I prefer white sauce when it comes to pasta, I don’t mind tomato based sauces.. but given a choice I’d always pick the white because it always has some cream/cheese & this makes it yummy..! Again those who are watching their calorie intake would prefer a simple tomato sauce. So when I’m in that mode I make a sauce with some milk & give up on the cream & cheese..
This sauce would be different from the ones you may have had before.. because it has a touch of Soya sauce in it.. A friend of mine Radhika gave me this idea for another dish.. 🙂 and I tried it out with Pasta… it turned out yummy..
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 15 mins
Farfalle Pasta – 50 gms (You can use any kind of pasta – Penne, Macaroni etc)
Closed Cup Mushrooms – 4-5 diced
Garlic Pods – 2, finely chopped
Parsley – 1 sprig
Soya Sauce – 1 tbsp
Milk – 200 ml
Mixed Italian Herbs – 1 tsp
All purpose Flour/ Maida – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil – 3 tbsp
In a big pot of boiling water, add some salt and a tbsp of oil. Cook the pasta in the boiling water for around 10-12 minutes. Immediately add cold water into the pasta and drain it. Don’t let it remain in the hot water after it has been cooked, since it will get over-cooked and gooey.
Preparing the Sauce:
Mix the all purpose flour and milk. Don’t let any lumps remain.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the finely chopped garlic to it. Saute for a few seconds. Don’t let them change color. Add the mushrooms, saute them for a minute or two. Add the soya sauce, saute the mushrooms further.
Add the milk mixture. Add salt to taste. Cook on medium heat & keep stirring constantly. Cook the sauce till it starts to thicken. It should take about 5 minutes for the sauce to be ready.
Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and mix well. Remove the pan from the heat and serve.
Sprinkle some of the Italian herbs on the Pasta and garnish with a Parsley leaf. You can add some parmesan cheese on if required.
Serve with some Wine of your choice.
If you liked this recipe, you may also like – Creamy Lemon Coriander Soup…, Kumbh Mutter Masala with a Shahi twist to it..!, Tagliatelle with Mushrooms in white sauce…, Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms…. etc.
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