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Tandoori gobi | cauliflower recipes | easy starter recipes

 Baked and Tawa method

Tandoori Gobi is a very easy starter recipe which i recently saw in TV show, but i have never tasted this Tandoori Gobi. Last weekend, i ordered  this easy starter recipe in a restaurant . Though we all liked the taste it was very spicy. On the way back, i bought one pack of cauliflower to try this at home following the recipe. I tweaked the recipe slightly, according to my preference.

This tandoori gobi, turned out very well and we all happily enjoyed this vegetarian starter.


Tandoori Gobi

  Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 30 Mins |    Serves: 2-3

Cauliflower    1 medium
Yogurt     1/2 cup
Red chilli powder  1/2 tsp
Jeera powder    1/4 tsp
Coriander powder   1/4 tsp
Garam Masala   2 pinches
Besan |kadalai maavu   1 tblsp
Chaat Masala  1/4 tsp
Kasoori methi   a Pinch
Oil    2 tsp     


  • Cut the cauliflower florets into big.  Put them in hot water and take it out in 2 minutes and drain the water. Hung the yogurt for 15 minutes to take out the excess water. You can also replace yogurt with sour cream too.


  • Put the blanched cauliflower in a wide bowl. Roast the besan in a low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add to the cauliflower.


  • Add the red chilli powder, hund curd, salt, garam masala, cumin seed powder, coriander powder and kasoori methi.
  • Mix well and keep it in the refrigerator for marination. Let this sit for 20 minutes.


  • If you are baking grease a baking tray with little oil.
  • Spread the cauliflower  florets in the baking tray and bake for 35 minutes or till they become golden brown. Turn the florets in between.
  • I tried it on the tawa method too. Both turned out very well.
  • If using the tawa method, add few drops of oil on the pan, preferably a non stick pan.
  • place the cauliflower florets on the tawa and slowly roast them till they turn golden brown. Turn the florets in between to get even browning.
  • Always keep the flame low, else the florets will get burnt.


  • Sprinkle chaat masala just before serving.



  • You can replace yogurt with sour cream available in the super market.
  • You can also add tandoori masala for marination.
  • This can be done in microwave too. Keep the marinated florets on a microwave safe bowl and cook till golden brown.

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