Fry Bread Topped with Spiced Chickpeas

The combination of fluffy Indian fry bread and flavorful spiced chickpeas makes this dish a delightful indulgence. The bread is perfectly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, while the spiced chickpeas add a kick of aromatic spices and earthy flavors.

The contrast of textures and the harmony of Indian spices make this dish an exceptional treat. Whether you serve it as an appetizer at a party or enjoy it as a comforting snack, the Indian Fry Bread with Spiced Chickpeas is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add warm water and mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic. Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball. Flatten each ball with your hands or a rolling pin into a disk, about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep skillet or pot over medium heat. Fry the dough disks in batches until golden brown and puffed, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the fried bread to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
  4. In a separate pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the drained chickpeas, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes until the chickpeas are heated through and coated with the spices.
  5. To serve, top each fry bread with spiced chickpeas, diced tomatoes, red onion, chopped cilantro, and a dollop of plain yogurt if desired.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes

Kcal: 350 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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