Feb 20, 2009

CAULIFLOWER AND PASTA BAKE

Small shell pasta ---- 1 cup
Olive oil ---- 1 tab sp + 1 tea sp
Salt to taste
Butter --- 1 tab sp
Wheat flour --- 1 tab sp
Milk ---- 1 cup
Garlic --- 1/2 tea sp finely chopped
Ground nutmeg --- 1/4 tea sp
Dry thyme --- 1/4 tea sp
Here you can use 1/4 cup Sharp cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, or even swiss cheese also 1/2 cup.
Dry red chilli flakes --- 1/2 tea sp
Cauliflower --- 1 cup cut in to bite size pieces
Red bell pepper --- 1/2 cup chopped
Sweet corn kernels --- 1/4 cup

METHOD:-----
Boil water in a sauce pan and add 1 tea sp olive oil and pasta to boiling water and cook till done and drain water and pour cold water and drain the cold water also and leave a side.
Cook cauliflower in salted water till it become tender drain water and keep a side.
Now heat 1 tab sp butter and 1 tab sp olive oil in a sause pan add chopped garlic and chopped red bell pepper and fry for few min.
Then add wheat flour mix well and add milk very slowely and whisk till mixture boils and thickens(now you can add cheese s if you are useing) and add salt to taste, nutmeg, thyme and stir till blended.
Now add cooked cauliflower, corn kernels, and cooked pasta check salt and add Dry red chili falkes mix well check the taste .
Now pour in to a baking dish,If you like sprinkle some grated cheese on top and bake uncoverd at 350 degrees c for 20 min. remove from the oven and leave for 10 min. and serve.
enjoy your meal.
Since I don't like cheese very much so I don't add cheese if you like cheese you can add.
In this recipe I used small shell pasta but you can use any small shape pasta.
This is my another entry for JFI- CAULIFLOWER at Paajaka event started by Indira of Mahanandi

11 comments:

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Lovely recipe!

Superchef said...

looks like an au gratin...very delicious!!

Cham said...

Wow, I love casserole dish and this one is perfect!

Jaishree said...

Looks yum & delicious!

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious... kalakunga...

sowmya said...

looks delicious..am craving for something cheesy like this now..

Ann said...

A very innovative idea..looks yummy

Rachel said...

love pastas and love it even more when it is baked. But cauliflower is something that I am yet to try with pasta..yours looks delicious enought for me to want to try :)

Priya said...

Lovely dish Rekha, gratin looks great:)

onno david said...

I love pasta bake. Your picture made me hungry! I can't wait to try it.

My Taste Heaven said...

I love this very much. Drooling for it .......!