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Wednesday, August 08, 2007


This is my entry for Weekend Cookbook Challenge(WCC) #19,for the theme A Dinner and A DVD,hosted by Sara.This was our dinner and watched a DVD of Big B(Malayalam Movie) ;-)This dish is from Easy Indian Cooking by suneeta Vaswani.

Ingredient :
Olive Oil - 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 Tsp
Minced Peeled Ginger root - 2 Tsp
Minced Garlic - 2 Tsp
Chopped Onions - 1 1/2 Cups
Chopped Tomatoes - 3 Cups
Salt - To Taste
Butter - 2 Tbsp
Milk(warmed) - 1 Cup
All Purpose Flour - 3 Tbsp
Shredded cheddar cheese,divided - 1/2 Cup
Cayenne Pepper(optional) / Pepper Powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp
Elbow Macaroni / Any of your choice (cooked) - 1 Cup
Tomato sliced - 1

Method :
1) In a saucepan,heat oil over medium heat.Saute cumin,ginger and garlic for 1 minute.Add onions and cook until translucent for 6-8 minutes.
2)Add tomatoes and salt.Mix well.cook,covered,over medium-low heat until tomatoes break down,5-7 minutes.Mash with back of spoon.Set aside.
3) In another saucepan,melt butter over medium-low heat.Remove from heat and whisk in flour.Add milk in a slow stream,whisking continuously to make a smooth mixture.Return to medium heat and cook,stirring continuously,until sauce is thick,5-7 minutes.
4) Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese until melted.Stir in a cayenne pepper or regular pepper.Add tomato masala and mix well.Stir in macaroni.
5) Pour mixture in to a baking dish,sprayed vegetable oil.Arrange tomato slices on top.Sprinkle remaining cheese and some pepper powder evenly on top.
6) Bake in 375 degree F until top is bubbly and lightly browned,25-30 minutes.

As there is no spice added except pepper powder,adjust the taste according to your spice level.As you can see ,I have not used much of cheese here.For those who love cheese can use the specified cheese quantity or more on the topping.


Asha said...

Indian Mac and Cheese!! YAY!! You get Malayalam movie to watch too,lucky! I haven't seen a Kannada movie in years although we get plenty of Hindi movies!:

Saju said...

sounds very tasty, I am not a fan of macaron, but this recipe looks good

Tee said...

perfect meal for a movie night! Looks delicious !

Viji said...

hi Asha,yah we get all Indian movies here.there r lot of kannada movies too,why dont You come over here then????:-))

Viji said...

thanks Saju.Try it out some and give me the feed back:-)

Viji said...

Heyy Tee,thanks.Yah,we enjoyed he dinner with a movie.Actually,we always have the dinner with a movie on :-))

Cynthia said...

Nice going here Viji, and Indian Mac & Cheese, you rock!

archana said...

This is a perfect meal to have while watching a movie. Good recipe :)

Srivalli said...

very interesting....thanks for sharing.


Viji said...

Thanks Cynthia,its good dinner for a change.

Viji said...

Thanks Archana :-)

Viji said...

Thank you Srivali,My pleasure:-)

Dee said...

perfect fun meal.. on a movie night!

Viji said...

Thats true Dee,we enjoyed :-)

Sara said...

That sounds so wonderful! Thank you Viji, for taking part in WCC, hope to see you back again!

Viji said...

thank you sara.surely,I will be in there :-)