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Chili Gobi

Gobi, in Indian cooking, refers to Cauliflower. Chili Gobi is nothing but fried cauliflower florets cooked and simmered in a tangy and spicy sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 172kcal


  • 2 small-head cauliflowers
  • 2 large capsicums diced
  • 1 medium size onion chopped
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • cup cornflour
  • 2 tablespoon rice flour
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika or red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or 1 garlic clove
  • 2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • ½ cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups oil for deep frying
  • For sauce
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon tomato chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon garlic ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro


  • Wash the cauliflower florets and place them in hot boiled salt water for 30 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.
  • Prepare the batter: Take a large bowl and add all the flours one by one. Add turmeric, red chili, garlic powder, minced ginger, and salt. Mix evenly.
  • Add water slowly and prepare the batter.
  • If you want to try the baked version, preheat oven to 400F.
  • Dip the cauliflower florets in the batter and place them on a baking tray.
  • Spray a little oil on them and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Flip them on the sides and bake again for 10 minutes or until they turn golden.
  • If you are deep-frying: place a deep frying vessel over medium heat with 2 cups of oil.
  • When oil appears ready, dip cauliflower florets in the batter and fry until they are crispy.
  • Preparing the sauce: Place a pan over medium heat and add 2 teaspoon oil. As the oil heats up, add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add chopped onions and saute until transparent.
  • Add chopped capsicum and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add soy sauce, tomato chili sauce, and tomato ketchup. Continue to saute.
  • Add cornstarch paste to thicken and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add fried or baked crispy cauliflower florets. Mix well and saute for 2 more minutes.
  • Switch off the heat and garnish with spring onions or cilantro.



Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 32mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Iron: 1mg