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Tandoori Gobhi

Tandoori Gobhi/Cauliflower Tikka

Tandoori Gobhi or Grilled Cauliflower recipe in Air Fryer and Oven
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marinade resting time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, snacks, Starters
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 10-15 Cauliflower florets
  • 1 Cup Mixed Bell Peppers(Cubed)
  • ½ Cup Onions(Cubed)

For Tandoori Marinade

  • ¼ Cup Besan/Chickpea Flour
  • ½ Cup Plain Thick Yogurt/Greek Yogurt
  • 2-3 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Spices and Herbs for Marinade

  • 1-2 tsp Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi/Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • ½ tsp Ajwain/Caraway Seeds
  • 1 tsp Salt ( or as per taste)

For Garnish

  • 1 tsp Chat Masala
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint Leaves optional

Mint Yogurt Chutney

  • ½ Cup Thick Yogurt/Greek Yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp Mint Cilantro Chutney


  • Clean and cut cauliflower florets.
  • Boil Water in a pan add ½ tsp of salt and add florets in it for 10 minutes.
  • Drain florets and discard water.
  • Roast Chickpea flour/besan in a pan for a minute or till it starts to give it's characteristic aroma.
  • Heat Mustard oil to it's smoking point.
  • In a bowl add yogurt, chickpea flour, all the spices, oil and mix well..
  • Add cauliflower florets, bell pepper and onion cubes.
  • Mix well and coat all the veggies in marinade.
  • Cover the bowl with lid or with a cling wrap and refrigerate for at-least 1 hr or till ready to serve.

In Air Fryer

  • Start air fryer on Air Fry Mode at 345°F or 180°C.Set Timer for 10 minutes.
  • Add marinated veggies on the tray when the indicator say ADD FOOD.
  • Air Fry till the set time or check when the veggies are grilled and start to char.
  • Brush with oil if you feel veggies are drying.

In Oven

  • Preheat oven to 425°F or 200°C
  • Bake tikkas for 15-20 minutes . Then turn off the baking mode, switch on the grill/broiler mode and grill on HIGH for 5 minutes, to give slightly charred tandoori effect.

On Stove Top

  • On gas-stove in grill pan or directly on flame. Add some oil in grill pan and roast till the veggies start to char.
  • Before serving sprinkle a mix of some chaat masala and dried mint leaves.

For Mint Yogurt Chutney

  • Mix Yogurt with Chutney and serve with tikkas.


Checkout here recipe for Coriander/Cilantro Mint Chutney.
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