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by Jeyashri suresh
Gobi Tandoori

 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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Sundari Nathan April 30, 2014 - 8:32 am

Looks very tempting!! Lovely clicks as always..

AparnaRajeshkumar April 30, 2014 - 10:14 am

one of my favorite is baked version . i totally enjoy with kebab chutney

Veena Theagarajan April 30, 2014 - 11:48 am

looks yum! healthy starter for sure..

Divya April 30, 2014 - 3:49 pm

What temperature do we keep if using the baking oven.

Sathya Priya May 1, 2014 - 2:18 am

oh what a colorul gobi ..i can much them all

Rafeeda AR May 1, 2014 - 5:56 am

oh wow… would love to munch on these…

Sona S May 1, 2014 - 9:28 am

Gobi looks very tempting and delicious..

Me... May 1, 2014 - 5:50 pm

I love anyting vegetarian that begins with tandoori!!! I love the addition of chat masala. That must give it a very different taste Jey. Also would make an excellent side dish for Rotis!


Priya Suresh May 6, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Would love to have them as starters, soo tempting they are.

Indira Sharma March 6, 2016 - 6:48 pm

At wat temperature u baked?

jeyashri suresh March 7, 2016 - 9:08 am

Indira, i baked at 160 degrees C


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