Today I have a delicious rogan josh bubbling away in the slow cooker. I figured that with dinner effectively making itself that I would have time to make some naan bread. I have a sour dough starter happening again so sour dough naan bread sounded great for the rest of the family but for me I am still not that into grains. I’m gradually coming off GAPS and I have had grains for a few months now but I still like to look at a grain-free option most of the time.
I love the simplicity of Indian breads. Mostly they are just flour, water, oil and yeast. The few grain-free recipes I found for naan bread were very complicated with lots of different ingredients to give it the rise and consistency that bread has. I prefer the simpler option if possible. This is my recipe. It isn’t exactly a naan, but it is a very yummy garlic flat bread that will be perfect at our Indian feast tonight … if there will be any left …
GRAIN-FREE GARLIC NAAN
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp cumin
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vinegar
Mix the dry ingredients together well then add the milk, eggs and vinegar. I poured a little melted butter in there too. Mix the batter well and then let it sit for half an hour or so for the moisture to be absorbed. When ready the mixture will not be like a dough, but like a very very thick batter.
Melt butter in a cast iron skillet and dollop in a few tablespoons of batter. Flatten it out to an even thickness with slightly wet fingers. While the batter is cooking on the bottom, sprinkle chopped garlic on the top, then flip it over and cook the other side.
The naan should be firm on the outside and soft still in the middle. It isn’t chewy like a naan made with flour but it sure does taste good and does well for a flatbread on the side of a great rogan josh. We’ll be coming home late tonight so I have made mine in advance and will heat them up under the grill just before serving. Looking forward to it!