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Navajo and Pueblo Indian Fry Bread


I have made lots of yeast based naan bread, and finally gave these fry bread a go. It was like a quick version of naan bread, but still had great flavour and texture. I guess when I am in a hurry, this recipe will be my option.













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free


4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups water
1 cup lard
for frying, (or your choice of oil)


Mix dry ingredients together.

Add warm water to dry ingredients.

Knead until dough is soft and elastic and does not stick to bowl.

(If necessary, add a little more warm water).

Shape dough into balls the size of a small peach.

Let these sit for 15 minutes.

Pat out a bit, pinch edges and then pat back and forth by hand until dough is about ½ to ¾ inch thick and is round.

Make a small hole in the center of the round.

Melt lard in a heavy frying pan.

Carefully, put rounds into hot fat, one at a time.

Brown on both sides.

Drain on paper towels.

Serve hot.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I lived in Albuquerque for 17 years and love Fry Bread with my Chili. Isleta Pueblo,which dates back to the 1400's, is 13 miles south of ABQ. A friend was married to an Isleta princess and she taught me about Fry Bread. Thanks for this version.

over 10 years ago

Please check the conversion rates from US to Metric measurements. As four cups of flour is not 946 grams, but is much closer to 500 grams. I ruined an entire batch of dough this week, due to that error.
Otherwise, when I re-did it, the batch came out wonderfully. With great flavor.

about 3 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 89g (3.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 30651% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 199mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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