This Indian fry bread is deep fried until golden brown and then served as savory or sweet. Perfectly crispy and bubbly on the outside, while soft and chewy on the inside.
Prep Time: 20minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Let Rise: 30minutes
Total Time: 1hour10minutes
1package yeast, about 2 1/2 teaspoons
1cupluke warm milk
Vegetable oil, for frying
Dissolve the yeast and 1 Tablespoon sugar in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes or until very bubbly and frothy.
Add egg, milk and sugar. Whip until foamy. Add flour, salt and baking powder and mix to a thick dough. The dough should be soft and stick a little bit to your finger. Do not over knead. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place.
Roll dough out on a floured surface until it's 1/4 inch thick. Divide the dough into 12-16 equal sections by pinching off golf-ball sized balls of dough. Then roll out the dough balls into roughly 4-5-inch thin circles on a lightly floured surface. Keep them covered with plastic wrap while you prepare to fry them. Poke a small hole in the center with a fork.
Heat vegetable oil (about 1 1/2" deep) in a large skillet until it reaches about 400°F. Place the dough in the oil, and then cook until golden brown. Then flip and cook the other side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
To keep the fry bread warm, place in a pan in the oven at 200°F.