Best Grilled Cauliflower Recipe

by Rachna
grilled cauliflower recipe

Juicy large cauliflowers are perfect for grilling after marinating in some spices. They make for an excellent appetizer, low on Calories but high on taste. Here I share my favorite grilled cauliflower recipe which uses a few simple ingredients and spices. This is also called tandoori gobhi in Hindi. Do try.

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Here’s how to grill cauliflower:

grilled cauliflower recipe
grilled cauliflower recipe

Delicious Grilled Cauliflower Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This tasty grilled cauliflower recipe is super easy to make and perfect as an appetizer. It goes really well with lemon slices and onion rings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer
Cuisine American, Continental with an Indian Twist
Servings 4
Calories 180 kcal


  • 1 cauliflower cut in large florets and cleaned thoroughly

Marinade ingredients

  • ½ cup. thick yoghurt or curd
  • 2 tsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne chilli powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. paprika Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp. gram flour besan (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. tandoori masala or garam masala
  • 1 tbsp. cashew paste
  • 1 tsp. dried fenugreek kasoori methi
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil or butter
  • Some more oil or butter for basting while grilling
  • salt to taste


  • Blanch cauliflower florets in hot water for 3 minutes. Drain and dry completely. Cauliflower should be slightly cooked yet still holding a crunch.
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients together and form a thick paste. You can omit cayenne is you wish to reduce spice.
  • Coat each cauliflower floret with this thick marinade and keep for an hour.
    grilled cauliflower recipe
  • To Grill, heat the grill and baste with some butter or oil.
  • Lay the cauliflower florets on the grill and cook on each side for about 3 minutes till you get a nice char. Baste with oil or butter each time.
  • Now move the florets to a colder part of the grill and cover with a lid and cook for about 6-8 minutes till cauliflower florets are done.
  • Serve hot with lemon wedges, onion rings and mint chutney for a lipsmacking snack.
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  1. Always choose fresh cauliflower with no worms.
  2. Blanching helps to reduce grilling time but you can do without it as well.
  3. Ensure that you cut large florets.
  4. You will get a nice thick spicy char on the cauliflower florets.
  5. You can also cook this in an airfryer. Preheat the airfryer for 6 minutes on 180 deg C. Cook for about 15 minutes at this temperature. Turn every 5 minutes.
  6. To make cashew paste, immerse cashews in hot water for 30 minutes. Drain and blend to a thick paste.


Nutrition Facts
Delicious Grilled Cauliflower Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 654mg19%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1220IU24%
Vitamin C 77.2mg94%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This grilled cauliflower is quick and non-fussy to prepare. It is also very tasty if you enjoy Indian tandoori style food. Do make it and let me know how it turned out.

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Shailaja V -

This makes me want to reach into the screen and grab it right away! Tandoori grilled vegetables are my favourite appetizers. Most often, I load up on appetizers and skip the main course when eating out ?

These look absolutely scrumptious, Rachna ?

Soumya Prasad -

Ooohhh I’m salivating just looking at this! They look so delicious, Rachna and the images are so brilliant! Makes me want to lick the screen ?

I will be trying this recipe really soon.

Rachna -

So cute! Make it. Your husband will like it, no?

Rajlakshmi -

Fabulous idea for a starter Or a snack. It looks so delicious. Sigh! if only you were my neighbor ?

Rachna -

? I would love to be your neighbor in Sydney. ?

Shilpa Garg -

Ah! I so want to pick one off the screen. Looks so delicious. I like the idea of cashew paste. Will add it next time to the marinade. Thanks for sharing, Rachna!


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