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Fried Vegetable and Paneer Kofta Balls

Fried Vegetable & Cheese Kofta BallsKofta Ball Ingredients
2 cups cauliflower, grated
2 cups cabbage, grated
1 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (omit if you do not have it)
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 tablespoons garlic paste
1 tablespoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon poppy seeds lightly roasted and ground into a powder
3 tablespoons cashews ground into a thick paste
24 cubes of paneer cheese
Enough coconut oil to fry the koftas in (feel free to use any oil that you have at home)
Set aside another 1/2 cup of almond flour so you can roll the balls in the inf you want a more defined exterior coating.

Mint Chili Sauce Ingredients
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic
2 tablespoons mint leaves
1/4 piece of red chili pepper
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 lime, juiced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Kofta Ball Directions
Combine all of the ingredients together but the last two. Allow them to sit in a large bowl together for 30 minutes to allow the dry ingredients to get absorbed into the vegetables and the flour to absorb all of the liquid.

You can make the balls as large or as small as you want. I like to make them big enough so I can safely pop one in my mouth without looking like I just stuffed my face. Place a piece of paneer at the center and then roll the dough into balls. This recipe usually makes 24.

Bring the oil up to 350 degrees F.

Fry a few at a time, make sure you do not overcrowd the pan so the temperature stays up and they all brown evenly. Allow the balls to dry on paper towels. Serve with the sauce.

Mint Chili Sauce Directions
Combine all of the ingredients together in the blender and blend. Serve on the side or directly over the fried balls.

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Low-Carb Mint Chocolate Truffle

Truffle IngredientsMint Chocolate Truffles
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped (pure sugar-free chocolate)
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons of sugar substitute, I prefer liquid stevia (this would be the equivalence of 2 tablespoons of real sugar)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Directions
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the heavy whipping cream and mint leaves to a simmer. Strain out the mint leaves.

Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate, add the vanilla and stevia and stir to incorporate the ingredients.

Allow the mixture to cool and using a spoon, create small truffles, once shaped allow it to cool in the refrigerator overnight.

Return to the refrigerator and serve when hard.

Mint Chocolate Truffles

Truffle IngredientsMint Chocolate Truffles
1 cup dark chocolate, chopped (If low-carb, use pure sugar-free chocolate and add 1-2 tablespoons of your preferred sweetener)
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup mint leaves
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons powdered sugar (leave out if doing a low-carb version)

Directions
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the heavy whipping cream and mint leaves to a simmer. Strain out the mint leaves.

Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate, add the vanilla and stir to incorporate the ingredients.

Allow the mixture to cool and using a spoon, create small truffles, once shaped allow it to cool in the refrigerator overnight.

Roll each truffle in the powdered sugar and mixture and return to the refrigerator.