Butter Chicken over Cauliflower Puree

Cauliflower Puree

Cauliflower.  Oh How I Love Thee!  And to think I gave you no respect before my Keto life.  It was one of those big deal veggies.  You boil it, it can get mushy and does it even have any flavor?

All that changed when I discovered Cauliflower Puree.  It’s one of the great redeeming qualities of Pinterest , you come across things you may otherwise have never found.

So Cauliflower Puree.  Dead simple to make and it fits in so well with so many dishes and it is a Keto Comfort Food staple in this house.  Here’s how I make it:

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp butter

Break up the cauliflower into chunks and boil or steam until fork tender but not mushy.  cauliflower pureeDrain and toss into a food processor (or blender) with the butter and cream.  Process.  I have made this in both my KitchenAid Food Processor as well as my Vitamix and both worked out perfectly.

Looks and tastes like mashed potatoes!

Once you have Cauliflower Puree, you have the basis for some pretty yummy dishes:

  • Cauliflower Jalapeno casserole(pictured) (from I Breath I’m Hungry)cauliflower puree low carb
  • Use it underneath Butter Chicken, Beef Stew, Chicken Cacciatore, Beef Stroganoff
  • Keto Shepherd’s Pie (I’m working on it!)
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 

Here is the breakdown for Cauliflower Puree(about 6 servings 1/3 cup each)      Cal 75, Carbs 5, Fat 6, Protein 2, Fibre 2

Now, about that Butter Chicken to put on top.  I always use leftover chicken thighs when I make this, so I am just giving you the sauce recipe.

Butter Chicken Sauce (serve over Cauliflower Puree)

Six Servings and for nutritional count I used 1 chicken thigh per serving (see at end of recipe)

  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 can coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp butter

In a large skillet, heat coconut oil.  Add onion and saute until transparent.  Add garlic and all the spices and stir until thick.

Add the tomato paste and stir.  Add the coconut milk and salt with a whisk until well blended.  Add in the cooked chicken and simmer for a few minutes until chicken is hot.

Stir in the butter until it is melted.  Serve over the Cauliflower Puree.

Nutrition Count for Butter Chicken Sauce with Chicken Thigh:

Calories 305, Fat 23, Protein 17, Carbs 7, Fibre 1  for a ratio of 68/23/9.  For my own desired Keto ratio, I put an extra tbsp butter on mine.

I hope you enjoy this!

Butter chicken over Cauliflower Puree

 

 

 

 

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34 Responses to Butter Chicken over Cauliflower Puree

  1. anitabreeze says:

    I would use about 1 chicken thigh per serving. Hope that helps!

  2. anitabreeze says:

    Yes I updated the post (see near the bottom) and sorry for the delay!

    • CanadaMomof4 says:

      Thanks! I added it to My Fitness Pal under “Ketogenic Woman Butter Chicken” FYI 🙂 Hope that’s ok! I know lots of Keto/ Paleo people seem to use this tool as well!!! The only think I wasn’t 100% sure of is what a serving is for this one … one cup, two cups, less???

      • anitabreeze says:

        Hmmm, I’ve never actually measured it out cup wise. I think on MFP you can enter # of servings, which in this case I have made it 6 servings.

  3. XXVampXx says:

    Heya! What are the total nutrients for the butter chicken and sauce. 🙂

  4. Devin Kedward says:

    I get the taste right, but my butter chicken sauce is so thick! Any suggestions?

    • anitabreeze says:

      Maybe add either some chicken broth or coconut milk? Or less tomato paste. The sauce is thick, but when I add chicken thighs (with skin), it seems to get thinner.

    • anitabreeze says:

      Better answer! I had this problem the other day and I added more butter! It is BUTTER chicken, don’t know why I didn’t think of that right away!

  5. Lauren says:

    I tried this recipe and loved it – I never thought I could get an authentic-tasting butter chicken in only 15 minutes and without dozens of ingredients…. But this is it!! In the recipe folder it goes! Just wanted to say thanks. Keto on! 🙂

    • anitabreeze says:

      That is music to my ears! i work full time and if I have to slave over it, it’s not happening! Thanks for visiting!

  6. Doug says:

    I made this tonight, it was really good. I think I might prefer to try it with cauliflower rice next time though. Thanks for the recipe.

    • anitabreeze says:

      Thanks so much for letting me know that you liked it. I was thinking of trying it over cauliflower rice as well. I think it will be good that way.

  7. Mrs_Sergeant says:

    I will be going to the store in the morning for these ingredients. This look divine and I CANNOT wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Melanie Roberts says:

    YUMMM..this is my kind of dinner.. love Cauliflower, never had it pureed, sooo have to try it; thanks for the recipe

  9. tessii1 says:

    I dont eat cauliflower often but this dish might make me eat it more!

  10. Lean Lacaba says:

    Definitely a winner! I could just imagine the mixture of mashed potatoes with this viand!

  11. Amanda says:

    Sounds delicious! I have made mashed cauliflower in place of mashed potatoes before and they were delicious!

  12. PamIW says:

    This really looks delicious. I do like cauliflower but mostly eat it raw. I would like to try this.

  13. Butter chicken sounds really good. I’ve never had anything like this before although I would have to get rid of the cauliflower. I’m not a cauliflower fan. 🙂

  14. Dov Shapira says:

    Wow, sounds too good !

    I will try it with Beef Stroganoff for sure.

  15. Robin Rue says:

    I’ve never made Cauliflower Puree before, but you can bet I am going to try it now 🙂

  16. Viccy H says:

    What great timing! I had butter chicken from the takeout last week and was curious to the recipe so I could recreate it at home. Thank you xx

  17. Michele says:

    I happen to like cauliflower but generally just throw some Italian breadcrumbs over it–never ever thought about mashing it up! What a great idea!

  18. Annie Wong says:

    This sounds friggin’ delicious! Cauliflower is one of my faves so I gotta try this recipe out 😀

  19. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    I never would have thought of this before, but honestly it sounds really quite good!

  20. Terry My Journey With Candida says:

    My Hubs and I both have to cut our carbs, him because he wants to lose weight and me because carbs turn to sugar and feed candida, so… Cauliflour is much better than eating potatoes. http://www.myjourneywithcandida.com/

  21. This post couldn’t have come at a better time. It definitely has been on my mind lately to start substituting mashed potatoes for mashed cauliflower to decrease the carbohydrate consumption. I love this recipe.

  22. Daisy Tremorev says:

    I love this unique recipe! My hubby had a cauliflower puree at Yosemite a few years ago and still talks about it. Can’t wait to make this for him.

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