Tandoori Gobi or Tandoori Gobhi is an excellent starter and a snack recipe. A popular North Indian Tandoori recipe, Tandoori gobhi is gluten-free and vegetarian Indian appetizer recipe.
Usually, tandoori dishes are cooked in a tandoor (clay oven), but in this recipe, I cooked tandoori gobhi in the Microwave oven using LG Microwave with Charcoal cooking. After trying out Charcoal grilled Stuffed Tomatoes, which my family loved. I wanted to try out the tandoori cooking. Cauliflower or gobhi is one of my favorite tandoori dishes, so that is the obvious choice for my Microwave Cooking Recipes with LG Microwaves.
I have been using the LG microwave from past few weeks, and I am really fascinated with so many features. One of them is Charcoal cooking and tandoori cooking which most of Indians love. The special charcoal lighting heater in LG microwaves is perfect for tandoori cooking. Exhaustive auto cook menu (301 recipes to choose from) one can literally cook just with a touch of a button.
Usually, when I am cooking tandoori dishes, I mostly cook a large amount of food looking at the effort involved in firing up a charcoal grill. That can be quite messy as well. But with Microwave with the Charcoal cooking feature, there is no mess and it is so easy that I can make single servings of tandoori gobi or any other dish in a matter of just a few minutes. 20 Minutes to be precise, if I don’t count marination time.
Roasting the cauliflower with flavourful Indian spices brings out the excellent flavor and aroma and cauliflower is a perfect veggie to grill. For making the tandoori dish, I combined spices, yogurt, and seasoning and marinated the cauliflower pieces for 1-2 hours. You can marinate it for some more time if you wish so, but one caution though, don’t overdo as the resulting dish may turn out soggy and limp.
For making the tandoori gobhi I used rotisserie attachment that comes with the microwave. I grilled cauliflower/gobhi florets this time. You can cook whole Gobhi for gobi mussalam or entire chicken for chicken roast or kababs.
You can cook any Indian tandoori starter using this charcoal microwave. Tandoori Mushroom Tikka, Tandoori Paneer Tikka, chicken tikka and mushroom tikka all can be made in the microwave. The only thing that will change is auto cook menu number that will be different.
- 300 g Cauliflower/gobhi
- 20-25 crushed almonds
- ¼ cup yogurt
- 2 tablespoon Red chilli sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon chaat masala powder
- 1 teaspoon Kasturi methi
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon Oil or oil spray
- First of all make tandoori marinade in a bowl
- Mix in yogurt with Red chilli sauce, grated ginger, cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat masala powder, Kasuri methi, red chilli powder and salt to taste.
- Mix that well. Now add cauliflower / gobhi florets in this bowl and coat well with the marinade.
- Keep this for 2 hours in the fridge and then take it out.
- Skew these cauliflower pieces in rotisserie attachment that comes with the LG microwave.
- Press crushed almonds over the cauliflower pieces firmly and spray with oil spray or brush lightly with oil.
- Secure this rotisserie attachment in the microwave.
- From the Charcoal Auto cook menu select the option of Tandoori gobhi (menu number 4)
- Add the weight of ingredients by rotating the dial and press start.
- Sit back and watch rotisserie working to get you a perfectly tandoori style cauliflower.