Friday, January 20, 2012

Gobi 65-Cauliflower 65-Cauliflower Recipes

Gobi 65 is a popular dish served in restaurants. It can be had as a starter or as a side dish or as a tea time snack. I prepared this as a side dish for vegetable pulao and we loved it very much. It is perfect for parties as it is very simple to prepare and tastes great. You can prepare your favorite Cauliflower 65 at home following this easy gobi 65 recipe.

Gobi 65-Cauliflower 65

Gobi 65-Cauliflower 65

Gobi 65-Cauliflower 65

 Prep Time : 10 mins (marination time not included)
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySnacks/Starter
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Cauliflower florets - 2 1/4 cup
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1 tsp
   Rice flour - 1 tsp
   Cornflour - 2 1/2 - 3 tbsp
   Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
   Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
   Thick curd - 1/4 cup + 1 tsp
   Salt as required
   Oil for deep frying


Wash cauliflower florets well and put them in salted hot water with a pinch of turmeric powder for 3-4 minutes. Do not leave it in water for more than 5 minutes.

how to make gobi fry

Drain the water completely and spread it on a plate. Leave it to cool completely. Pat it dry.

 preparing gobi 65

In a bowl/wide plate, mix curd, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, rice flour, garam masala, coriander powder, salt needed, cornflour and cauliflower together. Mix well, taste and adjust sesonings. Leave it to marinate for 20-30 minutes.

marinating cauliflower for cauliflower 65


Heat oil in a kadai. To check if the oil is hot, drop of small bit of cauliflower, if it comes to the surface immediately, the oil is hot enough for frying.Keep the heat on medium.

Add 7-8 cauliflower florets (depending upon the size of your kadai and quantity of oil) into the hot oil.

how to prepare gobi 65-cauliflower 65

Do not disturb for the first 2-3 seconds. Then stir gently and fry the cauliflower florets till golden brown and crisp. (Tips - when the bubbling noise reduces to minimum, it is an indication the the florets are fried. You can see the difference in the above picture - in the second picture, the bubbling has reduced).

Once the florets are golden brown and crisp, remove with a slotted ladle and drain on a colander or a paper napkin.

how to make cauliflower fry

Enjoy with any variety rice or as a tea time snack or as an accompaniment for rice or enjoy it any time of the day.


If curd is watery, use hung curd. (or hang curd in a clean cloth for 2-3 hours to drain off the water in the curd). If you want your gobi 65 to taste great, see to it that there is no water in the curd you use.

For very crispy Gobi 65 - Use equal quantity of rice flour and cornflour. You can adjust seasonings according to your taste. Add only needed curd. Make sure the mixture is not watery.

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  1. Lip smacking & a fav starter!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Who can resist these yummy treats!

  3. good one... we always used to order gobi 65 in restaurants when we were in india

  4. Awesome!! So quick, yet tantalizing!! :)

  5. I don't mind having the whole bowl. I love 65, chill gobi etc, but never make it.

  6. Wow! Looks fantastic! I am drooling all over it :)

  7. wow... delicious recipe... yummy...

  8. Yum yum yummy starter. Love to have it any time.

  9. what a mouthwatering starter.Nicely done

  10. I tried this and it came whole family loved this :))

  11. I like the recipes you have given. Very simple and delicious to read. Of course, I will try them out. :-)

  12. jus made gobi 65 for d evng n it came out grt!!! thnx aton for ur wonderful recipes n tips padhu... ur doin a great job!!

  13. your cooking style and tips are very useful for working women.
    all your receipes are FAITH (Fast,Awesome,Interesting,Tasty& Healthy)

  14. all your recipes are
    Tasty &

  15. yum yum...thanks for the recipe:)))))

  16. Made this today came out good. Thanks for the recipie

  17. I tried it but didnt cme gud... when frying-- paste separates and califlower separates wt mistake i did..can u tel me

    1. Try adding a tsp oil also while marinating. Also you should not add water when marinating.

  18. Could you please tell the quantity of 1 cup. It will make it easier.

  19. Is cornflour a must in this dish?

    1. Do not omit cornflour - you can add maida instead of cornflour.

  20. Tried it.. Came out very well.. Your recipes are always simple yet superb :)

  21. It came out uncooked in spite of soaking florets in salted hot water for 10 mins.

  22. Hi padhu..
    am your great fan of all your dishes....i tried today ur gobi 65 ....recepie...came out superb...very well...i want to post that gobi 65 picture....but how???

    1. You can send it to or you can send the picture to padhuskitchen facebook page. I will share the picture in facebook.

    2. thanks padhu...i have mailed u the pic...😊

  23. Hello Padhu,
    I love all your recipes!!!!!!! OK to substitute besan flour for corn flour?

  24. It really came very well and tasted excellent. My kids enjoyed thanks padhu .


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