Gobi 65 – Baked


Ever since I had this dish for the first time, I have been having a big question in my mind – why is it named 65?. As I mentioned in Cauliflower Peas Masala, cauliflower is my sister’s favorite veggie, and this is her default order in most restaurants.  First time when I tried baking cauliflower, it was total flopshow. Invited Hubby’s friends for dinner and  thought of baking this. That day I added yellow corn meal. I marinated cauliflower for 2 hours, it was soggy and I didn’t get proper fries, then I did some gimmick and managed. Again I wanted to try this with white corn flour, and reduce my marination time, and finally succeeded!

Gobi 65 – Baked

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Standing time – 15 minutes | Cooking Time : 20 – 25 mins

Recipe Category: Snack


Cauliflower -1 medium sized flower

Cornflour – 1/4 cup

Rice flour/ All purpose flour – 2 tbsp (I used rice flour)

Ginger Garlic paste – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp (Adjust according to your taste)

Garam Masala – 1/8 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp + 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – a pinch

Salt – to taste

Oil/Cooking spray – to grease (I used Pam olive oil spray)



  • Parboil cauliflower and strain them


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree Fahrenhait and place the baking paper (I used Aluminum foil) on baking tray and grease


  • Combine all spice powder and mix well. Add cornflour and rice flour and mix well, and if required sprinkle some water (I used around 1 tsp) and let it marinate for 15 minutes


  •  Place the marinated cauliflower and bake them for 10 – 15 minutes and broil for 13 -18 minutes, turning in between


My Notes :

  • Broil helps to get the fry texture so don’t skip it. Can broil for some more minutes if you need it crispier
  • After turning the oven to broil, keep monitoring frequently to avoid burnt texture
  • Avoid overlapping for even cooking
  • If there is excess moisture, they turn out to be sticky. So avoid adding much water, also grease the foil throughout to avoid sticking
  • Alternatively, you can also deep fry them in oil
  • Ajwain can be added while marinating cauliflower
  • Chat Masala or any spice powder can be added for taste

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81 thoughts on “Gobi 65 – Baked

  1. Sindhiya November 18, 2014 at 7:01 AM Reply

    A perfect healthy version to my all time favorite…Great work!!!

  2. Sophie33 September 24, 2014 at 2:17 PM Reply

    I made these savoury cauliflower treats today & loved every crunchy bite,…so did my hubby & friends! They were a big hit! Xxx

  3. Liz September 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM Reply

    This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Liz September 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM Reply

    so yum! What a fun way to serve cauliflower. Again, something I would enjoy at a restaurant but would have never have thought to make at home.

  5. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan September 19, 2014 at 12:55 PM Reply

    So glad I stumbled by here – this gobi 65 sounds amazing! I have ordered chicken 65 at a small cafe and always wondered what the “65” represented?

  6. gayathri September 19, 2014 at 4:02 AM Reply

    yummy and tasty recipe

  7. Linsy September 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM Reply

    looks really healthy and delicious, missing your posts and visits too.

  8. tortadellafiglia September 17, 2014 at 4:32 AM Reply

    what a creative name! i love cauliflower:) Thank you for the recipe!

  9. Asmithaaa September 17, 2014 at 1:32 AM Reply

    My fav this is!!!!!!!!!!!!…..Thanks for sharing Vidya, Even I wondered all the time y 65 in the name of this dish!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong September 16, 2014 at 3:28 PM Reply

    Yummm!! I love anuthing cauliflower!! this looks so delicious… 🙂

  11. Sushma Mallya September 16, 2014 at 9:49 AM Reply

    so healthy,looks so yum..would love to try this baked version

  12. Sweet as a Picture September 15, 2014 at 8:50 PM Reply

    I love cauliflower. Your dish looks delicious!

  13. tortadellafiglia September 15, 2014 at 5:18 PM Reply

    awwww…. so yummy!

  14. Sushma Mallya September 15, 2014 at 5:13 PM Reply

    Baked version looks so yummy….crispy and Superb 🙂

  15. Jueseppi B. September 15, 2014 at 4:01 PM Reply

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

  16. platedujour September 14, 2014 at 5:47 AM Reply

    This is also one of my favorites veggies. My mom used to make it with some butter and breadcrumbs, it was delicious. I have to try this recipe for s change 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food September 15, 2014 at 10:50 AM Reply

      I should try with butter and breadcrumbs:-) thanks for sharing your Mom’s recipe Marta

  17. Jayanthisindhiya September 14, 2014 at 3:57 AM Reply

    Wow,superb ,greatly baked,nice doll

  18. theintrovertedchilli September 13, 2014 at 4:06 PM Reply

    Looks delicious, like the idea of baking them!

