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Aug 9, 2011

Baked Cauliflower and Cheese

Baked Cauliflower and Cheese
I like cauliflower in all form like fried,baked,roasted...Specially this one....I fell in love with this dish from the time I made this dish and now I make this more often...The cauliflower in this recipe is very creamy inside and crispy outside..The addition of breadcrumbs make it more crispy and yummy...The sauce with I used is basic béchamel sauce...If you want to avoid butter in the sauce you could use olive oil or any oil in this..I hope you all will give this dish a try and let me know what you think...
Ingrediants:

Cauliflower-2 cups cut into florets
Milk-1 cup or as needed
Flour-2 tblspn
Butter-2 tblspn
Cheese-3 tblspn
Breadcrumbs-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat the oven to 200°C(400°F)..

Blanch Cauliflower in salted water for 5 mins or till it is fork tender...Drain this and set aside.

Heat butter in a sauce pan...add in flour and cook for 2-3 mins on a slow flame till the flour gets cooked.

Pour in the milk slowly and mix till sauce gets smooth consistency.

Cook this for some more minutes till the sauce gets thickened.

Add in cheese and mix well.Season this with salt and pepper and mix well....Set this sauce aside for a moment.

Now take the cauliflower in a baking pan and pour the prepared sauce over this...make sure that every florets is covered with the sauce.

Sprinkle with cheese and breadcrumbs...Bake this in the oven for 30-35 mins or till this gets golden on top..

Serve warm..

Pictorial:

Grab your ingrediants

Cook cauliflower till tender


Melt butter in a saucepan

add flour and mix well

cook it for few minutes

slowly add milk in this...

let it come to a boil..

cook it till it thickens

add cheese...

season with salt and pepper..

All done...
Arrange califlower in baking dish

Pour the sauce over this

sprinkle with cheese and breadcrumbs

bake it till golden..
Can you see the crispness

Serve

28 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmmmmm I love cauliflower cheese. Diane

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so cheesey and yummmy ....

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips

this is my lil one's fav :)

DD said... Best Blogger Tips

hello arthi, this looks wonderful. My first fav vegge is cauliflower. I love mild masala with it. this dish is perfect for me. But i love adding little garlic in it....what do you say?

Madhavi said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW love it..yummyyyy cauliflower

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Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

CREAMY CRISPY TEMPTING CAULIFLOWER

são33 said... Best Blogger Tips

UMA SUGESTÃO DELICIOSA PARA COMER COUVE -FLOR...ADOREI.
BJS

LA COCINERA DE BETULO said... Best Blogger Tips

La coliflor me gusta, pero cualquier plato que lleve queso es mucho mejor.
Besos.

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and cheesy...nice to try with kids...they will sure like it!

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schmetterlingwords said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.... It looks irresistible. Cauliflower and cheese is a super delicious combination indeed :)

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

Very beautiful dish and your photos are wonderful too. Your bechamel became a "sauce mornay" when you added the cheese. This cauliflower is a great classic.
Thank You.

Hovkonditorn said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a great dish!

Nithya said... Best Blogger Tips

Something new to me. But looks damn delicious :)

laurie said... Best Blogger Tips

That sauce looks so rich and creamy!

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@DD addition of Garlic in this sounds good...Will add it when i make this next time..

Thankyou all for your lovely comments

thekitchenaffaire said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so creamy and yummy :)

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

Recipe sounds too too good,this would be a double treat for my kid as he loves cauliflower very much!

Babli said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks crispy, crunchy, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

My family will love this one. Must try!

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Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

hv tried with all veggies n with cauliflower its so perfect n yummy its a complete meal ny itself..

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

wow interesting idea....looks very tempting

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy Aarthi.

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AGne said... Best Blogger Tips

Its looks yummy. Must try.Thanks

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great way to eat your veggies!

Cooking Creation said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmm! This looks so good! I've done something similar with broccoli but it sounds wonderful with the cauliflower!

Pretend Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks so delicious. That sauce is a perfect pairing for the cauliflower. I know my family would love this. I would use my spicy garlic olive oil for this. Yummy!

JamieAnne of A Dash of Domestic said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks wonderful!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Best Blogger Tips

I always love your step by step pics as they make me want the dish even more after seeing all those wonderful pictures.

Love your dish, superb.