Basic white sauce is called as bechemel sauce and it has many other different variations.In the recipe, I have stated the method I follow for making this one. Though cheese is only optional, I love the taste of it. I generally use it for pasta. But it can be used on lasagne and boiled vegetables especially works great with boiled cauliflower. Check out the recipes in Creative saga where I have used white sauce.
1. pasta using white sauce
2. Baked vegetables
See notes below for variation.
Recipe source- Tarla dalal's cook book
Plain flour/maida- 1tbsp
Milk- 2 teacups
Salt as required
White Pepper as required
Grated cheese- 4-5 tbsps (optional)
Melt butter in a pan.
Notes - The ingredients mentioned above is for thin pouring sauce. For thick coating sauce to be used in casserole dishes, use 2tbsp of butter , 2tbsp flour and 2 teacups milk.