Baked gobi 65, an Indian style baked cauliflower. Learn how to make baked gobi 65 with step by step pictures.
I cook cauliflower every week as it is Aj’s favorite. I used to make cauliflower fries a lot and used to think it is not good to deep fry, so it is cauliflower curry always. So had baking idea for a long time but never tried as it takes some time to bake while deep frying is really easy and made in jiffy. For me somehow baking is not same as my everyday cooking though baking is easy and simple to follow in terms of recipe. Finally determined to bake cauliflower today and did it. Pretty happy with the results. I referred here for baking temperature and duration.
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How to prepare baked gobi 65
- Cut cauliflower into tiny bite size pieces. Let there be some stalk. Boil water and add 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp turmeric. Add cauliflower to the boiling water and switch off the flame. Let it be aside for 10 mins.
- After 10 mins, drain water completely. Add 2 tbsp of corn flour and toss to coat the cauliflower well. In a mixing bowl, add 1/4 cup oil, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, salt and garlic powder. Mix well.
- Add 1/4 cup maida, 1 tbsp corn flour and 2 tbsp of curd. Mix to make a paste.
- Add cauliflower florets to this mixture and mix gently to coat all the florets. You will need to sprinkle water so that the batter coats the cauliflower.
- Let it be aside for 10-20 mins for marination. Preheat oven at 200 deg C (400 F) for 10 mins. In a baking tray, line aluminium foil or baking sheet. Sprinkle oil and grease the sheet well. Arrange the marinated cauliflower over the sheet in a single layer without overcrowding. Make sure no excess batter is spread over the sheet while placing otherwise your gobi will have wings. Place the tray in middle rack and bake for 16 minutes in total, stirring in between once.
- Once done, I baked in grill mode for 4 mins. You can take this as optional step. The grilling time can be increased to achieve more golden/ crisp results.