Disclaimer: This post contains a recipe highlighting a different country or culture. While I strive for authenticity, I sometimes need to make adjustments to recipes due to ingredient availability.
This week, Sunday Funday was invited to make recipes to celebrate Diwali.
I don’t know a lot about Diwali food customs, but from what I’ve read, recipes are largely vegetarian. I decided to make Gobi (cauliflower) 65.
This dish is often deep fried but I found a baked recipe for the same. I admit, I was slightly underwhelmed. The flavor profile was great, but I didn’t achieve the crispiness I was hoping for.
In this recipe, the cauliflower was parboiled and then seasoned and baked. I think I would have had better results if I had skipped the boil step. I will have to give it a try next time because the flavors were amazing and I loved stirring in onion and pepper to the mix!
- Easy Rabdi with Evaporated milk from Cook with Renu
- Date & Walnut Rolls from Sneha’s Recipe
- Kheer from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Gobi Manchurian from Palatable Pastime
- Chickpea & Sweet Potato Curry from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Baked Gobi 65 from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
- Two Homemade Breads for Diwali: Pita and Naan from Culinary Cam
Baked Gobi 65
Adapted from Swasthi’s Recipes
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
Salt, to taste
2-3 tablespoons flour
1 small onion, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the salt and cauliflower to the pot and boil for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together the seasoning ingredients.
Drain the cauliflower and stir seasoning mixture in until well coated.
Pour the cauliflower onto a baking sheet lined with foil or a silicon mat. Sprinkle with flour and stir until coated. Add the peppers and onions.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables begin to crisp. Serve hot.