Indian Style Cauliflower Cheese with Spicy Tomato Chutney

5/5 from 5 Customers

Cauliflower cheese is the ultimate comfort food and here we’re giving it a Bengali twist using the favourite spice blend of the region known as panch phoran

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Cauliflower cheese is the ultimate comfort food and here we’re giving it a Bengali twist using the favourite spice blend of the region known as panch phoran - a nutty blend of five different types of seed. It’s fairly mildly spiced but alongside it is a fiery tomato chutney that packs a bit of a punch! The only question is whether to serve it with a pile of plain basmati rice, a homely jacket potato or a stack of buttered naans.

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15 minutes

50 minutes



Serves 4


Medium Effort

Main Ingredient




Veggie Friendly

Taste Profile

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Chutney Spices: coriander, cumin, chilli, ginger, garlic, onion, fenugreek, cloves, green cardamon
Sauce Ground Spices: yellow MUSTARD, black pepper, turmeric, coriander, cumin, chilli
Panch Phoran: cumin, brown MUSTARD, nigella, fenugreek, yellow MUSTARD, fennel

May contain traces of celery and sesame
Allergens are listed in CAPITALS

  • 1 large cauliflower or 2 smaller ones
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 450ml milk (full fat is best)
  • 40g butter
  • 150g cheddar cheese
  • 40g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (white wine or cider vinegar is best)
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • Rice, jacket potatoes or naans to serve
  • Baking tray
  • Medium saucepan x 2

Product Rating (5):


I've just made this for the family. This is serious Sunday Night Comfort Food. One of the comments was that "this is the best cauliflower cheese that I've ever had" - the person that said that has eaten A LOT of cauliflower cheese! Absolutely amazing. Will make those winter evenings utterly delicious. Brilliant with a baked potato.

Wow, thank you for your great feedback! It's great to hear that this was thoroughly enjoyed- thanks for sharing and happy spicing!


This is cauliflower cheese is sooooooo good! The perfect amount of spice. My spice-loving, French, non-vegetarian husband insisted on having it for a main course and wouldn't even wait for me to make rice or naan. `The spicy tomato chutney is a keeper too. This will be a staple in our house.

Glad you enjoyed it- this looks delicious and has made us hungry here at Spicery HQ! Thanks for sharing and happy spicing!


Really easy to make and very tasty. I served it along side other curry dishes, as a main for the vegetarians and everyone enjoyed it. It would go well with a roast dinner too. The relish is beautifully tangy, spicy but not hot - I'm a wimp when it comes to hot spices but this was just perfect. Loved it.

Yum, this is a favourite at Spicery HQ too!


Very yellow but very tasty. The chutney is so full of flavour I will be making it again when I have a curry to dip poppadoms in. It was the best part.

Yum- everything looks so vibrant and delicious, the ultimate comfort food taken to a new level!


Great indian twist on the classic cauliflower cheese with subtle spices in the cheese sauce with a punchy, spicy tomato chutney. Yum! Highly recommended.

YUM this looks seriously scrummy- thanks for sharing and happy spicing!

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