Macaroni Tomato Delight

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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

  • 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


  • 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.

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