How to make Gobhi 65 -

Spicy and crispy with just the right amount of sauce, this drool-worthy dish is an ideal starter!

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cauliflower (gobhi) , Ginger-garlic paste (अदरक-लहसुन की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Gobhi 65

Gobhi 65 Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Gobhi 65 Recipe

  • Cauliflower (gobhi) , separated into large florets 6-7

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 3 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1 1/4 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 2 1/2 teaspoons

  • Crushed blackpepper to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 4 tablespoons

  • Refined flour 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 tablespo + to deep fry

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies 4

  • Curry leaves 7-8

  • Green chillies , slit 2-4 pieces

  • Ginger , chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic , chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens , sliced 2-3 tables + to garnish


Step 1

To prepare the marinade, take ginger-garlic paste in a bowl, add 1 teaspoon chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1½ teaspoons cumin powder, 1½ teaspoons coriander powder, 1 teaspoon crushed peppercorns and 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix well. Add salt and 2-3 tablespoons water and mix well.

Step 2

Add cauliflower florets to the marinade and mix till all the florets are well coated. Set aside to marinate for 25-30 minutes.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 4

Take yogurt in another bowl, add remaining chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, remaining cumin powder, remaining coriander powder, salt and 2 tablespoons cornflour and a little water and mix well to make a thick mixture.

Step 5

Add remaining cornflour and refined flour to the marinated cauliflower florets and mix well.

Step 6

Slide in these cauliflower florets into hot oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add dried red chillies, curry leaves and green chillies, mix and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 8

Add ginger and garlic, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 9

Add red chilli paste, mix and sauté for 1 minute. Add yogurt mixture, mix and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes.

Step 10

Add 3-4 tablespoons water, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add salt and mix well. Add fried cauliflower florets, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 11

Add spring onion greens and mix. Switch off heat, add remaining lemon juice and mix well.

Step 12

Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

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