Keto naan bread with melted garlic butter
- ¾ cup (2½ oz.) 180 ml (75 g)
- 2 tbsp 2 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
- ½ tsp ½ tsp onion powder (optional)
- ½ tsp ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
- 1⁄3 cup 80 ml melted coconut oil
- 2 cups 475 ml boiling water
- coconut oil, for frying (optional)
- sea salt
- 4 oz. 110 g butter
- 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
- Mix all dry ingredients for the keto naan in a bowl. Add oil and boiling water (hold some of it back in case it's not needed) and stir thoroughly.
- Allow the dough to rise for five minutes. The dough will turn firm fairly quickly but will stay flexible. It should resemble the consistency of Play-Doh. If you find it’s too runny, then add more psyllium husk until the dough feels right. If it's too firm, add some of the remaining boiling water. The amount needed may vary depending on what brand of husk or coconut flour you use.
- Divide the dough into 6 or 8 pieces and form into balls. Flatten with your hands directly on parchment paper. Make sure that the dough is very thin.
- Fry rounds in a skillet over medium heat until the naan turns a nice golden color. Press on the bread with your spatula to make sure the middle cooks through. Depending on your skillet, you can add a little coconut oil to it so that the bread doesn't stick.
- Heat the oven to 140°F (70°C) and keep the bread warm while you make more.
- Melt the butter and stir in the freshly squeezed garlic. Apply the melted butter to the bread pieces using a brush and sprinkle flaked salt on top.
- Pour the rest of the garlic butter in a bowl and dip pieces of bread in it.
About the recipe
To have realistic expectations, the tips below are good to know.
This is by no means an authentic recipe for naan. Traditional naan is baked using wheat flour. In order to make this a low-carb recipe, we have to substitute the wheat for coconut flour with fewer carbs.
We opted for coconut flour because we believe that the flavor goes best with Indian cuisine. The naan in this recipe will have a prominent coconut taste, and it will be much denser than the traditional version.
To ensure that the naan is cooked through, you may need to cook it for 3-4 minutes on each side, pressing with a spatula but being careful not to burn the bread.
Ground psyllium husk powder
This recipe calls for ground psyllium husk powder. It's a fiber that helps give the bread texture and to hold its shape. We have used a finely ground psyllium husk powder. If the brand you use is more coarsely ground, you can use a spice or coffee grinder to make it finer.
Bake in the oven
If your naan is falling apart when you fry, you can bake them in the oven instead. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and spread the dough in thin rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they look inflated. Take out of the oven and fry quickly in a frying pan on medium-high heat to get the lovely golden brown color.
Storing the bread
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You can keep this bread in the fridge for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Place parchment paper between each piece to prevent them from sticking to each other. Let thaw at room temperature and reheat by frying them quickly or placing them in a toaster.