Baked Cauliflower Capsicum Milk Rice Cheese & Inspiration Casserole

Thursday, November 13, 2008

...and so it was another evening, after a looooong workday. The temptation is strong to get a take away dinner from the Indian reastaurant at the mall, where they serve not so Indian food! Changed my mind... walked to the kitchen... opened the fridge... hmm ...hmmm...
cauliflower ...maybe,
leeks ...use them soon ....
cheese.... a little maybe ,
ready made thai red curry paste .......NAAAAH!
whats the main? gotto to use the rice..


Burner 1
Heat 2 tbs oil
throw in 3 sliced leeks
Burner 2
heat 2 tbs butter
add 2 tbs corn flour, (gotto to mix it well before it forms lumps!)
pour in milk (if measured it could be 4 tea cups)
keep stirring, stirring, on low flame.
Burner 1
Leeks are browned
Add 1/2 the giant cauliflower broken into large florets
Add salt
Generously add hot red chillie powder (we like rocket fuel)
Masalas? No No!!!
Maybe a spec of mixed herbs...just a spec.
Burner 2
Sauce is just beginning to thicken,
add salt, add pepper.
What else??
open the masala rack, cinnamon powder? ...hmm okay. Add a pinch.
Stir, Stir ....
Burner 1
Looks like cauli will take forever to cook...could burn
Hey ..throw in a sliced capsicum.
3 sliced Tomatoes too...
Shall I add water? NO!
Cover tightly with a lid, and turn flame to low
Burner 2
Smells heavenly ..
Add cheese
Add the 3 cups of cooked rice that was set aside in the morning for dinner
Mix well.
Switch off
Burner 1
Cauli has cooked ..yeah Switch off... comes hubby... "something smells terrific...."
Pick up the foil tray,
lightly coat with oil spray
Pour in the red hot chillie cauli-capsi
Pour over the milky white rice
Sprinkle pizza cheese
Sprinkle bread crumbs
will the bread crumb brown without oil? ...Spray a little oil on top.
Into the fan forced oven at 200 degrees.
Forget it for 1/2 hour WII golf with hubby...

Open the oven .... oh WOW ... Heaven!!!!


looks very yummy. can you pack and send it to me. all the best, appa

fantastic. can u parcel it to me. all the best, appa

Malar Gandhi said...

sure...heaven, it it! Lovely pic'. Btn...I have somehing for you in my blog...please trail back to me.

YOSEE said...

DROOOLING !Love anything baked with cheese.

Purnima said...

Dibs..after a looooooong working day u came up with this? - looks so delicious! Surely u must b in total loooveeee wt cooking! Loved the unique way of directions ...used burner 1, 2 ...good for budding in-when I was new to cooking used only one burner at a time :) Now all r in use at same time! :D Tks for mentioning abt cake flour Iyengar buns..was contemplating making those..frm Shilpa..wd wait for your post. Too good this casserole! Keep it up!!

Sharmila said...

I just love the way you write! :-)
And what a terrific dish! :-) Love the snaps too.

SriLekha said...

wow! that's delicious and a very new recipe for me!

join in the sweet event going in my blog!

Suma Rajesh said...

looks heavently...

Nazarina A said...

Is it not amazing what one can do with simple ingredients??You achieve the most heart warming dishes just like the one you made here!

Tara said...

Truly and Inspriation Casserole. CHeck out my site for my variation.
Many compliments from my dad, aunt and uncle! They could not stop talking about how nice a dinner it made.
Thanks for the INSPIRATION!

BrightStar said...

This was unique, the recipe and the writing :)

SG said...

How in the world do you manage to keep your figure after sampling all these delicacies ? Either you just cook for others or you have a metabolism that people only dare to dream of ! I think I would gain weight just reading the blog !!