Tandoori Gobi Tikka Recipe

Tandoori Gobi Tikka Recipe, a simple Cauliflower recipe that can be made for your party appetisers or as a side dish with your Festive meals. Try this and we are sure you will love it.

Archana Doshi
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Tandoori Gobi Tikka Recipe is a super simple and yet super delicious variation of the Paneer Tikkas. The addition of hung curd, along with spices like ajwain, chaat masala and kasuri methi, bring out fantastic flavors of the Tandoori Gobi Tikka.

The most important of the flavors to get the Tandoori taste is to do the Coal Smoking Method that gives the BBQ or the restaurant style taste to these tikkas.

Serve Tandoori Gobi Tikka along with Green Chutney and Pickled Onions by the side for your party appetisers.

If you are looking for more Tandoor Recipes, here are some : 

  1. Creamy Kulfi Kebab Recipe With Tandoori Mayo Recipe
  2. Roasted Tofu Taco Tossed With Tandoori Mayo Recipe
  3. Tandoori Paneer (Cottage Cheese) Tikka Skillet Pizza Recipe

Did You Know: Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich, and may boost both your heart and brain health. Eating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin k, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification.

Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

75 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Cauliflower (gobi) , cut into large florets
  • 1 cup Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt) , (or greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 3 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • Oil , for cooking
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Tandoori Gobi Tikka Recipe

  1. To begin making the Tandoori Gobi Tikka Recipe, make sure you have all the ingredients ready. The most important being the hung curd (greek yogurt). 

  2. To make the Tandoori Gobi Tikka Recipe, we will first power steam the cauliflower. Power steaming is a process there the vegetable is partially cooked, but when you take a bite, it is edible enough to eat and yet firm. Steaming the cauliflower helps it to absorb the tikka masala well.

  3. To steam the cauliflower, place the florets in a Steamer and steam for about 4 minutes on high heat. Once done, turn off the heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

  4. Into the cauliflower add the remaining tikka ingredients including hung curd, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, ajwain, kasuri methi, gram flour, salt and give it a good stir.

  5. Cover the cauliflower and allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes before you can make the Tandoori Tikkas with the coal smoking method

  6. Once the marination is done, our next step is to cook the Tikka's. There are two ways you can make these. If you have a Barbeque Grill then you can grill the Tandoori Gobi Tikka or flavor the Tikkas using the Coal Smoking Method.

  7. *Barbeque Method:

  8. To grilling the tikkas, we will first soak skewers in water for few minutes. This prevents skewers from falling apart while grilling. Thread the gobi pieces into wooden skewers. 

  9. Prepare your charcoal barbecue. Grill the Tandoori Gobi Tikka skewers from both the sides applying little oil till they turn brown on all sides and charred marks appear on the paneer.

  10. *Wok (Kadai) Method:

  11. Heat oil in a Wok (Kadai); add the marinated Gobi tikka pieces and stir-fry for a few minutes on low to medium heat.

  12. In the meanwhile; prepare the coal for the coal smoking method. Once the coal reaches red hot, place the hot coal in small steel or glass bowl.

  13. Place this bowl in the center of the Kadai that has the Tandoori Gobi Tikka, pour a teaspoon of ghee. You will notice that the coal will begin to smoke. At this stage, cover the pan and allow the smoke flavors to get into the tikka. Keep it covered for about a minute.

  14. Open the pan and the tikkas will be ready to be served.

  15. *Method to Serve

  16. Transfer grilled Tandoori Gobi Tikka to a serving plate. Serve Tandoori Gobi Tikka along with Green Chutney and Pickled Onions by the side for your party appetisers.

How to make pickled onions:
Slice one large onion into rings. Squeeze lemon juice and add in some black salt. Cover the bowl and allow the onions to rest in the lemon juice for about an hour. The pickled onions will be ready, with soft and juicy flavors that goes well with Paneer Tikka’sDal’s and Vegetables in Gravy Dishes