Gobhi Tikka Masala | Cauliflower Tikka Curry

A healthy gravy made with cauliflower and high on tikka flavors…




The summers have hit with vengeance, is all I can say! Somedays are really unbearably hot that all I want to do is to be on the couch and not move at all from under the air conditioner. My plants that I have been so painstackingly taking care from last winter is begging for my attention. With my timings totally flayed, I wake up late and then it is the evenings that I stand in the balcony. Usually I regret doing it, because I then come back totally drenched. Cooking is becoming a total pain. Most the day, I resort to making something easy and just run out the kitchen as fast as I can. I guess that is where you can check all the easy recipes that are under 30 minutes to plan your meals…


This is another easy gravy I would like to share today, where the work is divided into two. The oven does part of the cooking and the rest of the cooking gets done on the stove top. When both gets done, you can mix them both and then have them ready to dig in. Cauliflower is a vegetable that B really loves, but now since they have shifted, I have reduced my usage of this vegetable to once in a while. But this is one gravy that got made a couple of times just because we loved it. It tastes delicious especially with tandoor rotis that we get from the little bakery next to our building. Making curries as the below will make sure the vegetable gets into the tummy and there is still dinner… 😉





Gobhi Tikka Masala | Cauliflower Tikka Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 500 gm cauliflower separated into florets
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste


  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 onions small, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 cup pureed tomatoes I used Pomi
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup yogurt whipped
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Toss the cauliflower with the spice powders, salt and oil. Spread on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat ghee. Add the onion and saute till wilted.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute. Add the spice powders and saute till raw smell is gone.
  • Add the tomato puree and paste and cook till done. Add water if the sauce gets sticky.
  • Add the yogurt, sugar, salt and pepper and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes. Do not boil.
  • Add the baked cauliflower and toss to coat. Add in the garam masala powder and kasuri methi and adjust seasoning. Switch off.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or naan.


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  1. This looks yumm. I rarely cook with cauliflower most of the time I am at loss when it comes to what to make with it. Will give it a try next time I buy a cauliflower

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