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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Gobi Tikka Masala | Grilled Cauliflower in Spicy Gravy



Serves 4 or 5
Total preparation time: 1 hour or less
Level: medium 








Ingredients:

  • 500 gms Cauliflower
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large ripe tomato finely chopped
  • 1 medium size green capsicum cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium size red bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp grated garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whisked yogurt + 1 tbsp for marinade.
  • 2 tbsp dry kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tbsp Tikka masala powder (divided)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 green chili chopped 
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream (optional)
  • Few mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Whole spices - 3 cloves, 3 cardamom, 1 small piece of cinnamon, 1 tsp whole cumin.
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves.
  • 1 tbsp vinegar for washing cauliflower
  • 4 to 5 tbsp of cooking oil

Method:

1) Cut the cauliflower into small bite size pieces. Put the cauliflower pieces in a bowl of hot boiling water, also add 1 tbsp of vinegar to it. Let it stand for few minutes and then throw away the water. Rinse the vegetable in cold water.

2) Preheat the oven at 250 degrees C. Marinate the cauliflower pieces in 1 tbsp yogurt and 1 tbsp of tikka masala powder for 15 minutes. Spread the marinated pieces on a baking tray and drizzle some cooking oil over it.


3) Grill for about 20 minutes or till the cauliflower has turned crispy and golden. Remove from oven and set aside.  



4) Heat 4 tbsp of cooking oil in a saucepan, and add all the whole spices. Also add 1 tbsp of coriander powder and 1 tsp of garam masala powder and fry for few seconds. 


5) Add 1 tbsp grated garlic and 1 tbsp grated ginger and fry for half a minute.


6) Then add 1 chopped onion and saute till soft and light golden. To that add 1 chopped tomato, few mint leaves and a green chili.
Fry for a minute till everything is soft and well combined. 




7) Now add 2 tbsp or little less of tomato puree (this is added to give nice color and texture to the gravy).


8) Add remaining spices like 1 tbsp red chili powder, 1 tbsp tikka masala powder, 2 tbsp of kasoori methi and 1/2 cup whisked yogurt. (Salt will be added later)



9) Stir well and let the gravy cook well on low heat with the lid on for at least 10 minutes.


10) Now add the 1/2 cup fresh cream and stir well. Also add the chopped bell peppers green and red. Place the lid and cook for 1 minute. Do not over cook the bell peppers, let them be raw and crunchy.





11) Add the grilled cauliflower pieces to the gravy and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Taste and add salt only if needed.



12) Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot as a side dish or with roti or naan.




Recipe Summary


Ingredients:


  • 500 gms Cauliflower
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 large ripe tomato finely chopped
  • 1 medium size green capsicum cut into small cubes
  • 1 medium size red bell pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp grated garlic
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree (optional)
  • 1/2 cup whisked yogurt + 1 tbsp for marinade.
  • 2 tbsp dry kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tbsp Tikka masala powder (divided)
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 green chili chopped 
  • 1/2 cup fresh cream (optional)
  • Few mint leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Whole spices - 3 cloves, 3 cardamom, 1 small piece of cinnamon, 1 tsp whole cumin.
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves.
  • 1 tbsp vinegar for washing cauliflower
  • 4 to 5 tbsp of cooking oil.

Method:

1) Cut the cauliflower into small bite size pieces. Put the cauliflower pieces in a bowl of hot boiling water, also add 1 tbsp of vinegar to it. Let it stand for few minutes and then throw away the water. Rinse the vegetable in cold water.

2) Preheat the oven at 250 degrees C. Marinate the cauliflower pieces in 1 tbsp yogurt and 1 tbsp of tikka masala powder for 15 minutes. Spread the marinated pieces on a baking tray and drizzle some cooking oil over it.

3) Grill for about 20 minutes or till the cauliflower has turned crispy and golden. Remove from oven and set aside.  

4) Heat 4 tbsp of cooking oil in a saucepan, and add all the whole spices. Also add 1 tbsp of coriander powder and 1 tsp of garam masala powder and fry for few seconds. 

5) Add 1 tbsp grated garlic and 1 tbsp grated ginger and fry for half a minute.

6) Then add 1 chopped onion and saute till soft and light golden. To that add 1 chopped tomato, few mint leaves and a green chili.
Fry for a minute till everything is soft and well combined. 

7) Now add 2 tbsp or little less of tomato puree (this is added to give nice color and texture to the gravy).

8) Add remaining spices like 1 tbsp red chili powder, 1 tbsp tikka masala powder, 2 tbsp of kasoori methi and 1/2 cup whisked yogurt. (Salt will be added later)

9) Stir well and let the gravy cook well on low heat with the lid on for at least 10 minutes.

10) Now add the 1/2 cup fresh cream and stir well. Also add the chopped bell peppers green and red. Place the lid and cook for 1 minute. Do not over cook the bell peppers, let them be raw and crunchy.

11) Add the grilled cauliflower pieces to the gravy and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Taste and add salt only if needed.

12) Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot as a side dish or with roti or naan.


6 comments:

  1. the grilled cauliflower by itself was crunchy and tasted good, the dish was spicy and good.. spicy hot lovers would love it

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    1. May be you could reduce the amount of chili powder in case if it is too spicy. The chili powder which I use is less spicy.Thanks for your feedback Dilavez

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  2. is there a substitute for tikka masala ?? I don't have readily available at home

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  3. Loved it thanks for sharing:-)

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  4. Thanks for for sharing this recipe this chicken seems delicious and it is good
    Bestgrillsking

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