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Gobi 65

This Indian-inspired cauliflower dish brings the spice in spades! A mixture of warming spices adds heat and aroma, tempered by cooling, creamy yogurt. This recipe shines on cold evenings, but the flavours are so bold, that you’ll crave it year-round!



Spiced Yogurt

  • 1 cup (240ml) yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) cumin powder
  • 1 lemon, zest (reserve juice to finish cauliflower)
  • Salt, to season


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon (10ml) Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5ml) garam masala
  • Salt and black pepper, to season


  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) cumin seeds
  • 4-inch (10c m) knob ginger, finely chopped
  • 8 fresh red chillies, finely chopped
  • 8 dried arbol chillies, broken up by hand into small pieces
  • 40 curry leaves, fresh
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) Kashmiri chilli
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) tandoori masal powder
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) plain yogurt
  • Salt, to season
  • 1 lemon, juice reserved from Spiced Yogurt


Spiced Yogurt

  1. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, cumin, and lemon zest.
  2.  Season with salt and set aside


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F (205° C)
  2. Place the cauliflower in a large bowl. Toss with vegetable oil, Kashmiri chilli powder, turmeric, and garam masala. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add to oven and bake for 20 to 22 minutes, rotating occasionally.


  1. In a wok, heat the vegetable oil.
  2. Add the cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, fresh chillies, dried chillies, and curry leaves. Heat over medium heat until fragrant, around two minutes.
  3. Add the Kashmiri chilli powder and tandoori masala. Cook for one minute, then add the yogurt and stir.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook for two minutes until yogurt splits. Remove cauliflower from the oven and toss it directly into the warm sauce.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over the cauliflower. Plate and serve with Spiced Yogurt on the side. Enjoy! 

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