Low Carb Keto Butter Chicken over Cauliflower Puree

Keto butter chicken over cailiflower mash

Low Carb Keto Indian Butter Chicken Recipe

Low Carb Keto Butter Chicken over Cauliflower Puree

The first time I ever heard of anyone eating Butter Chicken it sounded like something nobody should eat!

I imagined something completely different than what was put on the table. Boy was I wrong!

And cauliflower. 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. Oh, how I love it now!

Put these two things together and you have one of my very favorite keto comfort food dinners!

How to make Cauliflower Puree for Keto DietLow Carb Cauliflower Puree for Keto Recipes

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. Drain and toss into a food processor (or blender) with the butter and cream. Process. I have made this in both my KitchenAid Food Processor Low Carb Keto Indian Butter Chicken Recipe as well as my Vitamix Low Carb Keto Indian Butter Chicken Recipe and both worked out perfectly.

Looks and tastes like mashed potatoes!

Read here for a step by step tutorial on how to make Cauliflower Puree and Cauliflower Rice

Here is the breakdown for Cauliflower Puree(about 6 servings 1/3 cup each)

Cal 75, Carbs 5, Fat 6, Protein 2, Fibre 2

How to Make Keto Butter Chicken Recipe

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)Keto Butter Chicken 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

Instructions for Butter Chicken

  • 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.

I hope you enjoy this!

37 thoughts on “Low Carb Keto Butter Chicken over Cauliflower Puree”

    1. 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???

      1. 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.

    1. Sorry, I’m not sure how I missed your comment! I will figure out the nutrients and update the post within the next 24 hours.

    1. 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.

    2. 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!

  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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

  6. 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!

  7. 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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