  19. The Zero-Waste Chef September 13, 2014 at 1:42 PM Reply

    This looks delicious and sounds easy to make. Cauliflower is under-appreciated in my home, but I think my daughter would eat this. I’ll have to try it. Thanks.

  20. swathiiyer September 13, 2014 at 9:52 AM Reply

    Gobi 65 looks delicious love to try your version.

  21. apuginthekitchen September 13, 2014 at 9:17 AM Reply

    They look as crisp and delicious as if they were fried. Love this!

  22. swapnakarthi September 13, 2014 at 4:57 AM Reply

    Vidya, can have them without guilt for they are baked ,thx…..

  23. natasha September 12, 2014 at 11:33 PM Reply

    Wow Vidya…yumm..my father loves cauliflower starters…I will surely make this for him…

  24. srividhya September 12, 2014 at 11:17 PM Reply

    Looks delicious 🙂

  25. Sushma Mallya September 12, 2014 at 3:43 PM Reply

    Looks Awesome ….love the props used 🙂

  26. Priya September 12, 2014 at 3:15 PM Reply

    Such a guilt free gobi 65, i can munch some anytime.

  27. MamaD1xx4xy September 12, 2014 at 2:02 PM Reply

    This looks delicious!

  28. spiceinthecity September 12, 2014 at 1:26 PM Reply

    Vidya, the reason its called 65 is because it was dish no. 65 in the army canteen where it was first created 🙂 Love your baked version, so much healthier!

  29. acbistro September 12, 2014 at 7:28 AM Reply

    looks crispy !!!

  30. skd September 12, 2014 at 6:35 AM Reply

    Very delish starter this is. looks amazing. I have this little story about Chicken 65, I found recently. I happened to visit Buhari’s restaurant on my trip to Chennai. They claim that the word was coined by them, when in 1965 they had first introduced Chicken 65. And the dish became popular ever since. This was written all over. How far this is true, I don’t know. But since you were wondering I thought of sharing.

  31. Aruna Panangipally September 12, 2014 at 5:23 AM Reply

    Hey! I have been meaning to try Shailaja’s recipe. Now I have yours as a reference too!

  32. Chitra Jagadish September 12, 2014 at 4:42 AM Reply

    Wow lip smaking appetizer V. … what gimmick did you make? 😉 ; ).. ha ha this looks so perfect can’t beleive you failed earlier. … yummmm….

    • Traditionally Modern Food September 15, 2014 at 2:46 PM Reply

      I shallow fried cauliflower and changed its name from Gobi 65 to cauliflower Masala;-) Thanku Chitra:-)

  33. sudha September 12, 2014 at 3:48 AM Reply

    Healthy & new gobi recipe…………..sounds interesting.

  34. Francesca Trucco September 12, 2014 at 2:00 AM Reply

    a nice way to make them tasty!!! 🙂

  35. noodlesforthoughts September 12, 2014 at 1:37 AM Reply

    absolutely yummmy.. can already taste it!! how about marinating with some tandorr masala too if available..


  36. deliciouslynell September 12, 2014 at 1:09 AM Reply

    Delicious! I can see why your sister would love cauliflower when it can be spiced up like this! 🙂

  37. kurinji September 12, 2014 at 1:07 AM Reply

    healthy version of gobi 65…

  38. sindhoooo September 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM Reply

    Mmmm… Mouthwatering! Congratulations for the successful making of Gobi 65 🙂 The tips at the last are very useful ones! TC! Keep smiling 🙂

  39. Malar September 12, 2014 at 12:05 AM Reply

    Vidya, I was just going to prepare this tomorrow..what a coincidence 🙂 This looks so lovely, Good to know on the marination time, I will try that!!! Yummy 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food September 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM Reply

      Hope u have prepared it by this time dear:-)eager to know how they turned out. Thanks Malar

  40. Foodie Adam & Cookie Eve September 11, 2014 at 11:47 PM Reply

    This is just awesome Vidya !

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