Quick White Sauce in Microwave

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There are recipes and there are some amazing awesome recipes which make you jump with joy. This one by Saffron Trail is one of them. Since we are in a temporary accommodation, my cooking options are limited. But white sauce can make my daughter eat anything. I can hide any vegetable or other stuff she doesn’t like, in the white sauce and she will gobble it up like a dream. So I borrowed some flour from my mother-in-law when I visited her the last weekend and with butter and milk I had, I made this delightful white sauce and it was bliss!

I am giving the usual measurements I use for the white sauce but I am not sure what I used this time because I had no measuring spoons. I went with my gut and it was still awesome. The secret is, of course, when in doubt use more butter. So here goes –

WHAT WE NEED

Butter                                 1 tbsp

All purpose flour            1 tbsp

Milk                                    1 cup

Salt

WHAT TO DO

  • Melt some butter on medium for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl
  • Add the flour and whisk well. Use a fork if you don’t have a whisk.
  • Add the milk and whisk well
  • Microwave on medium for 30 seconds
  • Remove the bowl and whisk
  • Microwave again for 30 seconds
  • Add salt and whisk
  • Repeat it once or twice till it reaches the sauce consistency
  • Enjoy it with some pasta or boiled veggies!

 

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This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon under the theme – One Appliance Three Dishes.

 

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Quick butter carrots

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Its nice to be back on the blog after what feels like forever. Its been one month during which I made the mega move from Malaysia to India. So this is my first post from my temporary accommodation in Bangalore. I was not sure I could participate in this month’s BM since I would not have access to a kitchen. But it was as if Srivalli read my mind and had two themes which fit my situation perfectly – No bake desserts and one appliance dishes. I knew I could achieve both by a microwave and a refrigerator both of which are available here.

All my recipes this month will involve minimum ingredients, small quantities and quick cooking because I don’t have enough place to store too many ingredients and not large enough cookware. This recipe is super useful for me to get some veggies for my daughter. I use carrots mostly but this should work with other veggies like broccoli, cauliflower, corn, etc. So here goes –

Serves 1

WHAT WE NEED

Carrots, small                    2-3

Butter                                   1 tbsp

Water

Salt & Pepper

WHAT TO DO

  • Wash the carrots well and cut into roundels. You can peel them if you want
  • Add the carrots to a microwave safe bowl and enough water so that the carrots are immersed in the water
  • Microwave on high for 7-8 minutes till the carrots are fork tender. If making for small kids, an additional 1 minute will make it softer and easier for them to chew.
  • Melt some butter in a microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds on medium
  • The water from the carrots should have completely evaporated. Drain the remaining water, if any and add it to the melted butter
  • Add salt and pepper and toss well. You can add dried herbs or chilli flakes as per your taste.
  • Enjoy!

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This is my entry for the Blogging Marathon under the theme – One Appliance Three Dishes – with the microwave oven.

 

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Check out the Blogging Marathon page for other marathoners doing this BM.