Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Creamy Cheesey Pasta in White sauce



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Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time      20 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients :


Ready to cook whole wheat pasta    2
 cups 
Salt                                                         2 teaspoon
Water to cook pasta

Long and thinly cut vegetables : 

Carrots                                              1/4 cup
Green capsicum                              1/4 cup
Red capsicum                                  1/4 cup
Baby corn                                          1/4 cup

Broccoli  florets                               1/4 cup
Sweet corns                                     1 cup

Corn flour                                         2 tablespoon 
Milk                                                   2 cups 
Butter                                                3 tablespoon 
Finely chopped garlic                     1 teaspoon
Oregano                                            1/2 teaspoon


Dry basil leaves                               1/2 teaspoon
Black pepper powder                      1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli flakes                                1 teaspoon
Grated cheese                                  2 tablespoon
Groundnut oil                                    1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

Preparation

  • In a thick bottomed kadai or cooker boil 2 liters of water and add the raw pasta and salt to the boiling water. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes till the pasta turn firm yet soft.
  • Drain the excess water and set aside.
  • In a thick bottomed kadai add 1 tablespoon oil and add all the veggies and a little salt and saute for 4-5 minutes. See that they are lightly fried and retain their colour and crunchiness. Then transfer them to a bowl.
  • Heat 3 tablespoon butter in the kadai, add finely chopped garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Add the corn flour and continue to stir for 2 minutes.
  • Then add milk little by little stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed. Continue to stir till the sauce thickens. If you feel that it has become very thick, you can add more milk. Remember though that even though you are adding very little corn flour it thickens very fast so depending upon your requirement add or reduce the quantity of corn flour.
  • Now add oregano, pepper powder, basil leaves,chilli flakes and salt and mix well.
  • After checking the consistency of the sauce add sauteed veggies and cooked pasta and stir well.
  • Again check the consistency and add a little milk if you prefer.
  • Serve hot garnishing with grated cheese.