White Sauce Pasta

INGREDIENTS

FOR BOILING PASTA:

  • 6 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cup pasta, elicoidali or penne

FOR SAUTEEING VEGETABLES:

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ½ carrot, chopped
  • ½ capsicum, chopped
  • 3 tbsp sweet corn
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
  • ½ tsp salt

FOR WHITE PASTA SAUCE:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp maida / plain flour
  • 2 cup milk
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp mixed herbs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cheese, for garnishing

INSTRUCTIONS

  • firstly, in a large kadai boil 6 cup water and 1 tsp salt.
  • once the water comes to a boil, add 2 cup pasta. i have used elicoidali pasta, you can alternatively use penne pasta.
  • boil for 7 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked al dente.
  • drain off the pasta and keep aside.
  • in a frying pan, heat 2 tbsp oil and saute 3 clove garlic.
  • add ½ onion, ½ carrot, ½ capsicum and 3 tbsp sweet corn.
  • saute for a minute or until vegetables shrink slightly yet remain crunchy.
  • further, add ½ tsp pepper and ½ tsp salt.
  • saute well until the spices are well combined. keep aside.
  • to prepare white sauce for pasta, heat 2 tbsp butter.
  • add 3 tbsp maida and saute on low flame.
  • saute until the maida turns aromatic yet do not change its colour.
  • now add 1 cup milk and mix well.
  • mix until the sauce thickens without forming any lumps.
  • further, add 1 more cup of milk and continue to stir continuously.
  • mix continuously, until the sauce thickens. if required using a whisk break the lumps.
  • cook until the sauce turns silk smooth and creamy texture.
  • now add ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp chilli flakes, ½ tsp mixed herbs and ½ tsp salt.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • add in sauted vegetables and combine well.
  • now add in boiled pasta and mix gently.
  • add 2 tbsp of boiled pasta water if the sauce thickens.
  • mix gently making sure everything is well combined.
  • finally, just before serving white sauce pasta, garnish with grated cheese
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