When I just realised that we have a week old cauliflower and potatoes in the pantry I wanted to cook curry. But what to do when my children do not take spicy food? That calls for aloo gobi for the adults but gratin for the children using the same core ingredients.
1 (3-pound) head cauliflower, cut into large florets
4 potatoes, cut into slices
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, divided
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk/evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated Mozarella
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup macaroni
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, cauliflower florets and potatoes and cook on a medium heat for 7 minutes. Drain.
Blanch macaroni until al dente. Drain.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter, add flour, milk and whisk to combine until no lumps remain.
Remove pan from the heat. Whisk in the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt, pepper, 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
Transfer cooked macaroni, cauliflower and potatoes into the 8 by 11 inches baking dish. Cover with a white sauce and carefully mix to combine the ingredients.
Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoon of melted butter and sprinkle mozarella on top.
Air fry at 180C for 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.