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Vegan Indian Style Sloppy Joes Recipe

Vegan Kheema Pav (sloppy joe) made with spiced cauliflower simmered with tomatoes and warm Indian spices.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course sandwich, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Servings


For the Vegan Kheema Mixture:

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cuos Cauliflower Florets, processed into a fine mixture
  • 1 cup Cooked Chickpeas, coarsely mashed
  • 1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • 1 cup Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • To taste salt

Other Ingredients:

  • 8 Pav buns/ Slider buns
  • As needed Green Chutney
  • As needed Sweetened Coconut Yogurt (use regular or soy yogurt)
  • As needed Pickled Onions or finely chopped Red Onions


Make Vegan Kheema:

  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add the onions, ginger+garlic paste and cook till onions soften, about 3~5 minutes.
  • Add the processed cauliflower, mashed chickpeas and cook covered till cauliflower is tender, about 8~10 minutes.
  • Add tomato puree, red chili powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, garam masala and salt. Cook covered for the flavors mingle, about 8~10 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Assemble Kheema Pav:

  • Toast pav/ slider buns and keep ready.
  • Serve the prepared kheema over toasted buns topped with green chutney, sweetened yogurt and pickled onions. Serve right away!!