Pasta ( White Sauce) by Ashish Biswas

Pasts

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • Pasta (of your choice) 3 cups
  • Veg – Capsicum cubes (red and yellow) 1 cup, Broccoli ½ cup, Boiled sweet corn ½ cup
  • Olive oil 1 tsp, Butter 1tbsp, Plain flour (maida) 1 tbsp, 2 cups milk
  • Garlic (lehsun) finely chopped 1 tsp
  • Dry Herbs – Oregano 1 tsp, Thyme 1 tsp, Red chilli flakes (paprika) 1 tsp
  • Salt & Black Pepper (kali mirch)
  • Grated processed cheese 2 tbsp & some more to garnish

  

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1:

  • Cook pasta in plenty of water, drain and keep aside.. Do not over cook
  • Heat the olive/vegetable oil in a pan, add all veg and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes and keep aside.

Step 2:

  • Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan; add the chopped garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Add the plain flour and cook on a slow flame for a few seconds, while stirring continuously.
  • Add the milk gradually and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the sauce is thick, while stirring continuously.
  • Add the oregano, thyme, chili flakes, cheese, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  • Add the sauteed vegetables and pasta, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  • Serve immediately garnished with cheese.

Some of the commonly used pasta types:

  • Macaroni Pasta (looks like bend tubes)
  • Fusilli Pasta (cork screw shaped)
  • Rotini Pasta (Helix shaped)
  • Farfalle Pasta (Butterfly shaped)
  • Spaghetti (long thin strings)
  • Vermicelli (thicker strings)
  • Linguine (flat strips)
  • Penne (small tubes)
  • Sea shell shaped pasta
  • Lasagna (thin sheets) etc.

 

 

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