Monday, August 25, 2014


Pasta is such a versatile dish which can be created with a twist in any way to suit your palate and taste buds. I try it out  in so many different ways each time. Today I have made it with South Indian tadka.. upma style.

Macaroni ... 1 cup
Onion ...... 1 ( about half cup  finely chopped)
Green chillies ... 1-2
Coriander leaves .. handful
Salt .. to taste
Turmeric powder .. 1/8 tsp

For Tempering:
Asafoetida .. a pinch
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp
Curry leaves ... few
Oil ... 2-3 tbsps


1. Take 3-4 cups of water in a pan. When it starts boiling add salt and 1 tbsp oil to it.
2. Tip in the macaroni and after 2-3 boils switch off the gas and cover the lid.
3. After 12 - 15 minutes open the lid and the macaroni will be puffed up and ready for use. Drain the excess water using a strainer.
4. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients.
5. When they crackle, add the onion, green chillies, turmeric and little salt. Saute.
6. When it is translucent, add the macaroni and mix
7. Add the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot immediately. You can serve it with garlic bread.

Note: You can go ahead and add anything as per your taste, more chillies, ginger, garlic, spices, a squeeze of lime juice.... anything.

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  1. I am in for any pasta recipe . This sounds yum !!

  2. new and wonderful touch to macroni.

  3. desi twist to videsi pasta - love it :)

  4. how did i miss this simple unique post of urs :)

  5. I love pasta so I am sure this macaroni recipe will be a nice treat. It's always nice once we add our spices to pasta.

    1. Yes an Indianized version of pasta is always yummy

  6. This is a great alternative to macaroni cheese, looks delicious

    1. Thanks dear.. some variation is always good


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