Keto Garlic Naan

Keto Garlic Naan

The great news is that many of the Indian curries are keto friendly. Unfortunately, these dishes are accompanied by carbohydrate heavy side dishes such as rice or breads. One of the popular breads that goes with curries in India is the naan. The naan is a baked Indian flat bread. It is usually torn off into small bite size pieces and dipped into the curry to be eaten. A tasty version of naan is accomplished by adding garlic to it and hence the name garlic naan. I wanted to have a keto garlic naan to enjoy with variety of curries I cook.

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I leveraged and modified the popular fathead dough recipe to accomplish a great tasting naan that not only tastes, but feels like a naan. Using butter rather than cream cheese in the fathead dough for the naan makes for a delicious buttery taste. The keto garlic naan turned out delicious so follow along below and make it when you need it to accompany an Indian curry.

Overview

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Servings: 4 
  • Calories: 293.2kcal
  • Net Carbs: 4.3 g per serving

Equipment

  • Silpat – This is a silicone mat that can be used in place of parchment paper and withstands high heat and is non-stick. This is a must have item when cooking keto based doughs. I highly recommend investing in these
  • Silicone Spatula – This is helpful in mixing sticky contents like the fathead dough. Also useful in many desert recipes. This is a must have for any keto cooking
  • Oven

Keto Garlic Nann Ingredients

Naan

  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 1 egg large

Garlic topping

  • 1 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
Ingredients

Keto Garlic Naan Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Then mince garlic and chop cilantro. Add sesame seeds. Combine in a small bowl and set aside.
minced garlic and cilantro
  • Then put mozzarella cheese and butter in a bowl. Cut the 1 tbsp butter into 4 small pieces.
  • Then cook in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir cheese and butter with silicone spatula. Cook another 45 seconds.
Mix mozzarella and butter
  • Then mix with silicone spatula. The mozzarella cheese should appear smooth.
  • Then add the almond flour and egg to the mozzarella cheese mix.
add egg and almond flour
  • Then mix and fold until the almond flour and egg are well incorporated into the mozzarella dough.
Fathead Dough
  • Divide the dough into 4 parts. Then put on silicone mat/parchment paper on a baking tray.
Split fathead into four
  • Then flatten with silicone spatula until about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Top each naan with garlic mix and press into dough.
garlic mix into fathead dough
  • Then place keto garlic naan in oven and cook for 13-15 minutes at 400°F. 
Keto naan in oven
  • Then remove from oven and enjoy your keto garlic naan with your favorite curry. Try this with my keto cauliflower sabji.

Notes

  • The dough gets very sticky.  Wet hands with water if you do not have a silicone spatula to mix the almond flour and eggs into the mozzarella cheese and butter.
  • If you do not have a silpat, you can use parchment paper instead.
  • The traditional fathead dough recipe uses cream cheese.  I replaced with butter to achieve a more buttery taste.
  • Enjoy with a wide variety of Indian curries!

Nutrition

Serving: 1-naan | Calories: 293.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 15.5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Cholesterol: 81.7mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 59.1mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 1.2g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 272.7mg | Iron: 1.3mg | Net Carbs: 4.3g

keto garlic naan

Keto Garlic Naan

An Indian flat bread made keto with modified fathead dough
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: almond flour, fathead, keto
Servings: 4
Calories: 293.2kcal
Net Carbs: 4.3g

Ingredients

Naan

  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese - shredded
  • 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp butter - unsalted
  • 1 egg - large

Garlic topping

  • 1 tbsp cilantro - chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic - minced or chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame - seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Mince garlic and chop cilantro. Add sesame seeds. Combine in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Put mozzarella cheese and butter in a bowl. Cut the 1 tbsp butter into 4 small pieces.
  • Cook in microwave for 45 seconds. Stir cheese and butter with silicone spatula. Cook another 45 seconds.
  • Then mix with silicone spatula. The mozzarella cheese should appear smooth.
  • Add the almond flour and egg to the mozzarella cheese mix.
  • Mix and fold until the almond flour and egg are well incorporated into the mozzarella dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 parts. Put on silicone mat/parchment paper on a baking tray.
  • Flatten with silicone spatula until about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Top each naan with garlic mix and press into dough.
  • Place in oven and cook for 13-15 minutes at 400°F.
  • Remove from oven and enjoy with your favorite curry.

Notes

  • The dough gets very sticky.  Wet hands with water if you do not have a silicone spatula to mix the almond flour and eggs into the mozzarella cheese and butter.
  • If you do not have a silpat, you can use parchment paper instead.
  • The traditional fathead dough recipe uses cream cheese.  I replaced with butter to achieve a more buttery taste.
  • Enjoy with a wide variety of Indian curries!

Nutrition

Serving: 1-naan | Calories: 293.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.6g | Protein: 15.5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Cholesterol: 81.7mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 59.1mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 1.2g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 272.7mg | Iron: 1.3mg | Net Carbs: 4.3g
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