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Cauliflower and Peas in Cheese Sauce
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Cauliflower in Cheese Sauce

I came across this sauce in a cook book and knew it will be loved at home.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Brunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: British/English
Servings: 4
Author: ArchanaPotdar

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Cauliflower cut into florets

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cups Maida/APF (I used whole wheat flour)
  • 1 1/4 Cups Milk
  • 115 Grams Cheese grated, I used Amul Processed cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Kali mirich/ Black pepper ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chilli powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash the cauliflower and put in a thick kadhai/wok. Cook on low flame till the cauliflower is tender. Transfer the florets to an ovenproof dish.

To make the sauce:

  • Though the traditional method is melting the butter and then stirring the flour I prefer to stir the butter in the flour then gently cook it, stirring constantly about 1 minute. The flour should not brown.
  • Then I cool the pan fully and then gradually stir in the milk breaking all the lumps.
  • Cook again on low heat, stirring, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil simmer gently for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in three-quarters of the cheese and season (add the chilli powder here if using).
  • Spoon the sauce over the boiled cauliflower.
  • Add the rest of the cheese on top.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes:

  • You can also grill it before serving.