Sunday, July 28, 2013

Tandoori Gobi Recipe - Gobi Tikka Recipe

Tandoori Gobi / Gobi Tikka serves as a great starter or even as a snack. As its oven baked/grilled its even more healthy cutting down oil sure better than the deep fried ones. First I planned to make it the same way I made paneer tikka...eventually I happened to see this recipe in a TV show by SK so made a note of it and here goes gobi tikka recipe from my kitchen.
Mittu loves gobi 65  and I was skeptical whether she would taste this gobi tikka......So I reserved only few gobis but to my surprise she loved it and asked for more...:)

Tandoori Gobi Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 1 hr | Cooking Time : 35 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Cauliflower - 15 to 20 even sized florets
Curd - 1 cup
Gram(Besan)Flour - 1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala powder - a pinch
Jeera powder - 1/4 tsp
Ajwain - 1/8 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste


    1.Clean cauliflower and cut into small even sized florets.Parboil cauliflower with salt....It should be soft yet crunchy enough to bite,Drain and Set aside. Dry roast besan flour till slightly browned and nice aroma rises, keep aside.gobitikka_step1 2.Add a cup of curd to a muslin cloth and hang it for 30mins.Then add the thick hung curd and mix it with all other ingredients except the veggie.gobitikka_step23.Mix well to form a smooth thick batter.Now add the cauliflower pieces and mix well.Marinate it for an hour.Meanwhile lay silver foil on the wirerack and keep it ready.Preheat oven at 200 deg C for 10mins.gobitikka_step34.After an hour if you see it would be slightly dried. Now arrange the pieces on the wirerack covered with silverfoil.Bake it for a good 30mins and grill it for 5mins until it turns golden brown.Turn over inbetween for even baking/grilling.Brush with more oil if you want.gobitikka_step4
Sprinkle chat masala powder and serve it as a starter or as a snack with green chutney.

My Notes:

  • For stove top, you can either deep fry the gobis or opt to shallow fry.
  • You can even opt for full grilling but be very careful on the timing as it will burn the veggie easily.
  • For tikka style you can use skewers and pin them alternatively with onion and capsicum.
  • Keep an eye after 30mins as timing varies from each oven to oven.
  • You can directly keep the marinated pieces on the wirerack itself. My gobi pieces were little smaller so they tend to fall inbetween the holes in the wirerack so opted to use silverfoil and yes cleaning is easy too.
  • Make sure to turn over inbetween for even baking.
  • You can even brush it with oil after getting it out from the oven
  • Sprinkle a pinch of chat masala powder while serving for extra zing.
  • The more time it marinates,it will absorb the masalas well.

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Hi Sharmi,
    Nice recipe...colorfull will try it soon

  2. Very well explained and love the clicks..looks yumm.

  3. wow.....mouth watering recipe...shld try it sooonnn :))

  4. I too have made this.. Even cauliflower haters wud love this one :)

  5. Delicious and mouthwatering tikka.

  6. can we add anything else then cauliflower???

    1. You can try with paneer,baby corn etc

  7. Hi Sharmi,

    This healthy snack is so tempting. For how much minutes should we boil the cauliflower?

    1. Dont go by the mins, just check its soft not too mushy

  8. Such a very nice idea. Will give it a try.

  9. thnk u so much dear ur recepies are delcious my mom dad loves them...

  10. Beautiful recipe. It's really hard to find all the spices in Athens(Greece), so we'll have to improvise a bit:)
    Regarding the Curd, we can use Greek yogurt (which is strained yogurt), right?
    Also, instead of Gram flour, can we use wheat flour, semolina, corn flour? If yes, which type would you suggest?
    Sorry, but it's really hard to find those ingredients here:)
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful recipe with us!

    1. Yes you can use greek yogurt..Reg the flour cornflour can be substituted but no need to roast it.Hope this helps!

  11. super tempting sharmi. Love to taste this now

  12. yummmmmm..wanna try it now..lovely pictures n easy steps to follow

  13. yummyyyyyyyyy.I will try it now.It easy to step to follow....
    Delicious Recipe

  14. I did this came out well. Thank you...

  15. This looks so tempting to eat and try soon..
    I want to know if I can use baking tray instead of foiled wire rack..
    Thank you

  16. Is the grill mode and broil mode same..
    I have bake and broil mode in my oven

  17. hi,
    you are simply awesome. make so awesome dishes in just too easy steps. great fan of yours
    i want to try this recipe using baby potatoes. as i am using rotisserie convection microwave and have options of :-
    1. grill/micro+grill
    2. turn grill/micro+turn grill
    3. covection+turn grill
    4. convection+turngrill+micro
    which function can give me good results and for how much time. please if you can help me as i am new to baking. also want to know that baking always means the convection mode or can be the grill mode too??

    1. I am really not sure as I havent tried microwave oven at all...Please check ur manual

  18. Nice recipe Sharmi. Can you tell me what model oven in india you use for baking/grill?


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