Tangy-Peppery Macaroni

Tangy-Peppery Macaroni

Chef Kandla says “A spiced up, creamy bowl of macaroni is such a delightful and comforting meal. Using Verka Butter and the wholesome processed cheese from Verka takes this dish to another level! It’s easy to slip in a bunch of nutritious veggies. It will become a ‘One Dish Meal’ Peas, beans, bell peppers, cauliflower, corn are some of the options. The non vegetarians can add pre-cooked chicken or ‘keema’ along with some crisp greens.”

 

Ingredients:

  • 250-300 gm elbow macaroni
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1½ cups thick tomato puree
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups chopped veggies (capsicum, bell pepper, spring onion shoots, carrots, corn, beans)
  • 1 tbsp Verka Butter
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (optional)
  • 1 cup Verka Processed Cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

 

Method:

  • Boil 5-6 cups of water, add 1 tsp of salt, then tip in the pasta for cooking.
  • Drain pasta when it is tender, then immerse in cold water. This will stop the cooking process.
  • Sprinkle with a spoonful of oil and toss to prevent sticking.
  • Heat up a pan with Verka Butter and fry the onions. Add garlic and saute briefly.
  • Add the veggies along with some salt and oregano, then stir fry till they are tender.
  • Add tomato puree and bring to a simmer. Transfer the pasta into the pan along with grated Verka Cheese.
  • Toss well, heat through and serve hot to your friends or family!

 

Note: Be careful not to make the pasta mushy. It should retain a ‘bite’. This is termed as “al dente”. You can also make this into a baked pasta. Just scatter some grated cheese and breadcrumbs over the surface, drizzle some melted Verka Butter on top and bake for 20-30 minutes till the top is brown and crispy.