Baked cauliflower

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.

1/2 cauliflower
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

18 thoughts on “Baked cauliflower”

  1. Slurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp….Your baked Cauliflower looks is fabulous. Did you garnish it with cheese? What is the white garnish on top of the cauliflowers?

    BTW These big size pictures look very good. Did you get a new camera? Your picture quality is stunning past few posts.

  2. Asha, Is it similar to a Bengali dish? I didn’t know that. I am learning so much from you all. Thanks dear.

    Lakshmik, let me know if you try this.

    Manjula, the white garnishing is rava. Cheese was mentioned as an optional, but I am not comfortable in using cheese in any Indian food. Yeah, I have got a new camera and some new cutlery recently :). Thanks for the compliments about the pictures, I am still trying to get good pictures.

  3. It is mouthwatering. I had heard abt baked cauliflower but never searched or googled for the same. I will surely try for afternoon lunch tomm, as i have pur fresh cauliflower.Thanks for a neat starter. Also good to serve when guests invited at home.

    Nice cool colour added to Like the different look. I still like the first rust/maroon colour.

  4. Beautiful pictures Shilpa!

    I have recently come across a site, they had quite a collection of nice recipes. Check it out when you have time.

  5. Linda, yes they are baby cucumbers topped with salt and pepper. I have started to include them in my lunch. Let me know if your try this.

    Thanks Swapna, Coffee.

    Aruna, let me know how you liked it. I think you saw the blog when I was trying something with the template. It would take still some more time to complete that.

    Thanks Arjuna. I know MangaloreWorld. Baab(Dr Mallya) is doing a great job there. I am a regular visitor of that site. I have a link to it under linkroll.

  6. I made it at abt 7 pm perfect time for starters and it was delicious. It was cold outside and raining. Good to have with a cup of coffee. Thanks again for a wonderful recipe.

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