Tandoori Gobi Tikka

Yup, even cauliflower can be cooked in tandoori too! and yes, it is really good. Tandoori Gobi Tikka is an Indian dish of cauliflower seasoned with tons of herbs and spices then cooked in a tandoori oven until charred on the edges.

Whether you want a really tasty appetizer, a vegetable side dish or a meal on its own then look no further this cauliflower dish is the one you are looking for. Inspired from the tandoori chicken, this one is marinated and cooked similarly, where it starts with a light blanch of the cauliflower florets before a carnival of spices are then mixed together and applied to this dish. Although its best cooked in a tandoori oven, you can use a charcoal grill or even the usual oven to prepare one.

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Tandoori Gobi Tikka

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian


Tandoori Gobi Tikka is an Indian dish of cauliflower seasoned with tons of herbs and spices then cooked in a tandoori oven until charred on the edges.


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  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp salt



  1. In a large bowl add the cauliflower florets and salt, pour boiling water, cover the bowl then let it blanch for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain, then rinse in running tap water to cool florets down, set it aside.
  3. Prepare your marinade, mix all marinate ingredients in a large bowl, add the cauliflower florets then mix it well coating every piece and crevice of the cauliflower. Place bowl in the refrigerator then let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  4. Turn on your oven to grill setting then grill cauliflower florets until lightly charred and cooked, around 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven then serve.


6 Responses

  1. suituapui says:

    Oooooo…I know I’d love this!!! I so love Indian cuisine!!!

  2. Indian cauliflower recipes are the best. THE BEST! And this one looks so flavorful. Good stuff — thanks.

  3. I love cauliflowers, but my stomach doesn’t 🙁

  4. We’ve been eating a lot of cauliflower lately as part of our holiday detox…this sounds like a tasty way to mix things up a bit! Love the flavors here, Raymund!

  5. Hannah says:

    I love cauliflower no matter how you cook it , but this looks especially delicious! Those spices must simply sing together!

  6. We just bought a cauliflower specifically to make this dish. This is right down our alley, and will be our main course with some rice and raita on the side. I have a feeling it will become a regular in our household! (And I think it’s a great idea for an hors d’oeuvre before an Indian dinner.)

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