Tandoori Gobhi Recipe, How to make Tandoori Gobhi with or without Oven

Tandoori Gobhi in Oven
Tandoori Gobhi in Oven

 

Place all kinds of fancy dishes from around the world, my pick will always be Indian. I absolutely love Indian cuisine for its varied variety of spices, condiments, cooking techniques that are involved to make it absolutely delish. Being a Punjabi by birth I have always loved everything that is prepared in tandoori. Even in restaurants I always order alteast one tandoori starter. Tandoori gobhi is one of my favourites.

The charred texture, smoky flavour that tandoor gives to any dish is unbeatable. The spices mixed in marination has the power to make any vegetable taste out of the world.

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Though it seems little complicated and overwhelming to cook tandoori delicacies but once you get your hands at it, it becomes very easy. With ovens and different techniques available these days it gets easier to prepare these dishes at home as well with the similar taste.

Tandoori Gobhi Ingredeints
Tandoori Gobhi Ingredeints
How to prepare for tandoori gobhi –

Separate florets from gobhi. Wash and clean thoroughly with water.

 

How to Blanch Gobhi –

Boil water with some salt and lime juice. Switch of the flame. Add gobhi and cover the vessel for approx. 10 mins. This will help cook gobhi partially. Strain excess water and spread gobhi on a kitchen towel to let dry.

How to make Tandoori Gobhi –

Mix all the marinade ingredients, add blanched gobhi and let it marinade for atleast 30 mins. Keep it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Mix well and bake in the oven or cook on a skillet until golden brown.

Things to keep in mind to make perfect tandoori gobhi

1. Choose a good quality cauliflower which does not have gaps in between. It should be firmly tight and clean.
2. Blanch gobhi /cauliflower well, it ensures thoroughly clean and also adds flavour to it.
3. Use thick and fresh yoghurt for marination.
4. Kashmiri red chilli powder adds good colour to it though adding it is optional.
5. Use mustard oil only for this recipe. This gives a nice pungent and smoky flavour to the dish.
6. Keep in check while baking or cooking on a skillet. Do not overdo it else gobhi will turn leathery and chewy.

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Tandoori Gobhi Recipe, How to make Tandoori Gobhi with or without Oven
Marinated gobhi baked/grilled to perfection, served along with mint coriander chutney and salad. Tandoori gobhi is my most favourite Indian starters.
Tandoori Gobhi in Oven
Prep Time 10 - 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 - 45 Minutes
Passive Time 0.5 Hour (Minimum)
Servings
People
Prep Time 10 - 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 - 45 Minutes
Passive Time 0.5 Hour (Minimum)
Servings
People
Tandoori Gobhi in Oven
Instructions
Blanch Gobhi /Cauliflower –
  1. Boil water with some salt and lime juice.
  2. Switch off the flame. Add gobhi and cover the vessel for approx. 10 mins. This will help cook gobhi partially.
  3. Strain excess water and spread gobhi on a kitchen towel to let dry.
Marination –
  1. In a mixing bowl add curd, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, gram flour (besan), lime juice (optional), mustard oil.
    Tandoori Gobhi Marination
  2. Add gobhi in marination. Mix well.
    Tandoori Gobhi Marination
  3. Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate for atleast 30 mins.
    Marination Tandoori Gobhi
1. Cooking in Oven –
  1. Grease a baking tray or line it with foil or parchment paper.
    Bake Tandoori Gobhi
  2. Spread gobhi over tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 °C till done. This might take about 30 - 40 mins. Keep an eye and make sure it doesn’t burn. After 20 mins bring out the tray and brush gobhi with oil, this will give nice colour and crust to gobhi.
    Baked Tandoori Gobhi
2. Procedure to cook without oven –
  1. Heat mustard oil in pan. Spread gobhi, do not overlay. Cook till done on a medium flame. Stir in between as and when required.
3. Bake in Pressure Cooker –
  1. Place marinated gobhi in a steel container. Place salt (cover the bottom layer) and steel ring at the bottom of the cooker and pre heat (without whistle) for 10mins. Place the gobhi container over the ring, once cooker is pre-heated and cook (without whistle) for about 30 mins or till done, on a low flame.
Recipe Notes

Tips & Tricks–
• Adjust spices as per taste.
• Make sure to pre heat oven/pressure cooker before baking.

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