How to make Pasta in White Sauce - SK Khazana -

Creamy and flavourful – pasta is white sauce is a favourite with many

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Penne (पेने पास्ता ), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Pasta in White Sauce - SK Khazana

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pasta in White Sauce - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Penne boiled 3 cups

  • Milk 2 cups

  • Onion wedge 1

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Clove 1

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Processed cheese 30 grams

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Yellow squash cut into triangles 1/2 small

  • Broccoli blanched 10-12 florets

  • Cherry tomatoes halved 4-5

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Red chilli flakes 1/4 teaspoon

  • Thyme 2 sprigs

  • Oregano 1 stalk

  • Parsley sprig for garnish

  • Pesto toast for garnish

Method

Step 1

To make white sauce, pour milk into a deep non-stick sauce pan. Stud onion wedge and bay leaf with clove and add to the milk and let the mixture come to a boil. Discard the bay leaf, onion and cloves and take the pan off the heat. .

Step 2

Heat a wide and deep pan, add butter and when it melts add refined flour, mix and saute for 1 minute. Add the hot milk and mix continuously so that no lumps are formed. Cook till the mixture is smooth and thick.

Step 3

Add salt and white pepper powder and mix well. Grate processed cheese into the pan, mix well and cook till the cheese melts.

Step 4

Add nutmeg powder, mix well and take the pan off the heat.

Step 5

Heat olive oil in non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté till raw smells disappear.

Step 6

Add yellow squash, broccoli florets and cherry tomatoes, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add penne paste and toss well. Add salt and crushed black peppercorns and mix well.

Step 8

Add the white sauce, dried red chilli flakes, thyme and oregano and toss well. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 9

Transfer the paste onto a serving plate, garnish with parsley sprig, drizzle a little olive oil and serve hot with pesto toast.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.