3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon ground toasted cumin seed
1 cup warm water
8 cups vegetable oil for frying
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and cumin. Slowly add water until dough forms; it should be soft but not sticky. Knead gently. Let rest 15 minutes. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
Roll dough out 1/2-inch thick and pull off 3-inch square or round pieces. Drop into hot oil, a few at a time, and let cook until they float to the top. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain. Serve as a snack, with a salad or a meal.