While waiting for water to boil, dry the cup used to measure the water and use it to measure flour, since it is necessary to have equal parts flour and water. Pour flour into a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add baking powder and stir.
If there is room on the stove, heat oil in frying pan on high.
Note: Measuring cups for wet and dry ingredients normally would be different, however for this recipe it is important to use the same measuring cup.