How to make Tandoori Gobhi Masala - SK Khazana -

Marinated cauliflower florets baked and cooked in a creamy tomato gravy

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cauliflower florets (फूलगोभी के छोटे फूल ), Hung yogurt (हंग कर्ड / दही का चक्का )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Tandoori Gobhi Masala - SK Khazana

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Hindi: phool gobhi
Till a few years ago, cauliflower used to be a vegetable that is only available during winter but of late cauliflower is available year around especially in big cities. Referred to as the aristocrat of the cabbage family, the flowers are also eaten raw at times. While buying, look for fresh cauliflowers with compact white heads and green fresh looking leaves. Avoid and reject any loose or spread out heads – they are a sure sign of over maturity.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tandoori Gobhi Masala - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Cauliflower florets 8-12 large

  • Hung yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Chaat masala 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 tablespoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Melted butter as required for greasing and basting

  • Gravy

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Butter 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 large

  • Tomato puree 1 cup

  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh cream 1/4 cup + for garnish

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish

Method

Step 1

Take hung yogurt in a bowl, add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, carom seeds, dried fenugreek leaf powder, chaat masala, salt, gram flour, lemon juice and mustard oil and whisk well.

Step 2

Add cauliflower florets and mix till all the florets are well coated. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat the oven at 200˚C. Grease a baking tray with butter.

Step 4

Arrange the marinated cauliflower florets on the buttered baking tray, keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, basting with butter in between.

Step 5

Meanwhile to make gravy, heat oil in a deep non-stick bottom pan, add 1 tbsp butter and let it melt. Add cumin seeds and let the colour change.

Step 6

Add onion, mix and sauté till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste, mix well and saute till raw smells disappear. Add tomato, mix well and saute till pulpy.

Step 7

Add tomato puree, mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, dried fenugreek leaf powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well. Add 1 cup water and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes or till the oil separates.

Step 8

Add the cooked cauliflower and mix well. Add fresh cream, mix well and cook for 30 seconds. Add remaining butter, mix well and take the pan off the heat.

Step 9

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with fresh cream and coriander sprigs and serve hot.

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