How to make White Sauce -

Creamy white sauce best accompanied with pasta and assorted vegetables.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Microwave Cooking Made Easy.

Main Ingredients : Refined Flour, Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : French

Course : Gravies, Sauces and Stocks

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White Sauce

White Sauce Recipe Card


French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for White Sauce Recipe

  • Refined Flour 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Bay leaf 1

  • Cloves 2

  • Milk 1 1/2 cups

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Take onion, wrap a bayleaf around it studding it with cloves at two ends. Place milk in a deep bowl, place the onion in that and boil on Microwave HIGH (100%) for two minutes.

Step 2

Remove onion and keep aside. Take butter and refined flour in a casserole and cook on Microwave HIGH (100%) for two minutes stirring once in between.

Step 3

Add milk, mix and cook further on Microwave MEDIUM (80%) for five minutes stirring once in between. Add nutmeg powder, salt and white pepper powder and stir.

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