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Indian Frybread

Indian Frybread

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 50

Total Time : 90


Serves 8

  • 4cups flour (spelt or all purpose)

  • 2tablespoons baking powder (non-aluminum)

  • 1teaspoon salt (sea salt)

  • 2cups warm water (filtered)

  • vegetable oil (melt for frying-I used Earth Balance) orshortening (melt for frying-I used Earth Balance)


  • 01

    Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Slowly add the warm water to create a soft but not sticky dough.

  • 02

    Knead the dough for 5 minutes, then put into a bowl to rest for 30 minutes covered with a clean towel.

  • 03

    Once the dough is ready heat up your oil. I used a cast iron skillet and 1 pound or 4 sticks of Earth Balance vegetable shortening that was heated to 375'F.

  • 04

    It is crucial to keep your oil at 375'F to prevent the oil from absorbing into the dough as it cooks. The secret is to keep it hot, but not smoking.

  • 05

    Once the oil is hot, break off egg sized balls of dough and roll them out to 8-12 inches. You can also roll them smaller if you wish. The thinner they are the crispier the bread will be.

  • 06

    Once you roll the dough out put a hole in the center of the bread and gently place it into the hot oil away from yourself so you don't get splashed.

  • 07

    The bread will take a short time to turn golden and puffy. Using tongs, check the underside of the bread. If it is a yellowish shade, gently flip it over and do the other side.

  • 08

    Set on a plate with paper towels to drain off the excess oil.

  • 09

    Keep these in a low oven until ready to serve.

  • 10

    Bon Appetit!



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