tandoori gobi recipe
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tandoori gobi

tandoori gobi recipe - marinated and grilled cauliflower to perfection
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: appetizers, snacks
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


main ingredients

  • 1 medium size cauliflower head or gobi

for the marination

  • 2.25 to 2.5 cups milk yogurt (curd or dahi) or cashew yogurt
  • ½ tablespoon ginger + garlic paste (adrak lahsun ka paste) OR approx 1 inch ginger and 2-3 garlic crushed or ground in a mortar-pestle
  • ½ or 1 teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ½ or 1 teaspoon garam masala powder or tandoori masala
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon kasoori methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tablespoon besan - roasted (gram flour)
  • 1 or 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • black salt or rock salt as required


preparation for gobi tikka recipe

  • hung the curd in a cheese cloth and let the whey get drained.
  • alternatively you could also use a fine mesh sieve to drain the curd
  • let this whole process take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. you don't want too thick a curd. so 45 mins is fine.
  • meanwhile, rinse and chop the cauliflower/gobi florets into medium or large size.
  • try to keep them in one size as its helps in uniform grilling or baking.
  • boil water with salt. add the florets and simmer them for 3-4 minutes.
  • switch off the fire and let the florets be in the hot water for 7-8 minutes
  • drain the florets and keep aside. mix all the ingredients listed under marination.
  • check the seasoning and add more if required. add the florets and mix well.
  • marinate for an hour or two. keep in the fridge if you want to marinate for a longer period of time.

baking tandoori gobi

  • preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. on a grill rack, place the cauliflower florets.
  • you can also brush them with oil if required.
  • grill or bake the cauliflower/gobi for 25-30 minutes or till they get cooked and the edges start to become browned. while grilling, after 10 or 15 minutes, remove the tray and turn over the florets
  • once grilled, remove gobi tikka from the tray and arrange on serving platter or plate.
  • garnish tandoori gobi with coriander leaves and sprinkle some chaat masala.
  • serve gobi tikka with mint chutney along with sliced onion and lemon wedges.
  • you can also sprinkle some lemon juice on the tandoori gobi if you want.
  • enjoy tandoori gobi with bread, buns or rotis or naan.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 0.4mg