This Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread Recipe has great flavor and texture; it’s chewy inside and crispy outside!

Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread Front View

We are the first to admit that we can never get enough Indian food! We love it all, everything from tandoori chicken, to tikka masala, makhani, vegetable curries, pilafs, and flatbreads. When it comes to flavorful food, Indian cuisine is king. After going keto, we couldn’t wait to come up with a keto-friendly low carb Indian flatbread recipe to eat with our favorite curries!

Difference Between Naan and Pita Bread

Naan and pita are similar types of flatbread that are surprisingly quite different. The differences start with the ingredients; pita is made from a lean dough (usually flour, water, yeast, and salt), while naan has things like yogurt, milk, and/or eggs added. Additionally, pita bread and naan bread are cooked differently. Pita is cooked in a very hot oven to achieve the pocket inside, while naan is traditionally cooked on the side of a tandoor (clay) oven, which causes the dough to bubble up. Naan ends up being lighter and fluffier, without a pocket inside.

How Many Carbs Are in Naan Bread?

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, 1 serving (113g) of naan bread has the following nutrition information:

  • 270kcals
  • 10g protein
  • .99g total fat
  • 52g total carbohydrates
  • 2g fiber

Low Carb Alternatives to Naan Bread

Over here at The Keto Queens, we love Indian food and naan bread has always been one of our favorites. Naan is perfect for soaking up all those flavorful sauces! After going keto, we don’t eat regular naan, but we do have a few favorite low carb bread-y recipes that we use as substitutions for naan:

Close Up of Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread

Keto Flatbread Using Coconut Flour

We’ve played around with different grain-free flours in a few different keto-friendly flatbread recipes. We’ve found that a combination of coconut flour and psyllium husk powder yields the best results in terms of flavor and texture in this Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread recipe. Coconut flour is high in fiber and as a result, it absorbs a lot of liquid. We keep it simple in this recipe and use water.

Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread

We cooked this Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread in a little fat (we used KetoSports KetOil, which is a blend of ghee and coconut oil) in a skillet on the stovetop. This results in a pleasantly crispy exterior, which is a nice contrast to the chewy interior of this flatbread.

Ingredients in This Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread Recipe:

  • Coconut flour
  • Psyllium husk powder
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Ghee or coconut oil or a blend (we used KetoSports Ketoil)
  • Beef gelatin
  • Boiling water

Beef Gelatin in Keto Baking

We use beef gelatin in a few different keto recipes (including our chocolate brownies) because it acts as a binder. Beef gelatin improves the texture of keto baked goods and adds a bit of chewiness that gluten free baked goods are sometimes missing because of their lack of gluten.

Psyllium Husk Powder in Keto Baking

Here we use a bit of psyllium husk powder to help improve the texture of our Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread. It makes it a bit lighter and more bread-y.

More Low Carb or Keto Indian Recipes to Try:

Overhead View of Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread

Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread

This Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread has great flavor and texture; it’s chewy inside and crispy outside!
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Low Carb Indian Flatbread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 190 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon psyllium husk powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil or a mixture of both melted, plus about 1/2 tablespoon more for frying (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon beef gelatin dissolved in 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Beat in the ghee, dissolved gelatin, and boiling water until it forms a dough.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 balls and flatten each (between 2 pieces of parchment paper or plastic wrap) into a 5-inch circle.
  4. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a bit of ghee to the skillet. Once melted, add 1 of the dough circles and turn the heat down to medium. Cook until golden on both sides, about 12 minutes total, flipping as needed. (Be careful the first time you flip, as the flatbread has a tendency to scrunch up; you can just use a metal spatula to spread it out to a circle again.) You can turn the heat down a bit if needed to keep them from burning. Cook the 2nd dough circle the same way in a different skillet, or in the same skillet once the 1st flatbread is done.
  5. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 3g per serving (1 flatbread)

Make Ahead: These flatbread are best served warm; they can be made up to 2 days ahead and stored in the fridge. Reheat them on a baking sheet in a 350F oven until warm, about 5 minutes.

Ghee or Coconut Oil in This Recipe: We used KetoSports KetOil, which is a blend of organic coconut oil and grassfed organic ghee.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Potassium 25mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Protein 3g 6%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Crispy Low Carb Indian Flatbread with Description

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