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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


A wonderful starter, snack and side- dish too.


Cauliflower - 1 medium - sized (2 cups florets)
Kasoori methi - 1 teaspoon
Curd - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp. (optional)
Garam masala - 1 tsp.
Corn flour - 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice - 1 tsp.
Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp.
Coriander powder - 1 tsp.
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp.
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1/4 tsp.
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - approx. 1/2 tsp.
Oil - for brushing
Chat masala - 1/4 tsp.


Take out the florets from the cauliflower, wash well and immerse in a bowl of water alongwith salt. Leave for 10 minutes. This procedure is to de-worm the florets. Drain the florets. Pat it dry.

Crush kasoori methi leaves with your palm. Mix all the ingredients (except chat masala, lime juice and oil) to a paste. Add the florets to this paste. Mix well. Marinate for 1 hour.

Arrange the marinated florets in a micro-proof dish and MICRO-HIGH for 10 minutes.

Now brush with generous amount of oil and grill for 8 - 10 minutes flipping it frequently.

Sprinkle chat masala and queeze a lime and serve hot with phulkas and parathas.


1. Can also be deep fried in oil, simple of all.
2. Can also be skewed in skewers and baked for 10 - 12 minutes.
3. If using a convection oven, pre-heat the oven and cook for 12 minutes on combination mode for 200 degrees and brown further for 5 minutes. I have not tried this though.
4. Can also shallow fry using a tawa. Be careful not to burn it.


  1. They looks like crispy. When I tried cauliflours were little soggy. Will try this method when I do next time.


  2. Lovely golden color u have got...looks crispy n yummy

  3. wow looking yummy and i am having my eve tea and oh my god it is tempting me. Atleast i will enjoy the visual treat

  4. wow yummy i love these low fat ones..

  5. Crispy and loved the tandoored version...

  6. Wow that is guilt free and love the idea..way too tempting.

  7. hi shanthi...gobi looks grt...nice version..
    my first visit here.glad to reach ur space..
    thanq for taking time to watch my space..

  8. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! my mouth is watering looking at the tempting cauliflower which looks so delicious cooke in the M.V
    Indu Srinivasan
    Khatta Meetha Theeka

  9. Tangy and yummy. Should be awesome with roti. MW method is sure going to be mess free and handy. Thanks for sharing.

  10. They came out superb..nice golden florets n looks delicious too.

  11. A delicious guiltfree starters..

  12. They look delicious...

  13. Shabitha KarthikeyanThursday, July 28, 2011

    Lovely, crispy treat. Love the idea of using MW. I'm ready guilt free indulgence !!

  14. Yummy crispy starter.A must try dish in MW. Thank you.

  15. wow those look delicious !! nice microwave version !!

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  16. Dear Shanti
    How are you? I like this recipe, spicing and the methods. Absence of onion, garlic and ginger is great! You have given so many options , and that really helps. But I think a convection + micro mode..may dehydrate the gobi much more than frying or grill + micro mode. My old OTG is still useful, which I unpack once in a while for grilling and toasting.
    Have a nice weekend

  17. crispy gobi tikka looks delicious...nice microwave version!

  18. Love this dish. It looks fantastic! :)

  19. Wow delicious...like ur write up with detailed explanation...Thanx for visiting and giving lovely comments at my blog...u hav a nice space here...glad 2 join u..if u like my blog then u can join me too..tc..enjoy..:)

  20. Looks sooo tempting. Crisp and low fat.

  21. wow that looks delicious.. bookmarking this one..

  22. These tikkas look delish! I was just wondering what different I could make with the gobi i bought and now I know :)

  23. Yummy and delicious "tandoori gobi". Looks fantastic...

  24. Wow,looks so delicious and nice idea to use microwave oven! Slurppp...

  25. very yummy and crispy gobi tikka, and way healthy than the deep fried ones...never thought of making them in microwave...thanx for showing the way and for dropping by too...

  26. wow, in Microwave, that sounds super quick and delicious :)

  27. I love this kind of marianted Gobi fry - always do it on the pan though - micrwave seems to be a quick fix method - sure can use it when running out of time!

  28. Looks like I missed out on all these lovely recipes. Glad to be catching up. Yummy.

  29. Hey Shanti, I just saw your blog and your recipes are fantastic! i will be visiting often! You are an amazing cook.


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