Keto Recipes

Keto Naan | Tortilla | Wrap | Roti | Low-Carb Flatbread

The quest for the elusive keto naan

Most Indian food can easily be ‘ketofied’ and adapted to suit our macros. However, for any Indian the biggest void in their dietary heart is the lack of any carbs in the form of roti, naan or paratha, that normally accompanies a curry. Indian flatbreads are much like tortillas, but made out of whole wheat flour. These are great for mopping up curries and gravies and, to be honest, most of us Indians would be lost without it. Eating just curry is pretty much unheard of in India!  A low-carb flatbread is the need of the hour.

Unfortunately, keto friendly flours don’t quite work the same way our glutinous friends maida (all purpose flour) and atta (whole wheat flour). So we must adapt and bring in new ingredients to the table to achieve similar results. Of course, this recipe could easily be repurposed to make a low carb tortilla, or a keto wrap that you can stuff with veggies and meat of your choice – this flatbread is your playground!

 

 

Replacing traditional flour with coconut flour in the low carb tortilla

Coconut flour, unlike almond flour, absorbs a lot more liquid, but gives you a pancake that’s closer to that flatbread feel. This coconut flour tortilla doubles up as a naan, a paratha and an keto uttapam. Yes, it does have a coconutty taste, but it is versatile enough that you can stuff it with a filling of your choice or use it as the perfect vehicle for your butter chicken. One thing to note: the psyllium husk in this recipe is absolutely essential. On it’s own, the coconut flour doesn’t quite hold up, but just add in that psyllium husk and it suddenly has structure and can hold up like any flatbread would. You can bake this or fry it, you can even use it as a keto pizza base (though it won’t get crispy). You can also roll it out thinner and use it as a tortilla… the possibilities are endless.

Getting your hands on coconut flour

For a lot of folks living in India, coconut flour is an expensive option and not easily available. (To be fair, though, a lot of brands now retail on Amazon.) This might be the case in your country as well. In this case, you can make do with desiccated coconut, which will give you a coarser pancake. However, there is no replacement for the psyllium husk, which is what binds the entire thing together.

Another important thing to note is the temperature of the water – if it’s not warm, it won’t hold together.

Anyway, unleash your creativity with this delicious flatbread. Click here for my Chicken Keto Tortilla Filling

 

Keto Naan Keto Uttapam Keto Parantha

 

Nutrition Info (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 111
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Carbs: 19g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fiber: 15g

This recipe makes 4 servings/naans/parathas/uttapams. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Low Carb Tortilla Keto Naan Coconut Flour

Low Carb Tortillas Recipe with Coconut Flour

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A keto coconut flatbread that works as a naan, paratha or uttapam or even a tortilla.
Servings Prep Time
4 Naans 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Naans 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 10 Minutes
Low Carb Tortilla Keto Naan Coconut Flour

Low Carb Tortillas Recipe with Coconut Flour

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Votes: 10
Rating: 4.6
You:
Rate this recipe!
A keto coconut flatbread that works as a naan, paratha or uttapam or even a tortilla.
Servings Prep Time
4 Naans 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 Naans 5 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 Minutes 10 Minutes
Ingredients
  • 50 Grams Coconut Flour I use this
  • 8 Grams Psyillium Husk I use this
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Tbsp Oil/Ghee for frying
  • Salt to Taste
Servings: Naans
Units:
Instructions
  1. Heat the water for 30 seconds in the microwave.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients and add the warm water.
  3. Form a dough and let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Cut the dough into 4 parts.
  5. Roll out one part of the dough between two sheets of parchment paper.
  6. Add a bit of butter or ghee to the pan and slap the flatbread on.
  7. Wait for one side to cook completely before flipping. Fry on both sides till golden brown.
  8. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Don't try to sub almond flour for the coconut flour; it won't work.

Psyllium husk is essential to the recipe. Ground flaxseed won't work the same way, so it's not a good substitute.

The water has to be warm when added to the flour. Cold water will make for a crumbly dough.

If you find the naan breaking when you try to flip it, let it cook for some more time before you attempt again.

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Sarah Stanley
    November 10, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I have made this in the past and loved it. I just decided to make it and try as a pizza base and it was AMAZING!!! It’s so easy to make, this will definitely be a staple!!

