For the uninitiated, Farfalle is a type of pasta that looks like a bow-tie.


  • STEP 1 – Boil pasta till al dente. Don’t forget to season the water with salt. Blanch veggies of your choice (baby corn, carrots, spinach, brocolli etc whichever you prefer).
  • STEP 2 – The White sauce. Melt in some butter and add plain flour (maida). I was told you can use wheat flour too. It’s the healthier option. Whisk in milk as required to get a smooth sauce like consistency. You can add in salt and pepper for flavour. Turn off the heat and stir in cheese.
  • STEP 3 – Toss some garlic, onion and bell peppers in a pan with oil. Transfer them to the simmering white sauce along with boiled farfalle and blanched veggies. To season it, I put in salt, chilli flakes and oregano seasoning (I like to save some of Domino’s Oregano Seasoning but that’s just a personal preference).
  • STEP 4 – Cook until its done to perfection and top off with olives. Voilà !