How to make white sauce?(Step by step pictures)

     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

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How to make white sauce?(Step by step pictures) Yum
  1. Melt butter in a pan.
Recipe Notes

Add the flour.Mix well. Keep stirring for a few minutes without browning it. (the floury smell should disappear)

  Switch off the flame. Add milk slowly, mixing the flour simultaneously. No lumps should be formed. It should be uniform suspension.

        Now add the cheese , salt and pepper and keep mixing well. Add salt carefully as required when you are using salted butter and cheese.

Keep stirring till the sauce thickens.

       Below is a picture where I have added the sauce to boiled pasta along with some steamed vegetables.

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.

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  1. Nice one Sowmya…..the paste looks gud

  2. Prathibha

    Love bechamel sauce for its creamy texture..looks yumm


    I loved the pasta dish you have used this sauce,looks so creamy!

  4. Love the pictorials ~ the sauce looks creamy n yum!US Masala

  5. notyet100

    Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  6. ever since I learnt how to make this and realised how easy it was Ive stopped buying sauces from the store! love the step by steps pics.

  7. Gopika Ram Nambiar

    Woww.. thats a very creamy yummy sauce. Very rich too 🙂 Yumm.. love the detailed pics..

  8. Priya Yallapantula

    Thanks dear for this step by step recipe. I have to try it out some day 🙂

  9. Nice recipe.. Yummy and creamy sauce…

  10. Superb presentation.. seems so yummy..


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