Spicy Cauliflower with Tzatziki (Yogurt Sauce)

We Indians love our gobi / cauliflower, especially in North India. But our Gobi Manchurian is a favorite all across the country. While cauliflower tastes great when deep fried, it actually tastes equally awesome when baked. I’d never eaten baked cauliflower, but this recipe called out to me. So easy to make and also, so quickly it disappears.

The original recipe I looked up is from here.

I modified it with the spices I had available. The fragrant Indian spices go very well with the versatile cauliflower.

Tzatziki is a Greek yogurt dipping sauce. The coolness of the sauce complements the spiciness of the cauliflower. 

Spicy Cauliflower with Tzatziki (Yogurt Sauce)

Cauliflower marinated with spices and roasted in the oven. Served with a cucumber and yogurt sauce.

Recipe Type:  Snacks
Cuisine:          Indian / Greek
Prep Time:     15 minutes
Cook time:     40 minutes
Yield:              4-5 Servings


Spicy Cauliflower:

1/2 head Cauliflower
1 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1 Tbsp Kasuri Methi
6-8 Curry leaves
3 Tbsp Olive oil
3-4 cloves Garlic
Salt to taste


2 Tbsp Yogurt / Thick curd
1/2 Cucumber
3-4 cloves Garlic
1 tsp Olive oil
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Salt to taste


Spicy Cauliflower:

  • Wash and dry the cauliflower head and cut it into bite sized pieces
  • Mix all the spices, crushed garlic, salt and olive oil in a large bowl
  • Add the cauliflower and mix well, let the spice mixture coat the cauliflower
  • Preheat the oven to 220 degree celsius
  • Bake for around 20-25 mins until the cauliflower is crispy
  • Serve hot with tzatziki


  • Peel and chop the cucumber into rough pieces
  • Blend all the ingredients until it is fine
  • Serve this dip with the cauliflower or bread or chips

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