Milk is not just for babies or as an ingredient to be blended with beverages such as tea and coffee. Milk can be used in ways that you might have never imagined. Did you know that there are many innovative ways to cook milk? And no, it does not have to be just sweets that you get out of milk. You can get a very spicy milk gravy by seasoning milk with the right ingredients. Apart from simple milk gravy, you can add sausages or cheese to it to give it a richer taste. You can also make cheese sauce by adding grated cheese and bubbling it along with the milk gravy. The benefit of making good milk gravy is that you can make many variations to it. You can also use it in a variety of dishes – more than you might have thought you could. In fact, it is milk gravy that is most often used with Southern Fried Chicken and in Biscuits and Sausage gravy. It is also used as the gravy in Creamed Dried Beef or Fried Beef, mashed potatoes, and some fried dishes. Consistency of the milk gravy varies according to choice. There are some people who would like the gravy to be thick so that it barely drips off the spoon, and still others who would like it watery. You can cater to everyone’s whims by just moderating the amount of cornstarch that you use in the gravy. Here’s a simple recipe detailing how to make the most basic milk gravy. You can add your own variations to this theme.
Easy Milk Gravy Recipe
Recipe Type: Vegetarian
Calories Per Serving: 380
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 1 cup Whole milk
- 1 tbsp Corn starch
- 2 tbsp Margarine or butter
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper or white pepper
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 cloves Cardamom (powdered)
- 2 Green chilies (diced)
- Take a small saucepan and add the butter, pepper, and salt along with the milk in the saucepan. Place it over the heat and allow to simmer. Ensure that this is over a medium flame or you will not get the best results.
- Once the milk begins to simmer, slowly add the cornstarch to the mixture, stirring it constantly so that it dissolves and is not lumpy. If you find the mixture getting lumpy, take it off the flame and stir until the lumps dissolve completely.
- Once the milk thickens, add the cardamom powder and stir. Allow it to simmer for a minute more.
- Sprinkle the diced green chilies over the milk gravy.
- Serve with fries, biscuits or potato pancakes. You can make your own variations to this recipe to create an original flavor to this all-time favorite.