Old Fashioned Navajo Fried Bread


  • 2 cups of unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder


  1. That my friends are the complete ingredient list for this old fashioned style Navajo bread. The first thing you will need to do is combine the above dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pouring all at once, add just enough warm water to the ingredients to create dough from the mixture.
  3. Flour your hands and knead the resulting dough well and then roll it out in flat round disk shaped cakes.
  4. Take a skillet and place about 1 inch of grease in it. Heat the grease to 350 degrees or until it becomes extremely hot. At this point gently place one of the flattened dough pieces in the hot grease being very careful not to splatter the grease.
  5. Continue to fry it until it becomes golden brown on one side and then flip it over to complete the second side. Considering how thin the bread is this should not take longer then 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. These breads can be served in a variety of ways. They are valued as either bread for the main meal or for use as evening desert breads. The bread is exceptionally good with honey and butter spread on it. I personally like to use them in a dip making an herbal dip with olive oil and a selection of tasty herbs. Either way these breads are well worth trying and keeping in mind for those emergency situations when bread is not available.