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.
- 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