Indian Frybread Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup warm water (approximately)
  • Vegetable oil for frying


In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder.

Gradually add warm water to the dry ingredients. Start with about 3/4 cup of water and mix. Add more water as needed to form a soft, slightly sticky dough.

Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes until it becomes smooth.

Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into balls (about the size of a golf ball).

Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. You’ll need enough oil to submerge the dough.

Flatten each dough ball into a thin, round disk using your hands or a rolling pin. Be sure not to make them too thick; they should be about 1/4 inch thick or less.

Carefully place the flattened dough into the hot oil one at a time. Fry until the frybread puffs up and becomes golden brown on one side, then flip and fry the other side until golden brown. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.

Remove the frybread from the oil using a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Serve the Indian frybread hot with your choice of toppings. It’s delicious with honey, powdered sugar, jam, or even as a base for savory toppings like taco ingredients.

Enjoy your homemade Indian frybread!

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