Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir.
Add shortening by spoonfuls and stir in after each addition (you might have to use a fork).
Stir in the hot water and stir well.
Knead about 30 times and then cover to let rest.
Shape into balls and rest again. Roll out into large circles.
Fry on med-high heat about 30 seconds on each side.