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Monday, April 16, 2012

Creamy Pasta in white sauce

A few weeks back, the little girl went to a friend's birthday party and came back raving about the W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L creamy pasta that she ate there. The only help I got from her in helping me to figure out what made it so wonderful is that it was creamy and non spicy and that she loved it. Not one to miss out on a opportunity to feed her something that she likes, I too decided that I would make pasta for dinner.

What you need:
Pasta - any kind - 2 cups, cooked as per package instructions. (I used macaroni as the little girl is partial to it)
Mixed vegetables - of your choice - chopped into thin, long pieces and cooked. (I used carrots and beans, though the usual choices are broccoli and bell pepper)
Garlic - a few cloves
Celery - some, finely chopped
For the sauce:
Butter - 4 tsp
All purpose flour - 4 tsp
Milk - 1/2 litre - approx 3 cups
Onion - chopped fine
Black peppercorns - 5 or 6
Cloves - 5
Bay leaf - a small piece

To make sauce:

Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the flour to it and stir over a low flame to make a smooth paste. The colour of the flour should not change. Remove from heat and set aside.
Heat milk in a thick bottomed pan. Add half the chopped onion to it along with peppercorns, cloves, garlic and bay leaf. When the milk boils, add the flour paste to it. Whisk over a low flame. When the mixture thickens, remove from heat and strain.

Assembling the pasta:
Heat some butter in a pan. Saute the finely chopped onion, garlic and the cooked vegetables. Add the cooked pasta, pasta sauce and salt as required. Heat till the pasta is well coated with the sauce.
Garnish with finely chopped celery/parsley.
Serve hot with some crushed pepper sprinkled on top.

This is my first post for the Blogging Marathon under the theme "Cooking by the Alphabet".
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#15

27 comments:

PJ said...

We love pasta and this one will surely be featured on our table one of these days...

Chef Mireille said...

when you started the post, I thought your theme was cooking Italian in Indian way...anyway it sounds like you did an Alfredo Sauce, without the cheese

DivyaGCP said...

Now days am looking for different ways to make pasta. Love your pasta. Its so creamy and very tempting. Bookmarking this recipe.

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rekhas kitchen said...

That looks realy creamy nice one.

Anu said...

Best for kids parties.

Vimitha Anand said...

Creamy and yummy pasta.. Looks so invitng

vaishali sabnani said...

Pasta looks really creamy..delicious..n adding veggies is a grt option.

Preeti Garg said...

awesome pasta...

Preeti Garg said...

awesome pasta

Usha said...

Pasta looks creamy and delicious! I could have a bowl of that for lunch right.

Srivalli said...

Seriously kids always raves about the food they eat at their friends place!..pasta sounds good..glad you have again Jay!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

I agree with Valli. kids always like food at their friend's place..love the pasta here!

ANU said...

yum yum...nice sauce!

Jayanthi said...

Love this creamy pasta ...my kids would rave about it if they see them. Nice one!!!

R said...

looks creamy and delicious!

Jayasri Ravi said...

Pasta with creamy sauce is superb that is my second daughter's favourite after school snack!!

Kalyani said...

yummy ! I guess all our experiments in our kitchen is a by product of kids comparing notes post a birthday party or get together.. happens soo many times at home !! he he !


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The Pumpkin Farm said...

just the right amount of sauce as it may need

Rasi said...

This is how i do it too & love it!

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Gayathri Kumar said...

Pasta looks so creamy and delicious...

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks very tempting :)

Priya dharshini said...

Luvly pasta...hope ur kid enjoyed it..

Priya said...

Yummy, my daughter's fav, she can have this kind of dish everyday..

Archana Vivek said...

Nice one. I am not a big fan of white sauce. But V and lil one both like. Nice to know T loved it

vidhas said...

Yummy creamy pasta. My kids favourite.

Rajani S said...

The pasta looks good!

Suma Gandlur said...

A favorite of kids for sure.