Tandoori Gobhi (Cauliflower)

When talking about Tandoori recipes,the typical dishes that comes to mind are the Tandoori Meats, Fish or Paneer, but what if I gave you something else?Like a Tandoori Gobhi (Cauliflower)? Yes, Cauliflower florets marinated in Tandoori spices and broiled until all golden and crispy on the outside but tender and meaty on the inside!

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This started off purely as an experiment mainly because,I hadn’t used either of the two Cauliflower heads sitting in my refrigerator all week!I thought of using them in some way other than the usual and this was the outcome :) I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor in these bites.You can taste all the lovely spices and the lemon juice!The Cauliflower has a nice bite to it and I think its a perfect vegetable for a Tandoori dish since it holds its shape quite well.

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Its also a great option for Vegetarians who’re not fond of Paneer or Vegans who cannot eat Paneer or anybody who likes Cauliflower :) These also make for an easy brunch with some Pita or Naan and some Yoghurt!

Tandoori Gobhi (Cauliflower)


  • Cauliflower Florets (medium)-2 cups
  • Greek Yoghurt-1 cup {Vegans can use Dairy Free Yoghurt}
  • Crushed Ginger-2 tsp
  • Crushed Garlic-2 tsp
  • Garam Masala-1 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chili/paprika-1 tsp
  • Turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • Lemon Juice-2 tbsp
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Chat Masala (optional)


  1. In a ziplock bag mix all the ingredients and let it marinade for about 2-3 hours in the fridge.
  2. Place the florets on a foil lined baking sheet and broil on low for about 20 mins (turning once in between) until all golden and cooked!
  3. Arrange on a platter on some onions and lemon wedges and sprinkle some chat masala all over.


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  1. says

    The ziplock bag is in the refrigerator right now but it smells and tastes pretty promising, can’t wait to put them in the oven!

  2. Julie' Weldon says

    Hi. Looking for cauliflower recipes, since I, too, have 2 heads yet to be used! Lol…..found one I liked, but then I ran across your tandoori – roasted cauliflower! Thank you so much for posting it! We’re making it today! I’ve been wanting a recipe like this forever! I’ve even got all the ingredients already (miraculous enough) so we’ll be celebrating and giving thanks to you! :-)

  3. says

    Oh, I’m coming from Pinterest, the place that got me here, and at first I thought this is chicken!!!!! Oh, my!!!! I even didn’t wanted to repin it, as I don’t eat chicken nor pork, but I’m telling you, tomorrow I’m gonna try this recipe! I’m purely drooling over here!



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