With globalization, more and more Indians are traveling to distant places and people of the Indian subcontinent are getting exposed to global cuisine, with pizzas, burgers and pastas becoming popular by the day. The western foods make a welcome change to Indian palate! Of these, pastas make a sumptuous meal and can be easily prepared. Macaroni is a type of dry pasta, made of wheat and is of Italian origin. This simple recipe uses curved variety, called elbow macaroni and requires no baking.
Ingredients: (Serves two)
|Macaroni with baked beans|
Elbow macaroni – 2 teacups or 300ml measure
Onion – 1 no, chopped finely
Garlic –3 pods, peeled, chopped finely
Tomato – 2 no, chopped
Cabbage – shredded, ½ teacup
Carrot – 1no, grated
Baked beans in tomato sauce – ¾ teacup*
Oregano – ¼ teaspoon
Red chilli powder – ¾ teaspoon (adjust to taste)
Salt – to taste
Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
Cooking cheese – grated, 3 tablespoons*
Pepper – ⅛ teaspoon
*Buy any brand of your choice
*Alternatively, you may use two cheese slices instead of grated cheese.
Method: Boil 4 teacups (600ml) of water in a wide mouthed vessel. Add macaroni and required salt to the boiling water. Continue to cook on medium flame till the macaroni is cooked 'al dente', cooked but still firm. Do not cook the macaroni very soft. Drain the hot water and run the macaroni through cold water. Drain, toss with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil and keep aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a kadai/wok, add cabbage, carrot, required salt and pepper powder. Toss a few times. Switch off the fire and transfer the vegetables to a bowl.
|Macaroni with Baked Beans|
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