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Sep 9, 2015

How to Make Bechamel Sauce - Basic White Sauce Recipe - Mother Sauces

I love bechamel sauces, there are creamy and can be used in many many recipes. I was wondering why i didn't share the recipe of this till now, because this is one of the five mother sauces of the culinary world.

Bechamel sauce is nothing but a roux which is made with butter and flour which is then mixed with milk to thicken it and make it creamy. Add this to pasta and give a quick blitz in oven, you are good to go..So yum..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..You will be needing this for my next recipe veggie pasta bake..

Preparation Time : 5mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Makes : 4 cups


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/4 cup
Milk - 4 cups
Nutmeg Powder - a pinch (may be 1/8th tsp)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste


Heat butter in a pan, add in flour and mix for a min till the raw flour taste goes away.

Slowly add in milk and keep whisking. Bring it to a boil. The sauce will thicken.

When the sauce coats the back of the spoon then it is done, it will thicken as it cools.

Add in nutmeg, salt and pepper. Whisk well.

Pour this in a container. Cover it with plastic wrap, make sure the top of the sauce touches the plastic wrap this prevents a skin from forming.

Store in fridge and use as needed.

Keeps well for 3 to 4 days.

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Take all your ingredients

Melt butter in a pan

once it is melted

add in flour

mix well

cook for few secs

cook till raw smell leaves from it

slowly add in milk

keep mixing

use a whisk to mix it

it will start to thicken

now it is almost done

dip a wooden spoon, the sauce should coat it

draw a line using your finger the line should stay in place

at this point add in salt
take some nutmeg powder..or grate some fresh nutmeg in

dont add too much, a little goes a long way..

and some pepper powder..you can add white pepper powder..

mix well...sauce done

pour it into a bowl

cover with plastic wrap

the top of the plastic should touch the top layer of sauce

cover and store in fridge and use as needed


  1. Hi Arthi JI how many days can store in fridge

  2. Hi Arthi, looks tempting but want to ask can we use any other flour or cornflour to make this.
    Want to make vegetable baked pasta tomorrow so pls reply fast


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