I always wanted to learn white sauce. I thought it was some complicated dish which required some unknown inaccessible ingredients and was meant to be prepared by the Gods of the kitchen. Then yesterday my friend AD asked me how to prepare white sauce and that launched a couple of hours of R&D. Surprisingly, the recipe was very simple.
I was still skeptical of preparing it but took on the dare praying for it to come out well and comforting my heart at the same time by saying that if it didn’t turn out well, I could always go back to my regular ways of making pasta. A little bit of waste in the name of learning something new should not be taken badly. So I gave it a try and it came out surprisingly well. It tasted so good….so heavenly. Thanks God.
1 tsp unsalted butter
1 tsp all purpose flour (maida)
1 cup milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper (or white pepper)
1 cube of cheese (approx 2 tbsp grated cheese)
Heat butter in a pan and add flour. Cook for a while but do not let the flour brown. Take off the gas and add the milk. Mix properly and simmer for 2-3 mins. Add salt, pepper and cheese. The sauce will thicken slightly. Take off flame and pour over pasta.
Spread white sauce over a medley of vegetables, top with grated cheese and bake it till cheese turns golden.
Saute a few veggies, mix with white sauce without the cheese for a healthy snack.