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White Sauce Recipe by Best North/South Indian Wedding catering service provider in Chennai

Are you ready to make this famous recipe from Sar v Sri – best North / South Indian vegetarian reception, wedding, home & other outdoor events catering service provider in Chennai. Today’s recipe is nothing but the well known delicious “White Sauce“. A fundamental sauce made by using plain flour, butter and milk. Its used as a base for various soups, pastas, sauces, baked dishes, etc…This used to be one of the first lessons in home economics classes :) invariably white and pasty, it coated many a bland dish.


The French term for this medium-thick white sauce is béchamel. This sauce is used as base for many dish that has been served during most of the vegetarian events like wedding, reception, dinner, BBQ, birthday parties, office, corporate / home functions and other indoor / outdoor events… This recipe specialty is easy to make but very versatile in its uses.


Bechamel Sauce which is popularly known as the White Sauce is one of the mother sauces. This is one of our famous recipe in our buffet list. The whole sauce has to be done in low heat to retain the white color of the sauce. These sauce are generally used in Chinese or Continental cuisines, now a days we use these sauce in other cuisine like North Indian, South Indian and Brahmin cuisines.


The secret to the beginners who are trying to make this foolproof way to attain a perfectly smooth sauce is to have the milk hot when added to the butter and flour. It uses an extra vessel, but as you become more proficient, this cautionary measure may not be necessary. We Sar v Sri  – the famous North / South Indian vegetarian outdoor wedding catering service provider of Chennai (best in reception, wedding, home & other outdoor events) are so happy to share this with you.


This is a white sauce — a very, very helpful item to know in the kitchen. Just in case you’ve never made one before, or want a refresher, here’s a quick tutorial by Sar v Sri  – North / South Indian best vegetarian outdoor wedding catering service provider of Chennai (best in reception, wedding, home & other outdoor events).


Name: White Sauce Recipe by Best North / South Indian Vegetarian Catering Service Provider in Chennai


Serves: 4-5 pax




  • 1 Litre milk
  • 50 gms Butter
  • 8-10 Basil Leaves
  • 50 gms of Maida
  • Salt to taste
  • White Pepper to taste ( Black pepper can also be used instead, but would change the color of the white sauce)
  • Oregano and chilli flakes to taste




  • Boil the milk separately and keep aside. 
  • Heat butter in a pan. Melt it on low flame. 
  • Add maida to the pan, stirring it continuously till you achieve consistent thickness. Ensure that the color of the maida does not change. Stir continuously till the maida is well infused with the butter. 
  • Add milk to the pan and keep stirring continuously.
  • Add basil leaves to the sauce. Keep stirring till you achieve thick consistency.
  • Remove the basil leaves from the sauce.
  • Add salt, white pepper to taste.
  • Add oregano and chilli flakes for flavoring.


Note: This sauce can be used as base for vegetable augratin, lasagne and other range of continental dishes.


It can be flavored with any of the optional ingredients that we have mentioned above. This sauce is used to make a variety of other sauces. The measurements given below makes a medium thick sauce. If you want to thin it out, add an additional 1 cup of milk. As a result of doing this vegetarian home, reception & other outdoor catering service for over 100 years, experience we gained in this field is incomparable with the other North / South Indian catering service provider in Chennai 


Check out this blog section of the leading wedding, corporate, home, office, reception & birthday celebration event best catering service provider of Chennai to get the latest in food. It’s often used in gratins with baked vegetables. Knowing how to make a white sauce is a great technique for any cook.


Sar v Sri – North / South Indian best vegetarian wedding, reception, home & other outdoor events catering service provider in Chennai, certainly enjoyed writing them for you! :)