Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan. Take a small ovenproof dish and brush the inside with oil.
Put the milk, creme fraiche, coriander, cumin, bay leaf, garlic and ground turmeric in a saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Bring just to the boil, then add the drained potato, followed by the cauliflower (including all the little bits that have come loose – note that the cauliflower will just break the surface, this is fine) and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are just tender.
Transfer everything into the prepared dish, holding back half of the liquid (you want to be able to clearly see the potato and cauliflower). Top with salt, black pepper and chilli flakes and place in the oven for 25 minutes.
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300g smooth potatoes (such as Desiree), washed and thinly sliced into pieces no thicker than 5mm (then placed in a bowl of cold water to prevent them from browning)
200g cauliflower, trimmed into florets and sliced into pieces slightly thicker than potato
150 ml milk (whole or semi skimmed)
100ml half fat (full fat) crème fraiche
1tsp groundnut oil (or another flavourless oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1 bay leaf
1tsp ground turmeric
1tsp coriander seeds, lightly crushed with a pestle and mortar
1tsp cumin seeds, lightly crushed with a pestle and mortar
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
pinch chilli flakes