Sunday, May 29, 2011

Macroni N Cheese


Uncle Dheer spent one Saturday with us. He is fond of simple fresh food. Both Uncle Dheer and my Dad are very meager eaters. One cannot make an elaborate meal for these two so the menu was Thatte idli, chutney and sambhar for lunch. Dinner was going to be Gazpacho with Cream crackers and Fresh pasta.

Macaroni and Cheese is what I made, simple fresh and hearty. Uncle Dheer enjoyed it.

Ingredients

2 cups macaroni
Bring water to boil. Add the Macaroni into it and cook till al dente. Drain the cooked pasta on a mesh. Sprinkle some olive oil to avoid sticking. 2 cups raw macaroni gives 4 cups of cooked pasta.

For the sauce

4  large tomatoes
5-6 pods of garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 onions
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
salt and sugar to taste
Cheese for garnish

Chop onions lengthwise. Fry in oil. Cook the onions on slow meanwhile in a mixer grind together tomatoes, oregano and garlic along with salt and sugar as per taste. Pour the puree onto the onions. Cook till color changes to dark red of the tomatoes. Add the red chili powder for a bit of spice. Then finally add the pasta and cook till it absorbs some flavors and comes together as a dish. Plate out servings for 4 and grate your favorite cheese over it, as much as you like.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. Mac n cheese is ultimate comfort food for me...lovely.

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  2. Slurp,mouthwatering here, fantastic mac n cheese..drooling!

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  3. Simple and comforting. I see peaches in the background--will wait to see what you make of them!

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  4. Saee I posted in the reverse order. Those peaches went into the cobbler I posted last.

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  5. Looks so yum ..perfect meal

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