Indian Fry Bread

"Recently we went to arizona and had this yummy treat so had to find the recipe as soon as we got home.. You can make them bigger which I will do next time, the circles go really quick.. :)"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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Ready In:




  • Mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • Add the water and knead the dough until soft.
  • Roll the dough until 1/4 inch thick, then cut out rounds 4 inches in diameter.
  • Fry the bread in 2 to 3 inches of hot oil until puffed and browned on both sides.
  • Serve with honey, or powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Alice N.
    Would it matter if you was to use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil? And shouldn't the oil be good and hot?


  1. AprilShowers
    This is the same recipe I make, so rather than post it I'll just give this one 5 stars! Only difference is my recipe calls for 2 teaspoons baking powder and after you mix the dry ingredients with the water there is no kneading. You just cover it and let it sit for an hour. Than I scoop out balls of dough with my cookie scoop, roll flat into 4 inch circles and fry! We use this for tacos, and it is one of my husbands favorite meals.
  2. jgarrett001
    You can also use frozen bread dough. Defrost it thoroughly then cut a piece off, stretch it until it’s thin and fry it. If you have an Italian bread store by you, you can buy a pound of fresh dough. Some grocery stores sell fresh pizza dough hat works out well.
  3. brat-kat
    This is the same recipe my grandmother taught me except she mixed in a little more water til the mix was sticky and dropped them in the hot oil by a large spoonful. I like them with butter and peanut butter. Mt sisters ate them with mixed peanut butter and maple syrup.
  4. Rainbow - Chef 5368
    yep, authentic, basic fry bread. I was taught to use a little more baking powder too. Knead just to make it into a dough, then use hands to flatten it out, instead of a roller, poke a little hole in the middle. I have not let it rest, but, I will next time.
  5. mcrcvinerv
    My Husband & I were visiting New Mexico 2 weeks ago ...had Indian Fry Bread for the first time...& LOVED it...Happy to find a recipe that met with our taste....& its easy to make...will make again & again..Thank You


  1. Color Guard Mom
    We loved them! We had Fry Bread the first time back in October at a resort here in Southern CA and got hooked. I made this last night for my family and they were devoured. My oldest DS couldn't get enough of them! Thanks for the great recipe. I think next time I might experiment and put a tiny bit of sugar in the recipe, as well as maybe use milk instead of water... They are fantastic as is though. Update: a little over a month later and I made them again for DS#1 and his friends - they LOVED them. One even asked for the recipe! Thanks again!


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