Two days ago, it was my brother's birthday. Many many happy returns of the day, my sweet, little, innocent, bevakuf, brother :))) Oh I miss you so much :(( I celebrated his birthday with his favorite dish. We both love pasta. I used to make this masala macaroni for him. Once he asked this pasta at tea time, how weird :-) but I had to make it for him. He liked it so much, he always wanted it as an afternoon snack. When I saw Macaroni first time in India, I didn’t have any idea what was it and how to make it. One day I saw some pasta sauces (Later, I realized it was marinara sauce) available in the local market. I was shocked at the price tag of Rs.350/- per bottle for Ragu. I only bought packet of macaroni and made it in Indian style.
There aren't any specific Italian ingredients other than pasta in this dish.
On my brother's birthday this year, I celebrated with this dish. Once again, wishing you many many happy returns of the day. May you live long, healthy, and prosperous life.
- 2 cups Elbow Macaroni
- 1 Medium Onion, chopped
- 1 Small Tomato, chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
- 1/4 tsp Ginger, grated
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 3-4 Curry Leaves
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Dhania-Jeera powder
- 1/2 tsp Pav-Bhaji masala
- 1 tbsp Maggi Tomato Ketchup
- Chopped Cilantro
- Salt to taste
1. Cook macaroni as per the instructions on the packet.
2. Heat oil in pan. Add cumin seeds.
3. When cumin starts to turn little brown, add curry leaves, onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until onion is translucent.
4. Add chopped tomato, salt, dhania-jeera powder, red chilli powder, and pav-bhaji masala. Cook for 4-5 minutes on medium-low heat.
5. Add cooked macaroni and ketchup into the masala pan and mix well. Cook for another 2 minutes on high heat and stir occasionally.
6. Sprinkle chopped cilantro and serve hot.
This is my entry to Priti and Purva's Rakhi – Thread of Love event