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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.
Author: Pavani
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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!!
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