technology.
Step 1: Corn preparation
The first thing you should do is select good quality corn to ensure you get high-quality dough. It is recommended to use criollo corn, as it produces a tastier and more nutritious dough. It is also important that the corn is clean and free of impurities.
The next step is to wash the corn to remove dirt and dust. Once clean, place the corn in the Alitech reactor from Nextamalli to cook it. Our reactors wash, cook, and cool the corn so it is ready for grinding. Additionally, our patented ALITECH technology helps to preserve the nutrients in the corn and reduce solid waste.
Step 2: Cooking the corn
Once the corn is in the reactor, close the lid and turn on the heat. Nextamalli’s Alitech technology allows you to save up to 40% of gas, making it an efficient and sustainable option. After 2-2.5 hours, the corn will be ready to be ground.
Step 3: Grinding the corn
Grinding the corn is a crucial part of the process of making nixtamalized corn dough. After cooking the corn, remove it from the reactor and let it cool for a few minutes. Then, grind it in a stone mill to get a smooth and uniform dough.
Step 4: Kneading and resting the dough
The next step is to knead the dough to obtain a smooth and manageable texture. You can do this by hand or use a kneading machine. After kneading, let the dough rest for a few minutes to take on consistency.
Step 5: Forming tortillas
Once the dough is ready, it’s time to form tortillas. To do this, take a portion of the dough and make a small ball. Then, place the ball in a tortilla press and press to form the tortilla. If you don’t have a press, you can use a rolling pin to flatten the dough.
Step 6: Cooking the tortillas
Finally, cook the tortillas on a hot griddle or skillet. Cook for a few seconds on each side until the tortilla is golden brown and slightly puffed up.
In conclusion, making nixtamalized corn dough with Alitech technology is an excellent option for obtaining high-quality dough with a more efficient and sustainable process. Alitech reactors allow for faster cooking of corn with lower energy consumption, while preserving the essential nutrients of the grain. In addition, the washing and cooling process ensures a clean and fresh dough for making tortillas, tamales, and other dishes.
Alitech has become a leading company in technology innovation for the production of nixtamal and corn tortillas, with a focus on the culture and tradition of corn in Mexico. Its patented technology has been used by numerous tortilla factories and food companies, improving the quality of their products and reducing their environmental impact.
If you’re interested in making nixtamalized corn dough with Alitech, don’t hesitate to contact them and learn more about their technology and products. By using this technology, you can contribute to the preservation of the culture and tradition of corn in Mexico, while enjoying high-quality and flavorful products.