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Monday, February 07, 2011

Cauliflower Casserole

(Firinda Karnabahar)

Cauliflower Casserole
Half of 1 small head of Cauliflower, stems leaves peeled off, florets separated
4 cups water with salt
1-2 green onions, cut in small pieces

1/2 cup plain Turkish yogurt
2 tbsp flour, all purpose
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


One hand full shredded Mozzarella cheese
Turkish red pepper (Paprika)
Cayenne pepper

Boil the florets for about 2 minutes in the water with salt in a medium sized pot. Drain and place them in an oven dish with the onion.

Whisk the all sauce ingredients in a small bowl, pour over the florets. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and red peppers on top.

Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the dish on the middle rack of the oven. Cook until the top is a light golden colour.



At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it must be a very yummy vegetable treat!it reminds me of makarna in the oven,cooked in the same sauce.:)greets

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, it is a very yummy dish:) Pasta in the Oven cooked with bechamel sauce + eggs, so the sauce that I use with this dish is not the bechamel sauce:)

At 2:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, will 2 minute time of cooking florets before baking be enough to cook them? Im going to make this dish,im so thrilled.greetings

At 11:51 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

The cooking time for cauliflower is not only 2 minutes. The cooking will go on cooking in the oven:)

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, I'm new to your website and to Turkish cooking. Have a Turkish dinner to go to this week and need to know where to purchase Turkish yogurt in Billings, MT.
Thank you,

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

You can use any kind of plain yogurt instead of Turkish yogurt. I would suggest you not to use low-fat yogurt.

At 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Binnur,
Thank you for your site and all your wonderful recipes. I have a question about the "Turkish red pepper, powder" in the Firinda Karnabahar -- is that Aleppo pepper powder? or is there some other specific pepper name I could look for?
Thanks so much!

At 8:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you Jean! Aleppo pepper has some heat. So paprika is just fine
for this recipe:)
Take care,


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