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Keto Pav Bhaji with Yeast Risen Pav Bread

A keto pav bhaji made with a yeast risen pav bread that is lighter and fluffier than most low carb breads with a delicious low carb bhaji.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 177.4 kcal


Keto Pav Bread

Keto Pav Bhaji Masala


Keto Pav Bread

  • Activate yeast with hot water, inulin and yeast in stand mixer bowl. Give it at least 10 minutes (I wait 30 minutes) for the yeast to activate. It will have a bubbly upper layer.
    Keto bread yeast
  • Add all ingredients in the following order to stand mixer bowl. If activated yeast done outside of stand mixer bowl, add it in first. Then add eggs, flax seed powder, almond flour, oat fiber, vital wheat gluten, butter, xanthan gum, monk fruit sweetener and garlic salt.
    keto bread ingredients
  • Start with flat beater paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes as dough is formed.
    stand mixer flat blade
  • Then use dough hook attachment and knead dough for 5 minutes on a slow speed.
    stand mixer dough hook
  • Transfer to counter top and knead for one minute until dough comes together on top of silpat (optional).
    Keto pav bhaji - knead the dough
  • Cut the dough into 12 equal pieces
  • Roll each piece of dough into a sphere shaped roll.
    keto pav bread roll dough
  • Place each roll on a large baking tray lined with silpat or parchment paper. Ensure there is plenty of space allowed for the bun to rise without touching others.
    keto pav bread baking tray
  • Cover buns with silicone mat/saran wrap and clean towel. Leave in warm place for approximately 1 hour until buns have increased in size. They should get to 1.5x to 2x the original size.
    keto pav bread proof
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Bake 25 minutes
  • When done baking - brush butter on top of keto pav bread
    pav bread butter

Keto Pav Bhaji Masala

  • Steam cauliflower florets in microwave steamer or pasta boat with steamer attachment for 7 minutes. If you do not have a microwave steamer, use a bowl with 1/4 cup of water and cover with a plate and cook in microwave for 7 minutes. If using bowl, then drain water with a strainer.
    Steamed Cauliflower
  • Finely chop the cauliflower - 1 head of cauliflower is about 2 1/2 to 3 cups finely chopped
  • Heat pan on stove on medium heat.
  • Add 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Then add 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 cup finely chopped onions. Stir and cook until onions are soft.
    keto pav bhaji - onions and cumin
  • Add 1 tsp ginger paste and 1 tsp garlic paste. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes until ginger and garlic paste is well incorporated.
    ginger and garlic pastes
  • Then add 1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes. Saute until soft and cooked.
  • Then add 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell peppers, Saute until soft and cooked.
    bell peppers
  • Add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder, 1 1/2 tbsp pav bhaji masala, 1/2 tsp salt (adjust to taste), 1/2 tsp monk fruit sweetener and 1/2 tsp lime juice.
    keto pav bhaji spices
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of finely chopped cauliflower that was steamed in earlier step. Stir well.
  • Add 1 cup of water. Use masher to mash the cauliflower.
    water and mash
  • Add 1/2 tsp lime juice and mix well.
  • Cover and cook until cauliflower is cooked to very soft consistency. About 2-3 minutes. Keeps stirring intermittently during this time.
    cover and cook
  • Add 1/2 tbsp cilantro and 1/2 tbsp butter for garnishing and mix well.
    butter and cilantro
  • Slice pav bread in half and toast with butter on medium heat on pan on stove top.
    keto pav bread toasted


  • For Pav Bhaji Masala powder ingredient, I used the Shan brand.  MDH or Everest also make the pav bhaji masala powder.  These can be found in an Indian grocery store.  If you need to make your own.
  • Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala - Grind the following
    • 4 tablespoons coriander seeds
    • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
    • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
    • 6 Kashmiri red chilies, less if using spicier variety
    • 2 inch cinnamon stick
    • 6 cloves
    • 4 green cardamom
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns


Serving: 1gCalories: 177.4kcalCarbohydrates: 16.1gProtein: 13.2gFat: 11.2gSaturated Fat: 3.6gCholesterol: 38.7mgSodium: 528.8mgPotassium: 215.4mgFiber: 9.6gSugar: 1.4gVitamin A: 492.1IUVitamin C: 16.2mgCalcium: 56.5mgIron: 2mgNet Carbs: 6.5g
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