gobi 65 recipe
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gobi 65 recipe

gobi 65 is a spicy and tasty starter snack of fried cauliflower florets.
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: snacks
Cuisine: hyderabadi, south indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Calories: 613kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


main ingredient for gobi 65

  • 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 (sookhi lal mirch) - soaked in hot water
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves Or 1.5 teaspoon chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • 1 inch ginger Or 1.5 teaspoon roughly chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon water for grinding to paste

batter for gobi 65

  • 6 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • 4 tablespoon rice flour
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 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 (rai)
  • 1 small onion Or ¼ cup chopped onion or spring onion whites
  • 3 to 4 garlic Or 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • ½ inch ginger Or 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • 3 to 4 green chilies (hari mirch) - slit
  • 2 to 3 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch)
  • 5 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • a pinch or two of salt or add as per taste
  • a pinch or two of sugar or add as per taste (optional)


preparation for gobi 65 recipe

  • 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 gobi 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 gobi

  • 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.


Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1642mg | Potassium: 1184mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1540IU | Vitamin C: 342.1mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3.2mg