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Tandoori Cauliflower (Gobhi Musallam) Keto Recipe

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Cauliflower is like a versatile and talented actor, always impressing directors in various roles. For followers of the Keto diet, cauliflower has become a favorite ingredient in dishes like rice, wraps, pies, and pita breads.

However, I personally enjoy cauliflower just the way it is—prepared the same way my mom used to make it during my childhood. Aloo Gobhi, or cauliflower with potatoes, is a classic dish in North India, but since potatoes are not Keto-friendly, we need to find ways to let cauliflower shine on its own.

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That’s why I’m excited to share with you a recipe for Keto parallel of Tandoori Cauliflower. In this dish, cauliflower is partially baked in the oven and then coated with a rich masala that infuses it with incredible flavors.

Some people even add honey to the masala, but I prefer not to. The key is to be cautious not to overcook the cauliflower florets, as we want them to retain their texture rather than turning into a mash.

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Give this recipe a try today, and I’m confident that you’ll develop an even greater appreciation for cauliflower. It’s a lip-smacking dish that showcases the versatility and deliciousness of this humble vegetable.

Gobi Musallam is a vegetarian version of the famous Chicken Musallam from the Mughal Cuisine. Musallam means whole. Easy to prepare and eye appealing too — Sneha Singhi Upadhaya.


Keto Tandoori Cauliflower | Gobhi Musallam - Recipe

I have for you today Keto Tandoori Cauliflower or Cauliflower that is partly baked in the oven. It is covered with rich masala which seeps right in and makes the final dish lip-smacking. 
Course Breakfast, Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Gobhi Mussallam Keto Recipe, Keto Tandoori Cauliflower, Keto Tandoori Cauliflower Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 93kcal
Author Priya Dogra


  • Vessel
  • Pan 
  • Knife/Chopper
  • Spatula
  • Oven 
  • Spoon 


  • 1 kg Cauliflower or 2 medium Whole Florets
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 50 gms or half cup whole milk Yogurt
  • 5 tsp Ghee for Masala
  • 2 tsp Ghee for baking
  • ½ tsp  Turmeric powder
  • Chopped Coriander about a tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Pink Salt


  • Wash the cauliflower. Now drop it in a vessel of boiling water, add salt and turmeric powder to it.
  • Let it boil for ten minutes, drain and let it cool.
  • In a pan add 5 tsp Ghee and add the chopped onions, and fry them till pink.
  • Add the ginger, garlic and the dry masalas and cook on medium heat.
  • After three to five minutes add the curd or yogurt and cook more till the oil separates.
  • Add the coriander, salt and switch off the heat. Allow this masala to cool down.
  • Now apply this masala to the Cauliflower properly with your hands. Insert it inside and between the florets too.
  • Whenever you are ready to eat, bake and grill these Cauliflowers in the oven at 250 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes. Pour the remaining 2 tsp Ghee over the Cauliflower. Bake till they get a nice golden crust on the outside.
  • The dish really does not need any accompaniment. You can slice pieces and have it just like that.


Nutrition facts about Keto Tandoori Cauliflower | Gobhi Mussallam

  • Cals – 93
  • Net Carbs – 6 g
  • Proteins – 3 g
  • Fats- 6 g
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