Jan 24, 2009

Macaroni Salad with Indian Spices

I've noticed that quite a few people come to this site searching for an Indian Macaroni Salad. There's always confusion whether Indian is referring to people from the country in the East, or Natives of the Americas.

Thanks a lot, Columbus!

Anyway, not wanting to disappoint anyone, I looked for a recipe for such a dish. I found something at http://www.macaroni.in/, a site that seems to specialize in macaroni. I haven't tried the recipe, so if you do, please post your opinion in "Comments." It's always good to hear from someone who's actually tried the recipe.

Macaroni Indian Style Recipe

Macaroni Pasta 2 Cups
Tomatoes large 2 Nos
Onion medium size 1 No
Ginger paste 1 tsp.
Potato Large 1 No
Coriander Powder 2 tsp.
Chilli Powder 1 tsp.
Tumeric 1/2 tsp.
Salt Acc to taste
Garam Masala Pwd 1 tsp.
Cilantro Fresh For Garnishing
Water 10 Cups
Cheese As Sprinkle

Mustard seeds 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
Oil 2 tsp.

Cut all the vegetables lengthwise. Rapid boil the water, add pasta & cook till a ldente. Reserve 1/2 cup of water, drain & run cold water over to stop cooking.

Heat oil & do the seasoning. Add onions fry till translucent.

Add ginger paste, potatoes, salt, tumeric & cover to cook for few minutes. Mix in tomatoes, cook till juice wilts from tomatoes. Add the reserved pasta water if necessary.
Add coriander, chilli powder & cook till potatoes are done. Mix in macaroni pasta & adjust the seasoning.
Garnish with fresh coriander leaves & serve with cheese sprinkle.