Monday, July 2, 2012

Mac 'n' Tom | Macaroni in Tangy Tomato Desi sauce | Pasta recipes

I have always loved noodles, American chop suey / any kind of pastas. When Maggi released their 2 minute Pazzta I immediately caught hold of the pack and tried it out. Ever since I have become a great fan of Pazzta... Though hubby does not like Pasta / noodles, I always find a reason to make home made noodles occasionally. It may be 'I will be late from office or I am tired, Can we have a simple veggie noodles to end the day' reason (Between U and me, he loves the PAZZTA a lot, and dumps a packet or two with the lame excuse of it being my favorite).

Mr.A likes anything to be spicy and he is against anything tangy except his mom's signature recipe - Thakkali Thokku. This recipe is a twisted version of Sharmi's Tomato Pasta. The twist being I added garam masala to make it Desi style. We loved the tangy spicy sauce and I was awed to see Mr.A cleaning his plate in mins.

~*What U Need*~
Macaroni - 1.5 cups
Onion - 1/2 of Large
Tomato Sauce - 1 tbsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Grated Cheese - 1 tbsp
Salt - as needed
Olive oil - 1 tbsp

To grind
Tomato(Large) - 1
Onion - remaining half
Dried Red Chillies - 2
Garlic cloves - 4

How I Made it:
Chop the onions very finely. Grind the ingredients mentioned under 'to grind' into a smooth paste without adding water.
Bring enough water so that the macaroni sinks in and there is excess water. Add salt and 1 tsp of oil when boiling.
Once the water has come to a boil, add the macaroni. Stir gently (occasionally) to prevent the macaroni from sticking to the pan.
Cook for 10mins or until the macaroni is soft yet firm enough to bite. Do not overcook it. It should not become mushy.
Strain water and slide it into cold water. This will prevent the macaroni from cooking further. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan, add the onions and fry till slightly browned.
Then add in the ground paste and fry till the raw smell of tomatoes and garlic goes off.
Now add the tomato sauce, garam masala, pepper and salt and combine well.
Add the cooked macaroni and mix gently till the sauce coats the macaroni evenly.
Sprinkle grated cheese and serve hot.

We washed this yummy mac down with a simple Mango lassi.

With Love,

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  1. tempting and delicious..loved the desi sauce version..

  2. i like your style of pasta with Indian touch...looks delicious...

  3. Vimitha the pasta looks yummy. I liked the name mac n tom.

  4. Nice Meal with a Mango Lassi. looks you enjoyed it Vimitha!

  5. Wonderful fusion! Like to try once..

  6. nice twist to pasta.. like it..

  7. nice lookin pasta n delicious!!
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  8. very delicious pasta..looks yumm

  9. Just had my lunch,and here you r tempting me with ur mac n tom..drooling here.

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  11. Delicious macaroni with tomato sauce.

  12. An ultimate comfort food. I love it.

  13. Ah desi macaroni....super cool....I always like adding more spice to italian food when I make it at home, you have similar ideas I see :-)

  14. Creamy and delicious pasta looks tempting.

  15. How wonderful with the added tomatoes!! Who can resist mac and cheese??? Yours looks fantastic :)

  16. super clicks n yummy pasta.....

  17. love this tangy pasta...sounds very delicious...looks inviting too!!
    Spicy Treats

  18. Nice one sangeetha, and nice post title :). Love Indian flavors to Pastas.

  19. yum! I love any pasta and that tangy tomato sauce looks delicious. Btw, I've nominated you for a blog award. Come check it out!

  20. My son loves pasta ...This is simple and easy will definitely try for my kido :-)

  21. wow....pasta rocks... nice clicks...;loved the lassi in the background too...

  22. Nice twist with a lovely name...mac n tom!
    Thanks for the comment and leading me to your wonderful space. you share wonderful recipes. Happy to follow you.

  23. very creamy and delicious pasta.. loved the lassi..

  24. this really looks very good..

  25. Pasta is a big favorite in my house. All of the kids love it.

  26. Nice recipe. Looks wonderful and delicious.

  27. Great recipe! My kids love pasta. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

  28. Luce cremosa y deliciosa adoro las pastas un plato de lujo para mí,hugs,hugs.


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