September 17, 2008

Macaroni Tomato Delight


When it comes to Italian cuisine, I am a Macaroni & Cheese aficionado. It may not exactly be a gourmet fare, but, it definitely is one of the most popular comfort foods. Nothing can be more soothing than a hot bowl of macaroni on a rainy afternoon.



It was pouring here a couple of weeks ago & I was in no mood to eat Rice for lunch. What I was craving for was a bowl of piping HOT Macaroni dipped in Tomato sauce. Yummilicious !!!
Since authentic Italian Macaroni is quite bland for my taste buds, I went ahead to make my own version of Macaroni, All spiced up for a rainy afternoon & ofcourse with very little cheese :)
Here is my version.

Time Required: 20 mins

Ingredients:
  • 1 packet Macaroni
  • 2 large Tomatoes/canned tomatoes/Tomato puree
  • 1 onion
  • 2 Green chillies
  • A small piece of ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of Red chilli powder ( optional )
  • 1 tsp of black pepper powder
  • 2 tsp of grated cheese
  • chopped cilantro
  • salt as per taste

Method:

  • Cook Macaroni in a large pot of salted water as per package instructions. Cook until tender, Rinse in cold water & set aside.
  • Boil tomatoes & onion - this takes about 10 minutes.
  • Grind together green chillies, tomatoes, onion, ginge, red chilli powder into a smooth with little water
  • Heat cheese in a heavy bottomed pan & when it melts, add the ground paste & bring to a boil
  • Add macaroni & cook on low flame for another 2 minutes. DO NOT saute vigourously as the macaronis will tend to break
  • Add salt as per taste
  • Transfer it into a bowl & sprinkle black pepper powder
  • Garnish with grated cheese & cilantro

Enjoi !!!

NOTE: You can add more quantity of cheese as per your liking. You could also garnish macaroni with Basil- Fresh/Dried for a different flavour.

55 comments:

Bharti said...

Aah..love the desi version of macaroni. My MIL makes it the same way and it's so tasteee! I was actually surprised the first time I ate true American macaroni and cheese, I always thought it had tomato in it!

Vidhya said...

Looks yummy. Love this simple recipe. will try this as lunch for my girls

Divya Vikram said...

Looks just Yumm!

kyles anima said...

These potos make me hungry!

sowmya said...

looks yummy..long time I had pasta..wil make this weekend!!

Priti said...

U are making me hungry dear :(...this looks so yummy...

Cham said...

I always love the mac with tomato and cheese :) looks yummy lunch :)

Vij said...

yum yum yummmmmy!!! looks really lovely....

Divya said...

Been ages since I had macs. You have re-kindled my love for these little beauties. Nice!.
And btw, the answer to your question about my post today, yes they are raw green tomatoes. Make sure they aren't even a little ripe.

Monika K said...

I would never have thought to add ginger or green chilies to macaroni and cheese - what a great idea! Thanks for visiting my blog - ciao!

rekhas kitchen said...

mmmm looks yummy this is my all time fav love the pic

SriLekha said...

looks yummy! mouth drooling recipe!

Illatharasi said...

I can imagine you sitting by the window watching rain and having hot macroni..... wah... what a sight and tasty dish;)

Dershana said...

I am on your side when it comes to add in a little bit of our spice to wake things up :-)

Lovely picture and nice recipe. Adding u to my blogroll, dear.

srikars kitchen said...

wow... looks delicious... perfect recipe... sounds delicious... thxs for sharing..

Sireesha said...

I also love the macroni with tomato and cheese and lots of spices :) Looks mouth-drooling.

jayasree said...

Mouth watering recipe. Loved the desi touch.

Indranee said...

Mouthwatering recipe...making me hungry:)

Chhaya said...

Hi VP :) ! Thanks for stopping by my blog ! I am glad I found your blog..I am always on the lookout for new vegetarian dishes..I love pasta and my two year old son does too ! I am going to try this dish !! By the way, neevu kannaDigara ?

ANJALI J. said...

ur recipes always make me drool.. i just cant take my eyes off them. :)

Curry Leaf said...

Love it,i am feeling hungry!!!!

raaji said...

looks yummy in the pic....

Usha said...

Loved the desi touch to your macaroni...looks good too :)

n33ma said...

Spicy Mac and cheese on a cold day wow.looks so good too

Uma said...

Looks so delicious and rich!

Sheetal Kiran said...

What a flavorful mac-and-cheese! I will refer to your recipe when I decide to make it next! Thanks for visiting my blog :D

LG said...

Simple kanri. Will make this for my kiddos lunch box.

Ramya Bala said...

This is a very useful recipe for me,bcos nowadays I am search of recipes with which I cud easily feed my kid...N this is really a good one dear

Jaya said...

Its good to see for a change no cheese pasta recipe , definitely a keeper recipe.
hugs and smiles

Valarmathi said...

Lovely recipe and nice picture

Yasmeen said...

Cool twist to the original recipe ..less cheese and more spices. I like it that way:)

Sia said...

that sounds real simple to make... and yup very comforting too:)

G.Pavani said...

ooh!looks really great yaar..

Uj said...

Looks yummy..I too always add a bit of our spices to make the food appeal to our tongue!! Very nice pic..thanks for stopping by.. Naanu Kanatakadavalu aadre maathru bhaashe Konkani.. Do keep visiting

Rachel said...

I spice my food when I find it bland..Macaroni with coriander..nice!!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This will just melt in mouth! Looks great!

Mahek said...

hi
Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me a tip.
you have a great blog with some awesome photos
will try this recipe soon

Swati said...

Total comfort food... Looks delicious and tempting!!

Prema Sundar said...

My daughter loves mac and cheese very much. the picture looks beautiful and very tempting too...

Curry Leaf said...

New Look,Good

Jeena said...

I love this maccaroni!

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Geetha said...

thanks for visiting my blog & for your comments. I like ur spiced macaroni, very interesting!

Aparna said...

We love macaroni and this version sounds pretty good.
I make my own marinara sauce, so I do adjust the levels of spice to our taste.:)

rekhas kitchen said...

wow new template looks very nice

Purva Desai said...

ur new template looks really neat and macroni with tomatoes is always a comfort food for me

Ramya Bala said...

wow thats a very beautiful template yaar!very pleasant

Aparna Inguva said...

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Nags said...

thats such a lovely picture.. and dish :)

Sukanya said...

I like the desi version of any western dish.....lovely macaroni recipe

Purnima said...

Mac,my kiddos fave! Ur version looks yum!Nice blog here! Tks for dropping by mine! :D Keep visiting!

Laavanya said...

I love that picture - so tempting.

Sangeeth said...

perfect picture and perfect recipe!Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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lovely macroni recepi love to have this.

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