Masala Macaroni


Masala Macaroni

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Sharing one of our families favorite Masala Macaroni recipe today. I make this very often at home when I am confused about what to make or run out of veggies at home!

If you are craving for a spicy, desi style pasta you have to try this! Its easy to make and doesnt need any major ingredients as such. Actually this is not as fancy as it sounds its a basic mouthwatering pasta recipe cooked in the traditional indian way with select spice powders or masalas.

I have experimented with this recipe a lot. To spice it up sometimes I added sambar powder, pavbhaji masala powder, curry leaf powder and they all tasted equally good and different from the regular macaroni and cheese. Crunchy onions and tangy tomatoes make it more tasty and enhances the indian flavours!

We had this for our dinner along with garlic bread and scrambled eggs, it was yumm and also this is quiet tummy filling meal.

Though I made this recipe with my favorite Macaroni, you can actually try with any pasta variety you like and enjoy with your family and friends.

Ingredients :

Macaroni- 2 cups
Tomato – 1 Chopped finely
Onion – 1 Chopped finely
Green chillies- 2 Chopped finely
Tomato ketchup – 2 tsp
Pepper – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp (Or any masala you want to use)
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed
Curry leaves – Few
Coriander leaves – Chopped finely

Method:-

Cook macaroni in boiling water al dante. Drain and drizzle some oil and keep aside.

In a nonstick kadai heat oil. Now add mustard seeds, once they start to splutter add curry leaves, onions, green chillies and saute until they change colour. (If adding veggies, do it now and saute for few minutes)

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Add tomatoes, gg paste, ketchup, salt and pepper. Cook them until tomatoes turn mushy.

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Now add the macaroni and mix well until they are blended nicely. Let it fry for few minutes on low flame, at this stage add any masala powder you wish to use, I used garam masala and some fresh coriander.

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Serve this masala macaroni with some ketchup and enjoy!

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