Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Macaroni with Cheese
The original recipe is from Bawarchi.com. I wanted to make a macaroni dish and i found this recipe quite interesting. I made it with the vegetables i had in my refrigerator. The outcome was great.
Macaroni - 1 cup
Onion - 1 medium, cut lengthwise
Beans- 1/4 cup, cut into thin strips
carrots - 1/2 cup, cut into strips
Peas- 1/2 cup
Corn - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Grated cheese - 2 tbsp and more for garnishing
Maida - 1 tbsp
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsp
Red chilli sauce - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt and white Pepper as per taste
Boil Macaroni till tender. Drain the water. Run cold water through it. Drain and add few drops of oil and keep aside.
Wash the vegetables.
Heat oil in a pan. Starting with onions saute all the vegetables. Add salt and pepper and keep aside.
Now in another pan add one tbsp of butter and put it on a low flame.
Add maida to it and fry for a while. Then add chilled milk and stir till mixture becomes little thick.
Remove it from stove and add macaroni and cheese and little salt and pepper.
Now take an appropriate baking dish and grease it with oil or butter. Then spread a layer of the stir fried veggies. Then spread half of the macaroni mixture. Cover it with little tomato ketchup and chilli sauce. Put the remaining veggies and top them with the rest of the macaroni mixture. Garnish with some grated cheese. Dot it with some butter and bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 min or till cheese melts.
Note: The original recipe has capsicum and cabbage. I have replaced it with some frozen veggies. I have reduced milk from 2 cups to 1 cup. The original recipe has macaroni as the bottom layer. I have used veggies for the bottom layer as i found macaroni sticks to the base.