French White Sauce

3 teaspoons butter
2 1/2 teaspoons flour
3 cups milk
1 small Onion (Pyaj)
1/2 teaspoon chopped Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
1 piece bay leaf
4 peppercorns
pinch of nutmeg
pinch of red chillies (Lal Mirchi)
1 Clove (Lavang)
1/2 Lemon (Nimbu)
1/2 teaspoon Salt (Namak)


How to make french white sauce:
  • Put the milk to boil with chopped onion, coriander, clove, bay leaf and peppercorns.
  • Melt the butter, stir in the flour and cook a little without browning, then add hot milk.
  • Whisk over the fire until it boils and let it simmer for 6 minutes.
  • Strain or pass through a sieve, return to the pan, season lightly with a pinch of nutmeg, red chilli and salt.
  • When cold, add lemon juice.
  • Serve with fried dishes.

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