Key Takeaways:

Shobha's cheesy, delicious recipe is packed full of vitamins and nutrients.

Cooking time 

30 – 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 small cauliflower

Spinach / green sauce :

2 tablespoon butter 

1 bunch spinach, roughly chopped

1 big or 2 small onions  

5/6 garlic cloves (optional) 

1 inch ginger 

2 green chillies ( optional ) 

2 tablespoon flour 

½ cup cilantro leaves 

¼ teaspoon salt 

¼ teaspoon pepper or red chili powder  

Cheese sauce:

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour 

½ liter milk

¾ cup cheese

1 pinch of salt 

¼ teaspoon pepper 

Garnishing: 

½ cup green peas, boiled 

½ cup sauteed mushrooms 

1 tomato 

Directions:  

There are three preparations in total. We have to boil cauliflower, prepare two sauces, and assemble them. 

Cauliflower :

Boil in salted water fully covered for about 8-10 minutes till the cauliflower is soft but not breaking.  Pour into the colander and leave to drain.

Green / spinach sauce: 

1. Wash spinach and cilantro leaves well. 

2. Heat butter in a pan, add flour, and mix till smooth. Fry for about a minute on medium heat.

3. Add chopped spinach, onions, ginger, garlic, and cook on medium heat till mixture is half dry (about 5 minutes.)

4. Let it cool for 10 minutes. 

5. Add cilantro and grind to a paste. 

6. Add salt/pepper to taste. 

Cheese sauce: 

1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; whisk flour into butter until smooth. 

2. Pour milk into the butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to combine.

3. Cook and stir until mixture thickens (about 3 minutes.)

4. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts (about 2 minutes.)

5. Then add salt and pepper.

Assembling/plating: 

1. Place the  boiled, drained, unbroken whole cauliflower upside down into a dish.

2. Fill the inside of cauliflower with cheese sauce.

3. Then turn over and cover with cheese sauce totally. 

4. Pour green sauce all around the cauliflower.

5. Decorate with peas/mushrooms and tomato slices to brighten up.  

6. It can be eaten cold or heated in a microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. 

7. Serve with roti, paratha or bread (optional)

Recipe notes 

Mushrooms and peas are optional. You can also decorate with any of these:

1. French fries

2. Fried paneer pieces

3. Mashed potatoes

4. Olives 

5. Grated cheese 

Or whatever takes your fancy or family preference! 

Nov 30, 2022
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