White Sauce by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 30, 2013

A basic sauce made by using plain flour, butter and milk. Easy to make but very versatile in its uses. Its used as a base for various soups, pastas, sauces, baked dishes, etc which require a certain creaminess.


Butter 2 Tablespoon
Plain flour 2 Tablespoon
Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Black pepper powder 1/2 Teaspoon



1. In a non-stick pan, heat butter and add flour. Stir constantly and cook over low flame for 1-2 minutes.

2. Pour milk, turn the flame to medium, stir continuously and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

3. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook for another minute.


4. Store in an air-tight container and use as required.


If you want to use the sauce later, then add little milk, mix well and re-heat it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 121Calories from Fat 70

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 114 mg4.75%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 4 g

Protein 3 g6%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet