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Keto Pav Bhaji

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp butter (extra for garnish)
  • 2 whole tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 whole green capsicum (bell pepper) finely diced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped (extra for garnish)
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 whole red onion finely diced (extra for garnish)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 whole fresh lime to taste (extra for garnish)

Instructions

  • Fill a large pot with water and add a pinch of salt, bring to boil.
  • Once boiled, add the cauliflower to the pot and cook for about 8 minutes. The cauliflower should be soft and easy to mash, you don’t want it al dente.
  • Remove the cauliflower from heat and strain. Return to the pot and mash the cauliflower. Don't go so far to turn the cauliflower to a paste.
  • Return the pot to the stove and make a well in the middle. Add 1 tablespoon of butter, the diced tomatoes, green capsicum and 1 tsp of salt. Mix everything together and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add half a cup of water and mix well before covering the pot and boiling for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid and mash everything together until it's a smooth consistency.
  • Add 1 tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp of turmeric, 1 tsp pav bhaji masala and 2 tbsp of finely chopped coriander. Mix everything together and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Make a well in the middle of the pan by pushing the mixture to the edges. Place 1 tbsp of butter in the centre, as it is melting add ½ tsp pav bhaji masala, 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste, 1 finely chopped red onion, 1 tbsp of finely chopped coriander and some lime juice. Saute these ingredients in the centre of the pan by mixing well for 1 minute.
  • Combine all the ingredients well and add ½ cup water to adjust the consistency. Boil and mash the mixture for 5 minutes. I like to keep mine quite a chunky consistency, but it can be mashed down to a fine paste if you prefer. If using, add red food coloring at this point. 
  • It’s ready to serve! Garnish with a knob of butter, red onion, a slice of lime and fresh coriander. 
  • Serve alongside keto buns toasted in butter. Eat by dipping pieces of bread and scooping up the mixture, or by smearing the mixture onto halved buns.