Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Microwave desi style Mac & cheese

Sometimes, probably most of the time, I just walk to the kitchen without any idea what to cook for dinner. I open the fridge and grab the veggie which require less labor work (peeling, cutting, chopping, etc,)
Just throwing few ingredients in your pot and you create a new dish. But again, be logical and play with your taste, think the spice you like, veggie and create. This mac and cheese is prepared like this. Just modified according my taste bud and the availability of my pantry. Please feel free to modify according your need.
Only thing, I cooked everything in microwave. So if you don’t have one or prefer stovetop you could do it. The dish should please all moms; Kids will get their dose of veggie, cheese and mac.




Microwave desi mac & cheese



Ingredients

Microwave Kraft Mac and cheese: single packet – or cooked macaroni pasta (1 cup)
Bell pepper (red & green) diced: ½ cup
Spring onion diced: 2 tbsp
Tomato paste or pasta sauce: 2 tbsp
Cheddar Cheese reduced fat: to cover the dish (2 tbsp)
Chili powder: ½ tsp
Garam masala: a pinch
Oil: 1 tsp
Salt: pinch


Method:

Take out the cheese packet (I didn’t use it) and keep it aside. Take a microwave safe bowl, add 2/3 cup of cold water, add the macaroni and cook for 4 minutes. There could be a little water.
Take another bowl; add the oil, veggie, set the microwave for another 45 seconds. Take out and add the macaroni, tomato sauce, chilli powder and garam masala. Adjust the salt.
Keep another 2 minutes. Take out and mix again, sprinkle some cheese over the top and keep another 20 seconds.

As I said before, Please free to modify this recipe.

1. This microwave dish is reaching Microwave easy cooking created by Valli, the guest host this month is G. Pavani who choose MEC-Cheese

2. The cheesy mac dish is going : Celebrating Children's Day at Madhavi's place.

43 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Loely recipe Cham!

Usha said...

Nice fusion recipe, have never thought to add garam masala to mac n cheese....

Priya said...

Looks delicious...kids will love for the sure...

anudivya said...

How cool! Nice little bowl of comfort.

Curry Leaf said...

Tasty Fusion recipe.I am imagining the taste,adding garam masala to mac.Nice tasty idea.

Laavanya said...

My husband doesn't like mac 'n cheese since it's too bland.. I must try this.. might change his opinion! Looks so good Cham.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

good one.. i also made desi style pasta today using penne pasta :-) that is a nice idea to use kraft mac and cheese pack and try desi style.

meeso said...

That's a yummy way to eat mac & cheese!

Uma said...

If my little one sees this, she would want me to make it for her! Her fav. food! Yummy!

ranji said...

oh my!!!what a pretty presentation and perfectly microwaved mac n cheese..love the creamy cheddar cheese on top :)..yumm!!

Pearlsofeast said...

U presentation looks so inviting Cham.I know kids will love it me too craving for this now.

raaji said...

hey cham this looks so simple....i love sth instant when i feel so lazy to cook.......

Archy said...

Hey Cham.. Nice recipe with mouth watering pic.. Not only kids all will love it !!

Sujatha said...

Good one, Cham! My daughter will love it for sure.. Love that cheese melt on the top.. :)

LG said...

I have pasta sauce sitting at home, and little macaroni also. This is a good idea to empty both! Thanks Cham

Sunshinemom said...

Just the way kids like!!

Yasmeen said...

Tasty Mac and Cheese with Spicy twist :)

Lavi said...

LovelY Dish Cham..Nice way to make kids eat veggie's!!

sowmya said...

that picture is so very tempting..am drooling here..

Ramya Bala said...

wow..My son loves Maak e cheeze(hahha..)and sure he s gonna luv this..simple and delicious

Cilantro said...

Lovely fusion of mac, cheese and Indian spices.

jayasree said...

Yummy recipe. Neat presentation.

Rachel said...

Love the spicy touch to mac and cheese...

karuna said...

this mac and cheese looks yummy. love the melted cheese on top.

Vij said...

lovley post cham! looks so yummmy

Sukanya said...

So easy. Fast to cook and good to eat on those winter nights when you are too lazy to cook. Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing.

homecooked said...

Hmm...spicy Mac n cheese! Looks yummy :)

G.Pavani said...

Hai cham, nice dish yaar,,, n nice presentation thx for sending to the event

Happy cook said...

I love this desi version. And so super fast.

srikars kitchen said...

Lovey recipe cham.. looks yummy & delicious..

Pallavi said...

Cham - This is in response to your comment. I did not receive your entry for Sunday Snacks - Fix It. Please do make sure you sent it to allthingzyummy@gmail.com
I wonder if you may have sent it to the older email address that Hima was using.

DEESHA said...

looks lovely .. comfort food on cold winter nights

Uma said...

Dear Cham, I have tagged you to bake a bread for a worthy cause. Please check it out here for details:

Eggless Banana Cake with Chocolate Chips

G.Pavani said...

it looks yummy yaar..and thanks for sending to the event

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice entry for the event and your blog header looks awesome!

Roopa said...

arrey wah:) That desi style mac n cheese has come out well, i have never tried mac and cheese except once, which was a ready made version, i guess if i make it desi style, it would much better :) thanks for sharing!

Dibs said...

garam masala and cheese? hmmm ...

Have some goodies for you at our blog ...!

Adlak's tiny world said...

new and lovely fusion dear. kids ll sure like this.
I got something for u in my -ITS A REFRESHING TIME post. pls check out.

vidhas said...

I was plannig to make pasta with tomato sauce, i saw this recipe, very nice, cheese on top is wonderful. I am going to make this and make my children happy.

Suma Rajesh said...

woo indeed its a cheesy recipe...even the adults would love to hve that bowl..

Priti said...

Wow desi style videshi khana..looks delicious...lovely entry for the event

n33ma said...

What a pretty pic.

aparna said...

Lovely recipe cham.