Carlos Ruiz is a Mexican living abroad who, after missing his mum’s homemade version, has developed a new system for making fresh tortillas at home.
In search of an alliterative to the often stale tortilla he found at supermarkets, Ruiz created Flatev - an instant tortilla maker that works a bit like a Nespresso coffee machine. Users place their carton of dough into the machine and watch as a fresh tortilla is made.
The machine takes less than a minute to kick out a fresh tortilla, at the moment this is a plain flavour but the team say they’re working on a range of flavours for the future, including blue corn, garlic, bacon and a cinnamon flavour. Ruiz says they will also look to develop a whole new range of bread products including naan and roti flatbreads.
The machine is set to retail for a price of around $199 and people can pre-order their device by adding their name to the growing waiting list.
Dal is one of those recipes that goes all the way back to the Indus Valley Civilisation. Unlike dishes such as biryani, brought to India by the Moghuls, it is one of those foods that has always been there. It is therefore a building block of Indian culture.