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      Sahil Makhija
      November 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm

      Very glad to hear that 🙂

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    Donna
    November 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    Love the new website. Enjoy watching your videos and making your recipes. Keep it up!

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    Lakey
    December 8, 2017 at 12:31 am

    I made this tonight, it was wonderful. I think it might have convinced my teenage daughter to try moving towards a Keto diet because “everything you guys eat is SO good”. Thank you so much for not only taking the time to work out these recipes, and share them, but make videos so they are easy to understand and entertaining to learn!

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Very glad to hear that Lakey and thank you for the kind words 🙂

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    Alyssa
    December 12, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Totally using this to make a half-moon quesadilla. <3

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    Cathy
    December 17, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I want naan tonight but have no psyllium husk flour. Is there an alternate?
    Thanks!

    PS: I love your videos!

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 18, 2017 at 4:55 am

      Thank you so much Cathy, sadly without the husk there is nothing to bind the mixture together. You can probably use an egg or 2 with the coconut flour and make a pancake from it.

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    Madalyn Castle
    December 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Great site. Thank you.

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    Sayali
    December 29, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Hi sahil,
    I have some questions about keto diet would you be able to guide me.or can you recommend any dietitian for that.

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      Sahil Makhija
      December 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm

      Hi Sayali, you should read up everything on http://www.ruled.me – they are a great Keto resource. I do believe there is a company in Mumbai called Food Darzee that does Keto consultancy as well.

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    Kathy
    December 30, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I found the dough was way too wet. Added a little more coconut flour but that didn’t help. It didn’t cook up very well, either. I ended up throwing out half of it.

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 1, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you. What kind of husk did you use? That can make a difference as well. Was the water warm? did you watch the video and follow it exactly like that?

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    Fa
    January 2, 2018 at 6:14 am

    I tried this today and loved it. Thanks to you I can finally enjoy having curries!!
    The uttapam and paneer Paratha idea is great too…will try those soon.

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    Ritz
    January 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Hi can I freeze these or put them in the fridge for a few days . Also is there a way to make them crisp?

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 6, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Yes you can do that. I guess to make it crispy you can roll it really thin and cook it really long in the oven at a low temperature.

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    Mrs. Agha
    January 5, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you brother for sharing this awesome recipe. Now my husband and I can enjoy guilt free curries at home. Thumbs up. Peace!

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 6, 2018 at 1:02 pm

      Cheers! Glad you dig the recipes.

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    Teresa
    January 8, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Oh my goodness, so so good! My husband who is skeptical of anything Keto loved them. I used a tortilla press and the naan came out lovely. Loved your recipe and video, thanks! 5 stars

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 9, 2018 at 4:07 am

      So glad to hear that 🙂

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    Kristen
    January 8, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Do you use psyllium husk or psyllium husk powder? I have both, one is coarse and the other is finely ground.

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 9, 2018 at 4:09 am

      In the recipe I’ve linked to the one I use.

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    Carl
    January 11, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Been eager to try this recipe after we found your channel a couple months ago. Only hold up was ordering some psyllium husk powder. WOW! Turned out great! Thanks so much for your recipes and your energy. Horns UP!

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    Vanita
    January 12, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Today I tried yiour recipe ……awesome…..thanks….stay blessed

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    AK
    January 13, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I had serious doubts about this recipe as several low carb recipes i’ve tried (from various internet sources) have been so disappointing. But this was excellent – I mean, it’s never going to be like the real thing being low carb but it was as close as you can get. Genuinely “bready” and the mild coconut flavour is perfect with curries. THANK YOU!

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 15, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Glad to hear that 🙂

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    Ayesha
    January 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    I’ve tried it and it tastes great with curries! I was definitely missing the normal wheat roti but this is equally good. I tried with coarser coconut but it just didn’t hold. Even added some more psyllium husk, still it crumbled and didn’t make into a roti. What could be the reason? I have powdered coconut flour but that is not easily available here and it’s about to finish so I tried with the dessicated coconut but failed:/ Any help would be appreciated.

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      Sahil Makhija
      January 16, 2018 at 4:45 am

      I think you might need to add some more water if you using coarser coconut.

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