Cauliflower is a universal vegetable used in many dishes, in many forms. It is one of my favorite vegetables. Whenever I ask my husband to buy veggies, he always picks up a cauliflower. I use it to make pickle, rava fry, in sambars, in pulavs and in every other way I could. So when I saw an article with all cauliflower recipes in a Kannada weekly, I was hooked to it. I had to try everything in that article.
The ingredients in this baked cauliflower recipe were very simple, but one look at the ingredients and you can guess it is a tasty dish. I baked it during my lunch break, so I didn?t allow it to bake completely till the outer layer is browned. So you can bake it for longer time for better results. It was delicious. I served it as a side dish with rice and daal. But this can also be served as a starter.
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 and 1/2 tea spn gnger-garlic paste
3/4 tea spn chili powder
2 tea spn all purpose flour/maida
1 cup thick tomato juice or 1 and 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1 tea spn butter
1/2 cup cream
1 cup bread crumbs
I used wheat rava/sooji instead of bread crumbs. I didn’t add cream.
Remove the leaves and hard stems of cauliflower, but take care not to break it into pieces. Heat water, add some salt, cauliflower and cook till it is half done. Take it out and pat dry.
Heat butter and add ginger-garlic paste, onion till the onion turn slightly brownish. Add tomato/tomato sauce, salt and cook till oil separates, Add flour, cream, chili powder. Grind to a thick paste(grinding is optional). Apply this paste to cauliflower. Leave for around 30mins. Roll it into bread crumbs/sooji.
Preheat the oven at 350F for around 10mins. Take the cauliflower in a greased baking dish and bake at 350F for around 20-30mins.
Cut into pieces while serving.
Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 45mins