Navajo Fry Bread

28 Jun

I learned of this recipe when a small girl.  Mom would cook up a pot of chili and beans and would cover it with lettuce, cheese and salsa.  We knew it growing up as Indian Tacos, what ever you call it, it tastes great!


  • 4 cups flour (sift, important to sift flour being used for bread always, even though it might be “fluffy”, sift it)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons powdered milk
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water


Mix flour, baking powder, salt and powdered milk thoroughly.  Pour warm water into flour mixture and mix it with your hands until soft.

Make a ball of dough and knead it until it is flat and round.  If you want to shorten the time, use a rolling-pin if you must, but if you practice doing it just with your hands, you will soon enough become very proficient and fast with this process.

Melt 1/2 cup of oil in a heavy frying pan, fry the do in the oil until brown on both sides.

Top as you like, it tastes great under chili and beans, as a taco or even with a drizzle of honey!

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Posted by on June 28, 2011 in Bread, The Kitchen


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