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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Vegetable macaroni

There are very few kids who do not like noodles or pasta. Adding veggies to the pasta makes it healthy, gives parents the satisfaction of giving their kids something good to eat and the kids are happy because they get to eat pasta. This is a very tasty, pasta treat with vegetables added to it.
What you need:
Macaroni - 1 cup
Tomato - 2, pureed
Onion - 1, chopped fine
Ginger - a fairly large piece, julienned
Garlic - 4 or 5 cloves
Carrot - 1, chopped into small pieces
Potato - 1, chopped into small pieces
Paneer - a few cubes
Salt
Kashmiri red chilli powder - to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Water - 1.5 cups
Butter/ghee - 4 tsp
Corriander - chopped, for garnishing.


Heat ghee in the pressure cooker. Add ginger, garlic, onion and fry on low heat until the onions start to brown. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and tomato puree. Mix well and let it boil until the raw smell goes away. Add the chopped vegetables,paneer, salt, a little sugar and mix well. Now add 1.5 cups of water and the macaroni. Stir well. Close the pressure cooker, but do not put on the weight. When you see steam starting to come out of the vent in full force, wait for two minutes and then turn the heat to low. Let it cook for 6-8 minutes. Switch off heat, open the lid and sprinkle finely chopped corriander leaves over the pasta. Mix well and serve hot.
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31 comments:

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Good one..
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women-wisdom.com said...

Looks delicious and tempting.

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Harini said...

Cooking in a pressure cooker is a neat idea..

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so colourful and yumm..should make this for my kid..

Smitha said...

nice recipe for the kids..I am sure they will enjoy it!

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savitha ramesh said...

lovely pasta and kids will surely love it as it is so colorful

Saras said...

Using pressure cooker, will be mesh free one & done as a one pot meal. Looking the colour, it is not only be a kids friendly. Thanks for sharing...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very yummy and delicious pasta..

Santosh Bangar said...

tempting macroni

Rujuta said...

Gr8 recipe and lovely click
Thanks for sharing the recipe...
Best Wishes
Rujuta
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Srivalli said...

Ghee and pressure cooker?..wow nice will have to surely try this way..

Priya said...

The click itself makes me hungry,delicious macaroni..

BangaloreBaker said...

A simple and easy dish. Looks nice.

PriyaVaasu said...

MAcroni in a Pressure Cooker!!! very new!!!! Looks Great!!!!

Minu said...

Cool. You have measured the correct amount of water needed.
Lovely technique

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veena krishnakumar said...

very tempting. kids delight

veena krishnakumar said...

Looks very tempting:-0)

Pavani said...

Yummy.. Pasta with veggies cooked in pressure cooker, this is a winning combination. My son would love this.

sra said...

It looks really good and you have me itching to buy some, but there's a lot of stuff I need to get through in my larder!

rekhas kitchen said...

Intresting never pressure cook pasta and ghee flavour have to try this way looks yum.

Happy Cook said...

I want this right now looks so so drolloe delish

Shanavi said...

Lovely mac..I make a similar one with mac b4 i got married..

Usha said...

Veggie macaroni.. good way to get kids to eat veggies..

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Now Serving said...

That really looks SOOOO good! Lovely picture!

Gayathri Anand said...

Thanks for sharing this ...Looks so yummy..

Suma Gandlur said...

Most of the kids' favorite, I guess. My daughter loves Mac n cheese so much that she doesn't get bored eating it everyday though I get tired of preparing it. :)

Mina Joshi said...

Very delicious and unusual style of making this. Never tried making this in the pressure cooker.

Azee said...

I am drooling!!

PJ said...

Looks very tempting..

Shobana said...

What an idea sirji!!

Chaitali Iyer said...

Lovely Dish!! Cooking in ghee just added oodles of flavour!! Thanks for sharing...