Classic Veg Macaroni

Macaroni may be one of the smallest, most humble varieties of pasta – yet, as this taste bud-tempting macaroni recipe prove, it’s one of the most versatile. This dish can be served before dinner in supper & can also be packed in lunch for kids because they will love it for sure. 

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Recipe
Serves – 10

INGREDIENTS 

500g of Macaroni
1 tbsp olive oil (or you can use vegetable oil)
3 red onions, finely chopped 
8 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp of crushed ginger
3 medium sized tomatoes, finely chopped
200g of mushrooms, washed & sliced 
1 red capsicum, finely chopped
1 yellow capsicum, finely chopped
300g of grated mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp red chilli powder 
1 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp paprika (degi mirch )
1 tsp cumin powder 
Salt to taste
⅔ cup of arrabiata sauce
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1½ tbsp peri-peri sauce
2 tbsp of mixed Italian herbs
Parsley for garnishing 

METHOD

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add some oil & Cook the macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to bite. Drain immediately & set aside.

2. In a wide sauce pan, sauté the onions & ginger garlic in olive oil till they take a golden brown color.

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3. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 2-3 minutes on a medium high flame. 

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4. Add the remaining vegetables to the pan, sauté and then cover it with the lid till the vegetables are tender for about 8-10 minutes. Keep stirring at regular intervals.

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5. Add the grated cheese to the mixture and mix well until it melts and is well combined with the mixture.

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6. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, paprika, cumin powder & salt to taste, give it a quick stir. Add the mayonnaise, arrabiata, peri-peri sauce & mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes on low flame.

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7. Add mixed Italian herbs. Mix well & now add the boiled macaroni & fold it well with the mixture, till the macaroni is coated well with the sauce. Cover with lid & cook for 5 minutes on a low flame. 

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8. While serving garnish it with parsley & serve hot.

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