gobi 65 | fried cauliflower

Gobi 65 recipe with step by step photos – gobi 65 is a tasty starter snack of spicy fried cauliflower florets. Gluten-free and a vegan snack.

A yum snack for the winters is this gobi 65. the genre of 65 recipes is pretty popular in southern parts of India. There is some prep work required to make these crisp snacks. The recipe I am sharing is not very spicy and adapted from my Paneer 65. two more delicious variations are:

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This is a dry version of gobi 65 and does not include sauces like soy sauce or tomato sauce. The recipe is a homely version and not a restaurant style version. I have also not deep fried the cauliflower florets, but shallow fried them in less oil.

Prepare gobi 65 as a starter dish or as an evening snack and serve with tomato ketchup or red chili sauce. You can also serve with coconut chutney or coriander-mint chutney.

How to make gobi 65

1. Chop 350 grams cauliflower in small to medium pieces. Rinse them very well and keep in a bowl. If you chop in small florets, then the fried cauliflower becomes more crisp as compared to medium or large florets.

gobi for gobi 65 recipe

2. Now add enough hot water so that all the florets are covered. Cover and blanch the cauliflower florets for 20 minutes.

gobi for gobi 65 recipe

3. In a small bowl, add 1 to 2 tbsp water and soak 4 dry red chilies in it for 15 minutes.

red chillies for gobi 65 recipe

4. In a small grinder jar or chutney grinder, add 1.5 tsp chopped garlic and 1.5 tsp roughly chopped ginger.

adrak for gobi 65 recipe

5. Add the soaked red chilies.

making gobi 65 recipe

6. Add 1 to 2 tbsp water and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

paste for gobi 65 recipe

Marination for making gobi 65

7. Drain the gobi florets very well and take them in a mixing bowl or pan.

gobi for gobi 65 recipe

8. Add the red paste.

paste for gobi 65 recipe

9. Mix very well.

gobi for gobi 65 recipe

10. Then add 6 tbsp besan (gram flour or chickpea flour), 4 tbsp rice flour and 2 tbsp corn starch. You can also add corn meal or maize flour (makki ka atta) instead of corn starch.

besan for gobi 65 recipe

11. Add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder and ½ tsp coriander powder.

spices for gobi 65 recipe

12. Also add ½ tsp lemon juice.

lemon juice for gobi 65 recipe

13. Then add ⅓ cup water.

water for gobi 65 recipe

14. Next add salt.

salt for gobi 65 recipe

15. Mix everything very well.

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16. Cover and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

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Frying cauliflower

17. Heat 5 to 6 tbsp oil in a kadai. When the oil becomes medium hot, place the batter coated cauliflower florets in the hot oil.

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18. Fry one side and when it becomes crisp, turn over and fry the other side.

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19. Fry them evenly, till they are golden and crisp.

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20. With a slotted spoon, remove the fried cauliflower florets and place them on kitchen paper towels to absorb extra oil. Fry cauliflower florets in batches.

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Making tempering for gobi 65

21. Now remove the extra oil from the kadai and keep 2 tsp oil in it. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds and allow them to crackle. Then add 2 to 3 dry red chilies. Saute till the dry red chilies change color.

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22. Next add ¼ cup chopped onion, 1 tsp finely chopped garlic, 1 tsp finely chopped ginger and 5 to 6 curry leaves.

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23. Stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.

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24. Then add a pinch or two of salt or add as per your taste. You can also add a pinch or two of sugar. mix well.

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25. Add the fried cauliflower florets. Switch off the flame.

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26. Toss and stir the whole mixture.

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27. Add 1 tbsp coriander leaves.

gobi 65 recipe

28. Mix well and Serve gobi 65 with coconut chutney or mint chutney or even tomato ketchup. You can also serve some chapatis or bread along side.

gobi 65 recipe
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Gobi 65

4.87 from 22 votes
Gobi 65 is a spicy and tasty starter snack of fried cauliflower florets.
gobi 65 recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:50 mins
Cook Time:30 mins
Total Time:1 hr 20 mins
Course:snacks
Cuisine:hyderabadi,south indian
Diet:vegetarian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

main ingredient

  • 350 grams cauliflower (gobi) or 3 cups small to medium cauliflower florets
  • enough hot water for covering gobi florets

for red paste

  • 4 dry red chilies - soaked in hot water
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves or 1.5 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 inch ginger or 1.5 teaspoon roughly chopped ginger
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon water for grinding to paste

batter for gobi 65

  • 6 tablespoon besan (gram flour or chickpea flour)
  • 4 tablespoon rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder or cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (ground coriander)
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • salt as required

other ingredients

  • 5 to 6 tablespoon oil

tempering for gobi 65

  • 2 teaspoon oil or leftover remaining oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 small onion or ¼ cup chopped onion or spring onion whites
  • 3 to 4 garlic or 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • ½ inch ginger or 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • 3 to 4 green chilies - slit
  • 2 to 3 dry red chilies
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • a pinch or two of salt or add as per taste
  • a pinch or two of sugar or add as per taste (optional)

