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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

GOBI TIKKA / TANDOORI GOBI (MICROWAVE METHOD)


A wonderful starter, snack and side- dish too.

INGREDIENTS:


Cauliflower - 1 medium - sized (2 cups florets)
Kasoori methi - 1 teaspoon
Curd - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp. (optional)
Garam masala - 1 tsp.
Corn flour - 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice - 1 tsp.
Cumin powder - 1/8 tsp.
Coriander powder - 1 tsp.
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp.
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1/4 tsp.
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - approx. 1/2 tsp.
Oil - for brushing
Chat masala - 1/4 tsp.


METHOD:

Take out the florets from the cauliflower, wash well and immerse in a bowl of water alongwith salt. Leave for 10 minutes. This procedure is to de-worm the florets. Drain the florets. Pat it dry.

Crush kasoori methi leaves with your palm. Mix all the ingredients (except chat masala, lime juice and oil) to a paste. Add the florets to this paste. Mix well. Marinate for 1 hour.

Arrange the marinated florets in a micro-proof dish and MICRO-HIGH for 10 minutes.

Now brush with generous amount of oil and grill for 8 - 10 minutes flipping it frequently.

Sprinkle chat masala and queeze a lime and serve hot with phulkas and parathas.

VARIATIONS:

1. Can also be deep fried in oil, simple of all.
2. Can also be skewed in skewers and baked for 10 - 12 minutes.
3. If using a convection oven, pre-heat the oven and cook for 12 minutes on combination mode for 200 degrees and brown further for 5 minutes. I have not tried this though.
4. Can also shallow fry using a tawa. Be careful not to burn it.

36 comments :

  1. They looks like crispy. When I tried cauliflours were little soggy. Will try this method when I do next time.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  2. Lovely golden color u have got...looks crispy n yummy

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  3. wow looking yummy and i am having my eve tea and oh my god it is tempting me. Atleast i will enjoy the visual treat

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  4. wow yummy i love these low fat ones..

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  5. Crispy and loved the tandoored version...

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  6. Wow that is guilt free and love the idea..way too tempting.

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  7. hi shanthi...gobi looks grt...nice version..
    my first visit here.glad to reach ur space..
    thanq for taking time to watch my space..

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  8. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! my mouth is watering looking at the tempting cauliflower which looks so delicious cooke in the M.V
    Indu Srinivasan
    Khatta Meetha Theeka

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  9. Tangy and yummy. Should be awesome with roti. MW method is sure going to be mess free and handy. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. They came out superb..nice golden florets n looks delicious too.

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  11. A delicious guiltfree starters..

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  12. They look delicious...
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  13. Shabitha KarthikeyanThursday, July 28, 2011

    Lovely, crispy treat. Love the idea of using MW. I'm ready guilt free indulgence !!

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  14. Yummy crispy starter.A must try dish in MW. Thank you.

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  15. wow those look delicious !! nice microwave version !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Roti Pachadi/Chutney

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  16. Dear Shanti
    How are you? I like this recipe, spicing and the methods. Absence of onion, garlic and ginger is great! You have given so many options , and that really helps. But I think a convection + micro mode..may dehydrate the gobi much more than frying or grill + micro mode. My old OTG is still useful, which I unpack once in a while for grilling and toasting.
    Have a nice weekend

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  17. crispy gobi tikka looks delicious...nice microwave version!

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  18. Love this dish. It looks fantastic! :)

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  19. Wow delicious...like ur write up with detailed explanation...Thanx for visiting and giving lovely comments at my blog...u hav a nice space here...glad 2 join u..if u like my blog then u can join me too..tc..enjoy..:)

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  20. Looks sooo tempting. Crisp and low fat.

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  21. wow that looks delicious.. bookmarking this one..

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  22. These tikkas look delish! I was just wondering what different I could make with the gobi i bought and now I know :)

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  23. Yummy and delicious "tandoori gobi". Looks fantastic...

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  24. Wow,looks so delicious and nice idea to use microwave oven! Slurppp...

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  25. very yummy and crispy gobi tikka, and way healthy than the deep fried ones...never thought of making them in microwave...thanx for showing the way and for dropping by too...

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  26. wow, in Microwave, that sounds super quick and delicious :)

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  27. I love this kind of marianted Gobi fry - always do it on the pan though - micrwave seems to be a quick fix method - sure can use it when running out of time!

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  28. Looks like I missed out on all these lovely recipes. Glad to be catching up. Yummy.

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  29. Hey Shanti, I just saw your blog and your recipes are fantastic! i will be visiting often! You are an amazing cook.

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