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Tandoori Gobi (Oven Roasted Indian Spiced Cauliflower)

  • Author: Sheenam
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Oven roasted tandoori cauliflower (gobi / gobhi) charred and cooked to perfection. Made with simple Indian spices and ready in just 30 minutes - this is the easiest Indian vegetarian appetizer recipe that is perfect for snacking or to enjoy in wraps or over salads.


  • 350 grams cauliflower florets (- measured as florets only - roughly 4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup yogurt/ dahi/ curd
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 1 tsp ginger (grated)
  • 1 tsp garlic (grated)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 230 degree celsius.
  2. To a large mixing bowl, add yogurt/ curd/ dahi, ginger, garlic, salt, turmeric, cumin powder and chilli powder. 
  3. Heat oil for 1-1.5 mins and pour hot oil over the yogurt mix (watch video to see how flavors and spices will get activated - they should crackle/bubble for a few seconds)
  4. Mix well and add cauliflower florets. Mix until every floret is covered with the marinade. 
  5. Transfer the florets to a baking sheet lined with aluminium foil and transfer to oven to bake for 30 mins at 230 degree celsius until charred and crispy from the edges.
  6. Serve hot with homemade coriander chutney or prepare wraps and rolls. Or add to fresh salads. 

Keywords: cauliflower, roasted, tandoori, Indian

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