tandoori cauliflower

Air fryer tandoori gobi recipe, Tandoori cauliflower

Air fryer tandoori gobi or Tandoori cauliflower is a spicy, flavorful and super yum appetizer/ starter prepared by Air frying masala gobi florets to perfection. This tandoori gobi can be prepared in no time and I must say it is one if the tastiest yet very easy to make appetizer/ starter that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Last week when I made this recipe AIR FRYER CHICKEN FRY I had thoughts as to why do I make appetizers/ starters with non vegetarian only, so the very next day did a treasure hunt in my refrigerator and got some unused cauliflower florets which I put to best use by making this outstanding recipe. Do give this try and I am sure you will fall in love with it.
tandoori cauliflower

Before we get to the making, when you are making for more people the quantity of florets need to be doubled along with other ingredients. Also every Air fryer us different so the cook time / Air fry time might differ. So let’s get to the making of Tandoori cauliflower!

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Air fryer tandoori gobi recipe, Tandoori cauliflower
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Gobi/ Cauliflower florets – 2 cups
  2. 2. Red chilli powder – ½ to 1 tsp
  3. 3. Coriander powder – ½ tsp
  4. 4. Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
  5. 5. Garam masala – ½ tsp
  6. 6. Curd - 1 ½ tbsp
  7. 7. Salt - to taste
  8. 8. Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  9. 9. Besan – 1 tbsp
  10. 10. Oil – 1 ½ tbsp
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Heat water in a pan. When it boils add salt and cauliflower florets/ gobi florets. Boil it in hot water for 1 minute. After 1 minute drain the water and keep the cauliflower florets aside.
  2. In a wide bowl add the cauliflower florets,  besan, ginger garlic paste, curd, 1 tsp oil, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chili powder and salt. The water in the cauliflower florets and curd will be sufficient to coat the masala well on gobi. Mix/ massage gently the masala on to the gobi and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes. When the air fryer is preheated brush a tbsp oil on the baking rack (prevents corn  from sticking) spread the gobi/ cauliflower florets evenly without overcrowding for even cooking and browning. Drizzle few drops of oil.  Now Air fry for 9 minutes.
  4. After 9 minutes remove the rack from the air fryer and shake the rack once then air fry for another 1 or 2 minutes to get perfectly cooked crispy cauliflower.  After 2 minutes remove the gobi  from air fryer and serve it hot. Repeat the process till all the florets are air fried.
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How to make Air fryer tandoori gobi with step by step images


  1. Heat water in a pan. When it boils add salt and cauliflower florets/ gobi florets. Boil it in hot water for 1 minute. After 1 minute drain the water and keep the cauliflower florets aside.
  2. In a wide bowl add the cauliflower florets, besan, ginger garlic paste, curd, 1 tsp oil, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, red chili powder and salt. The water in the cauliflower florets and curd will be sufficient to coat the masala well on gobi. Mix/ massage gently the masala on to the gobi and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile preheat air fryer at 400F for 5 minutes. When the air fryer is preheated brush a tbsp oil on the baking rack (prevents corn  from sticking) spread the gobi/ cauliflower florets evenly without overcrowding for even cooking and browning. Drizzle few drops of oil.  Now Air fry for 9 minutes. After 9 minutes remove the rack from the air fryer and shake the rack once then air fry for another 1 or 2 minutes to get perfectly cooked crispy cauliflower.  After 2 minutes remove the gobi  from air fryer and serve it hot. Repeat the process till all the florets are air fried.
    tandoori cauliflower


 

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