Tandoored Cauliflowers – Impressing my Veg-Partner:)

Tandoored Cauliflowers – Impressing my Veg-Partner:)

Tandoori Cauliflower:

One thing that makes me very uncomfortable is to end up having vegetarian roomates, eggetarian friends and strict vegan family members around!!! Being a true carnivore’ I consider myself, that I can manage decent cooking with flesh and fish…at the same time, feel so awful that none can be enjoyed(no appreciation as well) by my beloved buddies.:( So, there is always something getting stir-fried on the side G-R-E-E-N, in my kitchen! But, sincerely I do want to present that delicate taste by carefully replacing meat alternate items like mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflowers. This is one such lovely attempt…


Cauliflower 1 whole head – cut into small florets.

Do not attempt to use full flower/big florets…they didnt taste nice for me.

Spices to be Toasted & Powdered:

Coriander seeds
Tymol seeds

Use only a pinch of above spice blend.

Other Ingredients:

Black Salt
Regular Salt
Chili powder
Kashminri chili powder
Red food color
Lemon juice
Yogurts (hung)
Ginger-garlic paste
Onion paste
Mint paste
Few cubes of butter/ghee for basting
Chaat masala to garnish.

About 1-2 spoons of above ingredients (ratio? you must decide).


Mariante the flower with plain salt, lemon juice and chili powder for about a hour.

Then followed by all the above mentioned items, except ghee.

Maybe for couple of hours will do!

Now, smear them with ghee and grill them till tender on the inside and crisp on the outside.

If you prefer to do it in the oven, bake them for 30 minutes over 350 degrees and and broil them briefly for 2 minutes, often changing its postion!



43 Responses so far.

  1. Neetz says:

    thats intresting and healthy recipe too :) ..m sure ur beloved would have been impressed :)

  2. Sounds healthy and yummy. I’d love to surprise my loved ones with this dish.

    Wondering if it can be done on low flame over a pan?

  3. Asha says:

    Spice powder looks good there, aromatic.

  4. Pari says:

    Very nice preparation dear, I am sure veggie partners must have applauded this as much.

  5. Daisy Blue says:

    Looks lovely..hope your friends liked it


  7. Sayantani says:

    if that you how you not cook vegetarian then you are the most amazing cook Malar. love the dish. would love to finish it off in one go. just serve me with a bit of green chutney. Heaven!!!

  8. Priya says:

    Fantastic appetizier also a crowd pleaser….tempting clicks..

  9. AshKuku says:

    Oh! the cauli florets look beautiful & very flavored…. very tempting to be true…… & beautifully presented & clicked too….


  10. Wht u say is true ..me too have the same feeling..btw that ‘s one Delicious platter of tandoori cauliflower:)

  11. Pavithra says:

    Wow malar thats really so cute… yummy.. I will never say no to this. Thanks for posting the spice blend. And as you said Here the cauliflowers are not stiff and for whole one did not taste good. Me too faced it. Looks yummy !!!

  12. That is a wonderful vegetarian side dish for my next Indian meal! Thank you!

  13. n33ma says:

    Looks so good,perfect appetizer.

  14. SE says:

    will serve as a good appetizer !!

  15. priya says:

    yummy..new and inviting, dear!

  16. Swathi says:

    Malar ,

    This is wonderful dish, cute starter. i liked it.

  17. Tandoori Cauliflowers look so tempting and yummy!!! I am sure your veggi-partners would be really happy…

  18. nivedita says:

    Hi Malar,
    The plate is making me hungry. The flower florets are dancing in front of my eyes.
    Great recipe.

  19. I had also made this n we loved it alot..ur version looks superb! wonderful clicks..

  20. same case here.. Me too a pure non veg.. My hubby likes only greens…

    Your presentation of cauliflower looks good…..

  21. Pavithra says:

    Oh dear That is mouth watering ..Looks perfect.

  22. Very innovative vegan version da, excellent presentation!

  23. Tempting….Thanks for warning I had an idea to stuff the full cauliflower.My friend told me her mom stuffs it & bakes.

  24. Subhashini says:

    VEry good attempt.Nice recipe dear.Pics are good.

  25. Vaishali says:

    I love that fiery red color of the tandoori cauliflowers. Nice idea, Malar.

  26. Sashi says:

    Innovative idea Malar .. looks crispy.. perfect appetizer..

  27. simply.food says:

    Wow you have given the cauli a new image.lovely recipe and looks so tasty.

  28. Yasmeen says:

    I totally love the cauli appetizer,definitely wouldn’t miss the meatie kababs :D

  29. such a lovely presentation…

  30. PriyaRaj says:

    mouthwatering crispy ,crunchy appetizer dear ….nice click

  31. Aparna says:

    Sounds interesting & pic makes me drool

  32. Rekha shoban says:

    cute presentation and crispy!

  33. Shri says:

    I am sure impressed veg bloggers like me:P Those are making me drool..

  34. nice recipe..looks delicious..and lovely presentations too!!

  35. Tina says:

    Healthy and yummy…Nice clicks too dear…

  36. Gita says:

    Those clicks do look impressive Malar…I too prepare cauliflower like this sometimes, when I preparing chicken 65 for me, I add some of the same masla to cauliflower for him :)

  37. Siddhi S says:

    wow yummy recipe malar…

  38. Nice recipe… something different than tandoori paneer and tofu for vegetarians…

  39. Rina says:

    sounds yumm..should give it a try..cauliflower is my fav vegie..

  40. What an impressive recipe….and I feel the same about your blog! If you do not mind, I am going to add your blog to my blogroll. Keep it up!

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