Instructions

preparation

  • Chop 350 grams cauliflower in small pieces. Rinse them very well and keep in a bowl.
  • Now add enough hot water so that all the florets are covered. Cover and blanch the florets for 20 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, add 1 to 2 tbsp water and soak 4 dry red chilies in it for 15 minutes.
  • In a small grinder jar or chutney grinder, add 1.5 tsp chopped garlic and 1.5 tsp roughly chopped ginger.
  • Add the soaked red chilies.
  • Add 1 to 2 tbsp water and grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.

marination for making gobi 65

  • Drain the cauliflower florets well and take them in a mixing bowl or pan.
  • Add the red paste. Mix very well.
  • Then add 6 tbsp besan, 4 tbsp rice flour and 2 tbsp corn starch.
  • Add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder and ½ tsp coriander powder.
  • Also add ½ tsp lemon juice. Then add 1/3 cup water.
  • Next add salt. Mix everything very well.
  • Cover and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

frying cauliflower

  • Heat 5 to 6 tbsp oil in a kadai. When the oil becomes medium hot, place the batter coated cauliflower florets in the hot oil.
  • Fry one side and when it becomes crisp, turn over and fry the other side.
  • Fry them evenly, till they are golden and crisp. Fry them in batches.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove the fried cauliflower florets and place them on kitchen paper towels to absorb extra oil.

tempering for gobi 65

  • Now remove the extra oil from the kadai and keep 2 tsp oil in it. Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and crackle them. Then add 2 to 3 dry red chilies. Saute till the dry red chilies change color.
  • Next add 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1 tsp finely chopped garlic, 1 tsp finely chopped ginger and 5 to 6 curry leaves.
  • Stir and saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Then add salt as per taste. You can also add a pinch or two of sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the fried cauliflower florets. Switch off the flame.
  • Toss and stir the whole mixture. Add 1 tbsp coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and serve gobi 65 with coconut chutney, coriander-mint chutney or even tomato ketchup. You can also serve some chapatis or bread along side.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Gobi 65
Amount Per Serving
Calories 613 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 1642mg71%
Potassium 1184mg34%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1540IU31%
Vitamin C 342.1mg415%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  17. Had a lovely spicy feast tonight with your palak paneer ,aloo bonda and gobi 65-finger licking good! My sons absolutely loved it and so did I.
    Do you think gobi65 can be made using broccoli florets or runner beans?
    Also, in so many recipes there are curry leaves , which are difficult if not impossible to get over here. Is there any substitute? I have a packet of powdered curry leaves ,I suppose for medicinal use, but they seem very bitter. Can I use a pinch of these?
    Thank you again for the fantastic recipes.5 stars

    • thanks a lot ewa for this feedback. yes you can make gobi 65 with broccoli as well as runner beans. if they are bitter, then avoid. curry leaves are not bitter. the ones we get in india do not have a bitter taste. if ever you get a bunch of curry leaves, then you can dry them in shade. before drying rinse them well. once they become crisp, then powder them and add a pinch o two in the recipes or you can use the dried curry leaves as they are.

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  20. super

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  21. Yummy.

  22. What can I use if I do not have corn starch?

    • you can add all purpose flour/maida or just skip and add instead more of 1 tbsp rice flour and 1 tbsp besan.

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  32. which oil do you use too cook?

    • sufi we use ricebran oil, groundnut oil, mustard oil and even olive oil depends which kind of cuisine we are making. hope this help’s you.

  33. It was delicious but i avoided tempering part…it was truly hyderabadi ☺ thnx a lot

    • thank you ria. these can be had without tempering too. tempering is extra work, so if no time, then can be easily skipped 🙂

  34. Is there any substitute for rice flour i don’t have rice flour….thnk u

    • riya, you can use all purpose flour/maida. you can also use whole wheat flour, but with whole wheat flour, the crispness is not much.

  35. looks delicious and spicy. yummy2 stars

    • thanks.

      • thank you

        • welcome neera.