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February 3, 2013


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gobi 65 recipe

I got this crispy Gobi 65 / Cauliflower 65 recipe from Aval vikatan’s “ 30 Restaurant style recipes” supplementary. This is a dry version. Before i got this book, i used to try Chef.Damodaran’s recipe which is also similar to this.This recipe has dry kasoori methi leaves in addition.I have tried this several times and it comes out super crispy , tasty with nice flavour. We love it a lot. I usually make in weekends with veg pulao or biryani.Sometimes , i make this cauliflower fry for my daughter after she comes from school.This is one of her favourite snacks.Red heart..U can prepare this recipe well in advance for parties or get together & fry it when required.The more time the cauliflower marinates , the tastier it would be.You can try without marination as well.. Please go through the Notes section for do’s & dont’s..Lets see how to make crispy Gobi 65 recipe with step by step photos !

Gobi 65 with onions

1 cup - 250ml
  • Gobi/Cauliflower – medium size flower (20 florets)
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1/2 cup
  • Corn flour – 1/2 cup OR rice flour + corn flour - 1/4 cup each
  • Red color powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder or green chilli paste – 2 tsp
  • Ginger – garlic paste – 1.5 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Crushed fennel seeds -  1 tsp
  • Lime juice – Few drops
  • Dry Kasoori methi leaves – 1.5 tsp (crushed )
  • Salt & water – As needed
  • Cooking oil – To deep fry

  • Remove the florets from the cauliflower & par boil it for 5 minutes adding salt..(turmeric powder is optional)
  • When the water roll boils , switch off the flame. Leave it for 3 minutes and drain the hot water completely & wash it in cold water immediately to avoid over cooking of cauliflower.Drain all the water completely.
gobi 65 tile 1
  • Now in a wide bowl ,add all the powders ,crushed spices & salt ,lime juice mix well .Add water carefully to make bajji batter consistency.The batter should fall like a ribbon.Now put the florets,mix well & marinate for 2-3 hours.Cauliflower should be well coated with flour..( watery batter absorbs more oil). If you don't have enough time, you can fry it instantly without marination.
gobi 65 tile 2
  • Heat oil in a kadai and put the cauliflower florets in a sprinkled way one by one..Deep fry on both the sides till all the bubbles cease. Do it batches in medium flame Deep fry curry leaves in the last batch & decorate it while serving !!
    gobi tile 3

Super crispy gobi 65 is ready !! Enjoy eating hot with tomato sauce !!

  • It will stay crispy for 30 minutes..But for best taste , u should eat it hot hot !!
  • While u make the batter add less water & bring to bajji batter consistency. If u add more water , it may absorb more oil..Adding less water & more flour makes it hard.. Please be careful while adding water.Approximately it takes 3/4 to 1 cup of water i guess.No problem if u add more water , add some more flour to bring the right consistency
  • If u feel adding maida is unhealthy , add rice flour instead of maida.Or u can try only with corn flour..
  • Adding food color is optional .But it gives a nice look to the fries like we get in restaurants..Winking smile

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  1. crispy and delicious snack :)
    my daughter loves it too...

  2. This is absolutely Yummy ! loved the colour

  3. This is very tempting!!! Crispy & irresistible!!
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  4. My all time to snack on this fry...

  5. so crispy my son want this now :-)

  6. Crispy beauties, will definitely suits prefect for a party menu.

  7. chitra pass the plate .i will have with my cup of coffee

  8. I feel hungry seeing your click..Super delicious gobi 65 :)

  9. Beautiful Gobi 65. Looks crispy n delicious.

  10. I wouldn't say this is the easiest starter, but definitely among the tastiest. These look great.

  11. Its looks too crispy Chitu.Bookmarked.

  12. wow super tempting gobi 65 and you have made it perfectly chitra...

  13. Best title and nice blog.First time here and i like all ur recipes. When u r free please drop into my space

  14. Very nice presentation..Gobi pieces look so cute and tempting..Nice bite size pieces and good step wise explanation..

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  15. They look super delicious....very very nice..I love them like crazy....awesome...

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  17. Looks very tempting, aj's all time favorite :)

  18. Great recipe....looks crispy and delicious.....

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  21. congrats on your new domain!!!! good luck and the gobi 65 looks so good!!!
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  22. I visited your blog today for the first time n couldnot stop myself from trying this recipe, the gobi 65 pics are so tempting. And It turned out awesome , soo crispy n yummy.. looking forward to try other recipes from your blog.. the first one was a hit !. Thanks for this lovely recipe n for explaining everything in detail.. keep up the good work.. well done 👍

    1. Thank u so much for your sweet words Nandini :) Do try other recipes too !

  23. Hi Chitra,
    I don't have corn flour and kasoori methi leaves. Any suggestions for substitutions? Can I shallow fry? Thanks!

    1. Please add more rice flour in place of corn flour and try it.Kasuri methi is optional.It adds flavor,tats it.You can try shallow frying.But do it patiently till it becomes crisp.


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