Keto Naan bread with melted garlic butter

Indian tonight? Don’t skip the bread—make your own keto version of Naan with this easy-to follow recipe. Then, achieve ultimate crave-worthiness with the garlic butter. Mmmmm…
Indian tonight? Don’t skip the bread—make your own keto version of Naan with this easy-to follow recipe. Then, achieve ultimate crave-worthiness with the garlic butter. Mmmmm…
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup 175 ml coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons ground psyllium husk powder
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon salt
  • 13 cup 75 ml melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups 475 ml boiling water
  • coconut oil, for frying
  • sea salt
Garlic butter
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter
  • 2 2 garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced

Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add oil and then boiling water and stir thoroughly.
  2. Allow to rise for five minutes. The dough will turn firm fairly quickly, but stay flexible. It should resemble the consistency of Play-Doh. If you find it’s too runny then add more psyllium husk until it feels right. The amount needed may vary depending on what brand of husk or coconut flour you use.
  3. Divide into 6 or 8 pieces and form into balls that you flatten with your hands directly on parchment paper or on the kitchen counter.
  4. Fry rounds in coconut oil over medium heat until the Naan turn a nice golden color.
  5. Heat the oven to 140°F (70°C) and keep the bread warm while you make more.
  6. Melt the butter and stir in the freshly squeezed garlic. Apply the melted butter on the bread pieces using a brush and sprinkle flaked salt on top.
  7. Pour the rest of the garlic butter in a bowl and dip pieces of bread in it.

Tip!

Love this keto Naan? It’s not just for dinner anymore. Leftovers work well in your lunchbox, either as a base for a sandwich or a side for a salad. Keep your coworkers in mind as you apply garlic butter…

If your Naans are falling apart when you fry them, 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 fryquickly in a frying pan on medium-high heat to get the lovely golden brown color.

Troubleshooting

Do your breads end up with a slightly purple color? That can happen with some brands of psyllium husk. Try with another brand, like this one. For more information, check out our low-carb baking guide.

Goes great with

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212 Comments

  1. Shazi
    Hi peter.one slice of coconut flour bread is how many grams ? 30 grams is one slice of bread and it has 1 digestable carb? Is it right?
  2. Mary
    Thanks Julia, that is good information. Going to try this week
  3. Jamie
    I was a little skeptical about this recipe after reading the comments but the pic looked so good I had to try it! I fried the naan in a mixture of coconut oil and butter, and then rather than try to flip them all at once, would fold in half and press down, then flip and keep doing it until both sides were well browned, and the process helped to firm them up and dry them out. Then I kept them warm in the oven and spread chopped garlic on top. Heavenly!
  4. Michel
    Best to think about these as true Naan - they don't quite taste that, but there is a reason I say this.

    Also, consider this a "make in advance" type of bread. Prepare the day prior if at all possible.

    I started off "frying" in oil, but as many commenters noted, the edges get VERY frayed and crispy. So I switched to treating them more like Bannok. Bannok is "dry fried" in the pan.

    So to get the best results, get your pan nice and hot, and when you drop the bread in, it will sizzle, but this will be water. That will seal the outside. Let that sit for a good 5+ minutes until it starts to almost burn (should be beyond toasted, and looking like it is starting to char) then flip. Cook on the other side another good 5+ minutes. If your heat is high enough, about 3-5 minutes in, you will notice the dough gets very lively. What is happening is the water inside is going "super-critical". It is basically turning to steam on the inside that can't bet out, and because of that the steam, the rest of the batter can cook properly in the middle. Just before the 2nd side burns, take the bread off the heat and toss onto a baking sheet and place in a 400~450 degree oven. You will see right away that they puff up again as the steam cooks them. You can leave them in the oven for 15-20 minutes until you see them starting to deflate. You will now have a true naan. It will still be doughy on the inside, but more in the good sense.

    We served this with Keto Cauliflower Hummus and it was a perfect pairing.

  5. Mary
    Made with ghee instead of coconut oil. Turned out great. Make sure all the flour and psyllium husk get wet. I folded the dough over several times with a spatula, then let rest forv5 minutes. I cooked mine in the oven at 350 for an hour, turning over every 15 minutes. This can be done early in the day. Right before serving I heated up a pan, rubbed a small amount of ghee and cooked until it started to char a bit, flip and did the same on the other side, didn't take long. Brushed with melted butter and garlic. It was delicious.
  6. Connie
    I tried and they fell apart-maybe I don't really know how to fry? I didn't grow up frying anything-ever. Mine fell apart in pan and I threw them away. I tasted the dough and actually thought the flavor was pretty good.
  7. Catherine
    I made these last night to go with a chicken curry. They were really good even without coconut oil in the mixture. Really good with melted butter & garlic. Even my grandson who is a bit picky eater when it comes to my “funny” recipes enjoyed them very much. I must say I used the whole psyllium husk because I find the powder a bit bitter..even makes the rolls seem a bit whole-wheaty. All the recipes I have tried have been really good..thanks Diet Dr.
  8. Megan Newell
    I'm going crazy trying to figure out the nutrition! When I click on the nutrition tab on the recipe all it says is 3 grams of carbs. Calories? Fat? Protein?
    Reply: #211
  9. Raigin
    These do not come out to equal 3 carbs. I entered the recipe into my carb manager app and it came to 5 carbs per naan round. It all comes from the coconut flour.
  10. Mountain Mama
    Seed oils are toxic
  11. Idil
    A single piece has about 430 calories and 35g of fat including the oil used for frying and the garlic butter put on top, 6g of protein and 5g of carbs. (I used 15g of coconut oil to fry and 6 grams of garlic butter on top)
  12. Jennifer Strohl
    I made a double batch right off the bat because the picture looked so good. I had the same results as many, mushy and terrible. I pan fried them forever, but they still stayed mushy on the inside. I wasn't about to throw ALL of them away, so I baked them right on the rack in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 35 minutes. I then turned the oven off, let them in there and went shopping. I came back later and took them out of the oven. Wow! A completely different bread! So don't throw them out! Try what I did, and I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
  13. Klarisa
    Wonderful naan. I used the amounts as given, I ground the psyllium husk at home and it was quite coarse, used boiling water. Turning the naan over is a little challenging, after the first side is done, it is much easier to handle. I put the breads into oven (130 C) while cooking the rest. Highly recommend.
    Also, I used a dry, cast iron pan.
  14. kay
    something seems off with your metric conversion. 1 cup liquid is not the same in grams as 1 cup flour. 3/4 cup flour should only be around 90g but yours say 170g. probably thats why some people who tried had theirs fall apart when cooking.
  15. Linda
    Just tried these, and although they tasted great, I could not get them to stick together in the frying pan. Any ideas?
  16. Jay Ramachandran
    I made this today ,came out good. I didn’t really fry it but made it in a cast iron skillet with coconut oil.
    My wife made palak paneer and it was so good with it !!!
    Thanks so much.
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