Feb 14, 2011

Cauliflower Cheese

To day is the 6th day of Blogging Marathon. I am really enjoying this event which is started By Srivalli.Srivalli is one of my good friends in blogging world.I take part in almost every event which she conducts at her site.I just loved her Mela event and ICC and now this blogging Marathon.this Marathon gave me some more good friends and more knowledge about blogging.About valli I don't met her personally but through bloging only I know her,Such a nice lady and good friend,I am very glad to have a fellow blogger friend like her.Thank you so much Valli for all these events as I am enjoying this Marathon too.Let's check what our fellow bloggers are cooking to day
Srivalli,
Azeema, Bhagi, Champa, Gayathri Anand, Gayathri Kumar, Harini, Jay, Kamalika, Meena, Mina, Padma, PJ, Priya Mahadevan, Priya Suresh, Priya Vasu, Rujuta, Santosh, Saraswathi, Savitha, Shanavi, Smitha, Sowmya, Suma, Usha, Veena

And to day I finished 500 recipes in my blog I am very happy for that . This is all because of my readers,blogger friends. thanks to all of you for encouraging me to reach this mile stone.A big thanks to my husbend who gave me a fantastic support and tasted my food.

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Cauliflower cheese is a traditional British recipe which is served as a main dish, but also can served as a side dish some times.small cauliflower pices in a creamy sauce top with crispy cheese and bread crumb topping it tastes amazing right from the oven.Now a days it is served with pasta and other ingredients as a main dish but traditionaly cauliflower cheese is served as a side dish with roasted meat for lunch or dinner.I served it with Yorkshire Pudding let's check how I made this creamy cauliflower cheese...



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INGREDIENTS:--

Cauliflower --- 1 big cut in to small florets
Milk ---- 300 ml
Cheddar cheese --- 110 g
Plain flour -- 3 tab sp
Butter -- 50 g
Fresh bread crumbs -- 25 g
English Mustard -- 1/2 tea sp
Nutmeg -- a pinch
Salt --- 1/2 tea sp or according to your taste(becarefull there will be salt in cheese so keep in mind that and add salt.)
Pepper powder --- 1 tea sp freshly ground.



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METHOD:--

1.Add cauliflower florets to boiling water with little salt and boil for 10 minutes or thill tender,make sure that cauliflower shouln't become mashey. Drain water and leave a side.
2.Heat butter in a sauce pan add flour and fry till nice aroma comes out, make sure your flour shoud'nt change the color that should be in white color only.
3. Add milk to the flour and butter mixture,stirr continuously till the sauce thickens.
4. Keep the heat very low and add 1/4 of the cheese, mustard,nutmeg,salt and pepper stirr well ans cook for another one more minute.
5.Spread cauliflower florets in a baking dish and pour the white sauce over the cauliflower.
6. Mix the remaining cheese and bread crumbs,Here I want to tell some thing I didn't add cheese in bread crumbs because already there is lot of cheese in the sauce so I just sprinkle a tab sp of cheese on the top of bread crumbs.But if you like a perfect cauliflour chees then mix bread and cheese as per the recipe.
7.Place the cauliflour cheese pan under a hot grill till it turns in to golde brown.
8.Remove from the oven and serve immediately.It taste great when it is hot only.
This is my one more entry for A.W.E.D - BRITISH at Reva s Kaarasaaram event by DK
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23 comments:

Harini said...

looks very cheesy !

Smitha said...

delicious dish...looks pretty good!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com

Priya said...

Congrats on ur 500th post Padma, keep rocking dear..Wishing u more beautiful things in this blogsphere..

Cauliflower cheese makes me hungry..both yorkshire pudding and cauliflower cheese looks absolutely delicious...

savitha ramesh said...

very creamy cheese cauliflower.love it

Shanavi said...

So creamy and chessy , n ofcourse my fav in there..a delight for me

Santosh Bangar said...

crem and cheesy very new dish and tempying

Mina Joshi said...

I love cauliflower cheese!

Gayathri Kumar said...

Wow! Cauliflower cheese looks so so tasty..

Smitha said...

hey I forgot to wish U...congrats on 500th...wishing u many more!
Smitha
http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

Padma said...

Congrats on your 500th post Padma... wishes to post many more.

Usha said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! Delicious cheesy cauliflower

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My kid would love this a lot,sounds so so yummy!

Cham said...

Wow I love the cheesy look of this dish!

sowmya's creative saga said...

chessy and yummy

LG said...

cheesy and yummy. Looks perfect :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious combination

Prathibha said...

congrats on ur 500th post.....looks super yummy n cheesy..

Anu said...

It looks so yummy..loved it

PJ said...

Congrats on your 500th post:).This cauliflower cheese looks so delicious..yummy yum

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks so good. Congrats on your 500th post. Way to go.

Minu said...

Yummy. What have you served it on - Tarts?

Srivalli said...

Padma, you are very kind. It has been my pleasure too having such wonderful friends like you who support me in all my events. So I must thank you for all that...

Congrats on your milestone, wishes for many more awesome creations. Needless to say your cauliflower cheese is so good..

Sapthanaa Balachander (Alias) Abilashini said...

wow.. i was searching for this recipe for long.,. thanks for sharing!!