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.

tandoori cauliflower

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. 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. 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!


  4. this looks out of the world …am so trying this ! love the texture color and did i saw awesome
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  5. Wow! Gonna try this soon. I’m really glad I found your blog. Everything looks amazing!!! :):):)

  6. Have to try it! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing this less known tandori!
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  7. I love how easy and flavorful this looks! I will keep this in mind for when I have a head of cauliflower languishing in the fridge.
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  8. this is such a great idea to use cauliflower, so flavorful and i loved how it holds the shape really well.
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  9. This cauliflower looks amazingly yummy! Wow!
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  10. such a creative idea for cauliflower – delicious and so flavorful!
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  11. I absolutely love this recipe. Cauliflower is such an amazing healthy veggie. Love the Tandoori preparation. Well done.
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  12. This is a fabulous idea. I love the idea of spicing up cauliflower. May have to pick up some ingredients after work today!
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  13. Oh you make the best dishes!!! I love cauliflower and this is just the best use of this tasty vege! I can’t imagine how good it would taste, and so healthy… oh and how much do they look like little chicken drummettes :)
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  14. This is a delicious idea! My current favorite is sprinkling roasted cauliflower with chaat masala. I will have to try this too to spice things up a bit!
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  15. Mmmmmm, such tempting cauliflower!

  16. Who needs something like chicken when tandoori ghobi looks so good :D

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  17. They look like little buffalo wings! Thanks for sharing, sounds delicious :)

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  18. I was planning to do tandoori dish from long time but my photos were not coming right but today I am all set. Its marinating and I hope to get good pictures this time. I love your tandoori cauliflower florets which is one of our staple.
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  19. This sounds out of this world!!!
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