|Creamy Penne pasta in white sauce -veg|
Let us divide this recipe into 4 steps to make it easier. This recipe serves 2 persons
Step – 1 – Cooking the pasta
Step – 2 – Cooking the vegetables
Step – 3 – Preparing the white sauce
Step – 4 – Mixing all the above.
Step 1- Cooking pasta
Penne Pasta – 125 grams
Oil – 1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1 tsp
Step – 2 Cooking the vegetables
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Garlic finely chopped – 1 tbsp
Red and yellow capsicum – half each (you can use green also)
Cauliflower or broccoli florets- 1 cup ( blanched- put it in hot water with a little salt)
Sweet corn – 1/3 cup
Pepper powder to taste
Salt as required
Oregano -3/4 tsp or to taste
Add oregano, salt and pepper powder to taste. Keep it aside.
Step – 3 Preparing the white sauce
Butter – 1 1/2 tbsp- 2 tbsp
Cornflour – 2 tbsp ( if you do not have cornflour, use maida/ all purpose flour)
Milk – 1 1/2 cup (boiled and cooled)
Cheese – 3-4 tbsp (use mozzarella or parmesan or even amul cheese cubes)
Salt and pepper powder to taste
Mixed Italian herbs (or) Oregano and dried basil
In a pan/ kadai, melt butter, simmer and add cornflour stirring continuously. Saute till it changes color slightly.
At this stage, add 1/2 cup of cold milk and stir continuously with a whisk to prevent formation of lumps.
When it starts thickening, add the remaining milk gradually stirring continuously with the whisk.
Bring it to boil, reduce the flame, add cheese, salt, pepper powder and herbs to taste.
Step – 4 Mixing all the three
Grated cheese for garnishing.
Mix all the three together. Transfer to a baking pan, top it with grated cheese and bake in a preheated (180 degree C) for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has slightly browned. If you do not have an oven, mix all the three in a pan, heat it, top it with grated cheese and serve hot.
Note – You get oregano, mixed Italian herbs, cheese in all big departmental stores.I got it from Nilgiris.
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