Masala Macroni with Cheese


My son is crazy for pasta in any form,was bored of regular tomato and cheese flavoured pasta,so tried something different.This is macroni cooked in upma style with Indian spices,my son loved the change and me a very happy mom!!!


2 cups Macroni (Cooked in water with salt,drained and refreshed with cold water)

1 cup Onion chopped.

3/4 cup Tomatoes chopped.

1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste.

1 tbsp Ghee.

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

1/8 tsp Asafoetida.

6 Curry leaves.

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1/2 tsp Dhana Jeera powder.

2 tbsp Cheese grated.(optional)

1 tbsp chopped Corriander leaves.

Salt to taste.


In a big vessel boil 8 cups of water,add salt and macroni,let it cook for 10 minutes,drain in a colander and pass through running cold water.

Keep aside.


In another pan heat ghee,make a tempering with mustard seeds,jeera,asafoetida and curry leaves.Add ginger garlic paste,saute.Add chopped onions and tomatoes,saute for a minute.

Add turmeric,chilli powder and dhana jeera powder,mix well.


Add cooked macroni and salt.Mix well,cover and cook for 3 minutes stirring once in between.


Add chopped corriander leaves and mix well.

Remove in a serving bowl,top up with grated cheese.

Serve immediately.

Happy Cooking !!!


2 thoughts on “Masala Macroni with Cheese

  1. Hey Sameera, I always tried this version of macaroni and it always turns to be yum. Even better than the bland original pasta recipes 😉

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