This flat fried bread(frybread) recipe is very easy but delicious. It is a common Indian type of bread but it is very easy to make especially if you know how to make chapatis. Only difference is the baking powder you add to the dough and the frying.
The first time I had this was about a year ago. At some Indian restaurant. I had it with Beef curry that had tonnes of chilli. First thing I thought was, it’s almost like maandazi but not as fleshy or sweet(sugary). But it goes really well with just about anything; curries & soups. It balances off real well with the spices. Or you can have them for breakfast with jam(especially if you do not add onions to your bread). Took me about 20 minutes to prepare them probably because I rolled out too many pieces but they were so delicious I might literally replace them with the very chapatis I’m used to. But I’m still thinking about it ….
So we’ll need;-
2 cups all-purpose flou
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 cup chopped red onion (or Coriander. It adds amazing aroma)
-In a medium bowl, mix together the salt, baking powder, onions and flour. I added the onions because they are flavourful and aromatic. Mix in the cooking oil and water. You can use your hands or a wooden spoon to do the mixing.
-Form the dough into a ball and place it on a lightly floured worktop.
Pull off golfball-sized bits. Shape them into balls and flatten each into a pancake. Make them a little bit thin because they’ll get puffed eventually.
-Fill a large frying pan with about 3/4-inch of vegetable oil and heat the oil.
-Fry the breads for a few seconds on each side until they are golden brown.
-Set the breads on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
Try this fry bread with any curry and you’ll love it.