Friday, January 9, 2009

Penne pasta in white (bechamel) sauce

Penne pasta in white (bechamel) sauce (serves 2)

Ingredients :

3 cups milk,
1/2 cup plain flour
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cheese grated
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 cups penne pasta
1/2 cup capsicum
1/2 cup boiled corn
1/2 cup broccoli

Procedure:
1. Boil penne pasta as per the instructions on the packet and keep aside.
2. Heat butter or olive oil in a pan, stir fry the capsicum. Keep aside.
3.In a dry heavy sauce pan, dry roast the flour till light pinkish in colour.
4.Remove and keep aside to cool.
5.Melt butter in the pan, add half the milk.
6.Mix the remaining milk in the cooled flour to form a smooth paste.When milk comes to a boil, add paste and stir continuously.
7.Bring back to a boil.Cook till the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thickly.
8.Sprinkle salt and fresh ground pepper and stir to mix well.
7.Add capsicum, boiled american corn and toss well.
8.Add boiled penne pasta. Mix well.
9. Garnish with cheese. Serve hot.