Macroni in Tomato Sauce, Indian Style

>>  Saturday, April 23, 2011

Macroni often kindles memories of childhood Sunday Breakfasts at parents home. Amma pretty much had a list that went around through the weeks. And one Sunday was dedicated to macroni. That tangy Indian style Macroni in Tomato Sauce is not something that I can forget ever.

We used to make two types, one Vegetarian and the other mostly with Eggs for Dad and Brother. While we vegetarian would feast with either garlic flavoured or topped with cheese. Either ways, it used to be one enjoyable feast. As somebody said, tastes change with changing times, or rather new things replace old, this was somehow forgotten for a while.

When my daughter started going to school, I again remembered how well a macroni dish leads itself. And I devised a simple quick dish with tomato sauce for her. She used to love that. Though that is not the dish I am going to talk about. This Macroni in Tomato Sauce is made in Indian Style. With the spice level increased, one would never guess that it was supposed to be bland.

This makes a perfect meal when you quickly want to make something for yourself for lunch. Though I normally don't make this for my lunch, I send this often for my daughter. I recently found that my boys love this too. So it became quite easy that I have one dish that I can actually send all three of them!

Macroni in Tomato Sauce, Indian Style
Preparation Time : 20 mins
Serves :2

Ingredients Needed:

Macroni - 1 cup
Onion - 1 big
Tomato Sauce - 2 -3 tbsp / Tomatoes - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Cheese - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish

Method to prepare:

  1. Boil a large pan of water and add the macroni to it. When it starts boiling, add few drops of oil to prevent the macroni from sticking together. Cook on high, it takes about 7 - 10 mins to get soft macronis. Drain the water and keep aside. You can again add few drops of oil.
  2. Heat a pan with oil, add finely chopped onions, sauté till its done. If you are adding Tomato Sauce, add and allow it to cook till it kind of dries. Else with tomatoes chunks, ensure you mush them really.
  3. At this stage add the salt and chili powder. Cook well. Add the cooked pasta. Combine everything well. Add the pepper powder and mix.
  4. Finally garnish with grated cheese and coriander. The cheese normally melts due to the heat, else micro it for a minute.

  • If you are using Tomatoes, add a pinch of sugar. That will give a sweetish taste.
  • Add pepper just before switching it off.
  • Since we are adding both chili powder and pepper powder, use as per taste.


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aipi April 23, 2011 at 4:29 AM  

Really love pasta cooked this way- i can finish the whole bowl in one go :)

Champa April 23, 2011 at 5:59 AM  

Nice version of the usual macaroni.

harini-jaya April 23, 2011 at 6:11 AM  

I used to make this for pot luck parties adding more veggies but have stopped making pasta for adults because of the carb load :) But my kids love the milder version any day!!

Spice Lover April 23, 2011 at 6:22 AM  

Quick and easy dish. Thx for the recipe. We do it in similar way but omit ginger and use brocolli as we are brocolli lovers.


Krithi's Kitchen April 23, 2011 at 7:15 AM  

Same way like we make indianized pasta at our house.. Your plate looks really inviting..
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Cool Lassi(e) April 23, 2011 at 8:10 AM  

Looks like a breeze to make this.. I should like this better with more cheese and a little bit of sugar!

SravsCulinaryConcepts April 23, 2011 at 8:49 AM  

wonderful version of pasta !! Looks so inviting and YUM !!

Gayathri Kumar April 23, 2011 at 9:04 AM  

Simply delicious..

vaishali sabnani April 23, 2011 at 9:38 AM  

wow..this surely is tempting....

jayasree April 23, 2011 at 10:32 AM  

Tempting pasta and I too opt for the indianized way.

Now Serving April 23, 2011 at 6:31 PM  

The Indian version works for me! yum & Wholesome!

Smitha April 23, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

I love to indianize pastas to our taste! mom used to do it and I do it now sometimes for my kids! this one look svery tempting!
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Sobha Shyam April 24, 2011 at 2:25 AM  

Yummy will love this :)

Nithya April 25, 2011 at 8:37 AM  

This will surely end up being my favorite :) love the sauce :)

Priya April 26, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

Mouthwatering here, desi style tempts me a lot..

mellissina2 February 26, 2012 at 3:06 AM  

Még soha nem ettem indiai étel,de most ezt kipróbálom,egyszerű dolgoknál kell kezdeni.Biztos nagyon ízletes.Vittem a receptet.

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