Air Fryer Tandoori Gobi Cauliflower Tikka
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Air Fryer Tandoori Gobi / Cauliflower Tikka Bites

Tandoori Gobi in the air fryer is a great snack or appetizer.  A North Indian favorite, nutritious with no oil and easy to prepare. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: North Indian
Keyword: air fryer, baked cauliflower, gobi tikka
Diet: Low Carb, Nut-free, Vegetarian
Method: Air Fryer
Servings: 3
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Meeta Arora



  • Cut cauliflower into equal size florets.  Wash under running water and pat dry. 
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients except cauliflower to get a smooth paste like consistency.  
  • Add the cauliflower florets and mix well so they get coated with the marinade. 
  • Add the cauliflower florets to the air fryer basket. Brush with oil and bake at 360°F (or 180℃) for 18 mins. Shake in between at 10 minutes.  You might have to use a fork. (Note: Check after 16 minutes and adjust cooking time as needed)
  • When done, remove to a serving bowl and sprinkle juice of a lemon.  
  • Tandoori Gobi is ready.  Enjoy with chutney. 


  • This is medium spicy.  To reduce the spice level, exclude cayenne and/or reduce quantity of garam masala.
  • If you don't have gram flour, you can substitute with all-purpose flour.
  • Skip the oil if you want to make this oil free. Tandoori Gobi will still taste great. 


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.6g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 836mg | Potassium: 311mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 5.1g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 57.8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.3mg