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Tandoori Gobi Tikka Recipe

Tandoori Gobi is a delicious, gluten-free Indian style vegetarian tikka recipe. Learn how to make grilled gobi tikka in a few simple steps.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 80kcal
Author: Hina Gujral



  • 2 Cup cauliflower flortes (fresh or frozen)
  • 6 Cup water

Ingredients for the Marinade

  • 1 Cup curd or yogurt (dahi)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger & garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur)
  • 1 teaspoon Tandoori Masala (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • ½ teaspoon Garam Masala ( see recipe )
  • 2 tablespoon mustard oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Clean, wash and cut the cauliflower into bite size florets. Not very small.
  • Boil water in a deep sauepan with a teaspoon or two of salt. Add the cauliflower florets in the boiling water and cook for 3 - 5 minutes (just enough to blanch them). Turn off the heat.
  • Drain the water and transfer the florets to a metal colander. Allow them to cool and pat dry with a kitche towel or let sit in the colander for 15 - 20 minutes
  • In a bowl combine all the ingredients for the marinade. Whisk nicely to form a smooth, lump-free marinade.
  • Add the cauliflower florets into the marinade. Mix nicely to coat each piece evenly with the marinade.
  • Marinade the cauliflower florets for minimum 1 hour and maximum overnight.
  • Now to cook the cauliflower florets you can use a grill pan or oven.
  • You can bake it as well. Preheat oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Grease a baking tray with a teaspoon of oil. Arrange the gobi tikka on the greased tray. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or till they turn brown and crisp.
  • For cooking on a grill pan, heat the pan over medium-high flame. Brush it with mustard oil. Arrange tikka skewers on the hot pan. Cook till crisp and charred. Keep turning the skewers at regular intervals for even cooking.
  • Serve Tandoori Gobi Tikka with Green Chutney.



How to get the smokey flavor?
To get a smokey flavor in the tandoori gobi tikka. Arrange the marinated tikka on a round plate. Heat a piece of charcoal over the gas flame. Put it in a bowl. Place the bowl in the center of the plate with the tikka. Pour a teaspoon of oil over the heated charcoal. And immediately cover the plate with a lid or another plate. Allow the tikka to sit that way for 5 minutes and then grill.
How to make vegan gobi tikka?
Skip curd in the marinade. Instead, use vegan yogurt. Or combine a teaspoon of gram flour with water, spices, and oil to make the marinade for the cauliflower florets. 


Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 139IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg