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Friday, December 31, 2021

Quick and easy pasta with béchamel(white) sauce!

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Pasta with béchamel(white) sauce

    Happy new year friends! To celebrate, I will be sharing one of my favorite pasta recipes, Pasta with White Sauce! Originally from France, a mother sauce of the french cuisine, white sauce is widely enjoyed around the world. This easy pasta is a lovely meal whether eaten at lunchtime or dinnertime.  After all, good food brings people together!
So, What are you waiting for? Let's get started!

Pasta, Pasta water, All-Purpose Flour, Oregano, and salt not included in this photo


Pasta- We use about 2 cups of organic Garofalo pasta in the recipe.

All-Purpose Flour- Flour stabilizes the sauce and thickens the sauce as well. We use a very small amount in this recipe.

Garlic- Garlic makes the sauce authentic. Mince( finely chop) one clove of garlic for the sauce.

Butter- Butter fries the garlic so it can get it's ultimate taste and you don't have to eat raw garlic.

Milk- Milk is one of the original ingredients in béchamel sauce, and is vital to the sauce as well. We use about 1/2 cup milk in our white sauce.

Cheese- adjust based on preference, I used about 2-3 tablespoons of cheese.

Pasta water- We use drained pasta water to thin the sauce. It also adds flavor. Adjust the pasta water to preference.

Black pepper cloves- Freshly grind about 1/2 teaspoon black pepper cloves to use in the sauce. Adjust pepper based on preference.

Oregano(optional)- Pasta always needs a touch of oregano!

Salt- Adjust salt to taste.

Pasta with Bechamel(white)sauce!

Quick and tasty pasta- perfect for any cook, whether you are a beginner or a pro!

Cuisine: Italian     Prep time: 15 minutes  Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes  Serves- 2-3 servings/ people



About 2 cups of organic Garofalo pasta
Enough water to boil

About 1 tablespoon of butter
About 1-2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1 clove of garlic; minced
About 1/2 cup of milk(Adjust based on preference)
About 2-3 tablespoons of cheese( Adjust based on taste)
Enough pasta water to thin the sauce( Adjust based on preference)
About 1/8 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
Adjust salt and oregano to taste

For pasta-

1. Fill a pot with enough water to boil them down evenly. Let the water boil.
2. When water comes to slight boil, add salt for flavor.
3. When rapidly boiling, dump the pasta into the boiling water. Cook for about 7-9 minutes till al-dente.
4. Drain pasta. Save some pasta water for the sauce.

For sauce-

5. Heat up a pan, and fry the garlic in butter until the raw smell is gone and it is fried well.
6. Add the flour and mix until the mixture reaches a sandy consistency.
7. Based on preference, use milk and water accordingly.
8. Mix well to reach a sauce consistency. Adjust the sauce based on your preference.
9. Add in the pasta. Mix the pasta and the sauce.
(Note- If you do not want the pasta to observe all the sauce quickly, toss pasta in olive oil before adding it into the sauce.)
10. Add in the cheese and mix.
11. Add all the seasonings( salt, black pepper, and oregano) and mix well. Taste and adjust based on preference. ( Note- Make sure not to add too much black pepper as it will alter the taste completely to an unlikable flavor.)
12. Serve hot and enjoy!



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Indian Style Chickpea Water Gravy Recipe | Bassaru Recipe | Karnataka Specials

   Bassaru - is an Indian style chickpea cooked water gravy also called rasam.This is being prepared/cooked in especially northern parts of  Karnataka as an accompaniment for ragi mudde and also for idli or plain rice.Famous combination for this recipe is palya.Palya is nothing but a dry curry/sundal with the lentil which we used to get the water from. So we are not wasting anything and also getting all the nutrition from the lentil.
bassarru recipe1

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Indian Style Rava Toast Recipe | Bread Recipes

       Rava toast one of the quickest snack /breakfast you can make at home for kids/adults.Eating plain toast every day can be boring sometimes.Also, this can be helpful at times when you don't have anything to cook, but you want something spicy and Indian. You can make your snack/breakfast in a jiffy and satisfy your hunger.
rava toast recipe1

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Puffed Rice Upma Recipe | Uggani Recipe

       Puffed Rice Upma  a filling and yummy breakfast of north Karnataka. 'Pori' we call in Tamil is made by puffing the rice in steam over a sand filled oven. It is considered to be healthy with iron content. This can be  a snack as is while they are crunchy along with roasted gram,roasted coconut,some sweet candies and sure is healthy and filling  for kids and adults.Even I make kara pori and pori urundai with mandakki(called in north karnataka and andhra).
puffed rice upma1

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sweet Ragi Malt Recipe | Finger Millet Porridge With Instant Powder

        Ragi malt is a nutritious drink prepared with gluten free finger millet. Flour is prepared by Washing,soaking,cleaning,drying keppai for a day or two then, ground in mills to a fine powder along with some nuts and some spice like cardamom.This is easily digestible than the whole grain  because it is in powder form. People living abroad has no benefits of this finely home prepared powders and has to rely on the products they get in local Indian markets/shop.Use whichever type is accessible to you.
ragi malt recipe
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