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Keto Pav Bhaji – Indian Street Food (30 Minute) Recipe

Keto Pav Bhaji

Keto Pav Bhaji is regarded in India as the king of street food, especially among the vibrant Mumbai street food. Here, pav means bread and bhaji means spicy vegetable mash. So, Keto Pav Bhaji is, basically, a mix of keto safe bread, had with vegetables along with a lot of mouthwatering spices and butter.

Pav bhaji (Marathi : पाव भाजी) is a street food dish from India consisting of a thick vegetable curry (bhaji) served with a soft bread roll (pav). It originated in the city of Mumbai — Wikipedia.

Although there are a variety of ingredients involved in preparing Keto Spicy Cauliflower Mash, the most noticeable ingredient is butter. To make the food, we will simply replace potatoes with cauliflower and the traditional high-carb bread with some Ketogenic bread.

There’s a great deal of flexibility in this Ketogenic recipe for choosing the veggies. You can add cabbage, mushrooms, spinach, beans, broccoli, and of course loads of cauliflower. Cheese can also be used as a garnish at the end. You can try different combinations. Already salivating? Let’s not waste any other moment, then!

Keto Pav Bhaji

Keto Pav Bhaji

Keto Pav Bhaji is, basically, a mix of keto safe bread, had with vegetables along with a lot of mouthwatering spices and butter.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword how to make keto pav bhaji, Keto Pav Bhaji, Keto Pav Bhaji Indian street food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 330kcal
Author Priya Dogra


  • Frying pan
  • Cup
  • knife
  • Tablesspoon
  • Bowl
  • Teaspoon


  • 500 gm Cauliflower grated or finely chopped
  • 200 gm Tomatoes chopped
  • 150 gm Butter
  • 150 gm Green bell pepper
  • 100 gm Onions
  • 30 gm Ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Pav bhaji masala
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro or coriander powder Optional
  • 1 tsp Dried fenugreek leaves/Kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ Lime or lemon
  • Salt as per taste


  • Start by cutting the cauliflower into small pieces. Add the same to a frying pan with a cup of water and place over a medium heat setting.
  • Cook the cauliflower for about 10 minutes or until it gets tender.
  • Now add the bell peppers, ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala, 50 grams of butter, salt, and tomatoes to the mixture. Mix thoroughly and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Mash the mixture using a potato masher to get a uniform paste. Keep cooking until the water dries out and then transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Melt the remaining butter in the frying pan and add everything to it except the coriander/cilantro, food color, and lime juice. Keep cooking. Cook on medium heat and keep stirring.
  • Now, add the cauliflower mixture and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  •   Add some water to the mixture and stir to mix. Add more water, if required, to achieve the desired consistency and keep cooking. Add the lime juice.
  •   Garnish the Keto Spicy Cauliflower Mash with butter, chopped onions, and fresh coriander/cilantro before serving.
  • Pair with some yummy Keto Buns and have it hot!


More nutrition information about Keto Pav Bhaji
Carbohydrates – 13 grams
Fat – 30 grams
Fiber – 5 grams
Protein – 4 grams

That completes the Keto Pav Bhaji recipe. Did you enjoy it? Let us know in the comments. You can also ask questions or share your suggestions there. Happy eating!

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