Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Keema Macaroni

I guess I need not say much about the quote I am sharing with all of you today. I am a person of high expectations - despite trying to develop myself into a better person and having reduced my level of expectation from all around me, I have not reached the level where I would have zero expectation. I guess it is not human to reach that kind of a stage, but still I would love to reach a stage where my expectations are so low that it does not guarantee any heartbreaks if things don't happen just like how I want it to be. I really don't know whether I will ever reach that situation but yes, I am trying...

I love anything to do with pasta or macaroni, as they are my go-to on my lazy days. One dish I make quite frequently when I have some mince is this one. Nice and simple, full of flavors... I would add a dollop cheese or mayonnaise to make it more moist and gulp it down!

Keema Macaroni
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

400 gm macaroni
400 gm chicken/beef mince
1 tbsp oil
1 large onion, sliced thinly
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
125 gm pack tomato paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp paprika powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup frozen green peas
Salt to taste

Method:

Cook macaroni till el dente. Drain and set aside. 

Heat oil in a saucepan. Saute the onions till soft. Add the ginger and garlic paste and cook till raw smell goes, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add in the rest of the ingredients from tomato paste to salt and cook on low flame for around 10 minutes. Finally add in the mince and continue to cook till the mince is done. Add water little by little to ensure that the mince does not stick to the pan. 

Once the mince is cooked, add in the drained macaroni and give it a nice mix to ensure the masala covers the macaroni. Keep on low flame with tight lid for around 5 minutes. Switch off and serve warm! 

51 comments:

  1. Love macaroni. Yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful quote I have to keep this in mind throughout my career....
    Yummy macaroni dear..simple and delicious..

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  3. Pasta! Any day here too :) I do make something close to yours... Yum yum

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  4. I love the idea, something unique added into macaroni. Somehow macaroni is far away, not something we eat. Still I think with keema with noodles will be fabulous too.

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  5. very comfort food dear...Bookmarking this...

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  6. I et only spaghetti ...but I know that this one of the ga one of kids...n combo of both luks just delicious n yummy..

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  7. Wonderful pasta! Looks so simple to make!

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  8. You have really learnt the art of photography...the pic seems as if u have put it right infront of me and saying "kazhichollu kazhichollu" :)

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    1. thank u so much anupa.... this comment from u makes my day!!! :)

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  9. so simple, yummy and delicious............... :)

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  10. Love the pasta.
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  11. Keema has a beautifull taste, which can be mixed with any recipe. yours looks so innovative.

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  12. Easy to make super tasty mac. A healthy and wonderful kid's delight.

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  13. Kheema and pasta girl is are the easiest to feed anytime we meet :)

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    1. u make my life easy meena!!! :P :)

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  14. wow, it looks great. must try a macroni recipe very soon :)

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  15. you reminded me of my mom dear.. she cooks this with briyani masala and now i'm missing her... Looks perfectly delicious..

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    1. oh... hugs rumana... take care... thanks a lot!

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  16. so delicious and lovely click, i too have made this a month back, yet to post it.....

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  17. Looks delicious, this reminds me of my college life me and my friends use to go to small cafe next to our college to have macroni(chicken). Btw your kids are cute :)

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    1. thank u so much sindhoora for coming by and for your kind comments... :)

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  18. That looks so good, love the spiced macaroni!

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  19. Awesome dear... Really good one for kids

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  20. Delicious.. Sindhis also eat macaroni like a subzi with many variations.

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  21. Hi Rafeeda, very delicious and appetizing macaroni. Love this.....

    Regards.

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  22. Delicious , Feeling hungry now

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I'd love to hear from all of you for my humble attempt. It would definitely be a big morale booster!!! :)