Recent Updates.. [.....More]

Thursday

Spicy Macaroni and Vegetables

Last night, my little one didnt seem very keen on having rice for dinner.. So, I wanted to make something he would get interested about..So, checked the pantry and the fridge looking for ideas.. I had a pack of mixed vegetables and some edamame pods. Hmm.. Can use these in something I thought ! Luckily I still had some "elbow macaroni" in the pantry. So, decided to whip up a quick vegetable macaroni and here is the final outcome.... ta-da...



Ingredients:
------------
2 Cups Elbow Macaroni (You can use other types of pasta too)

1 Tomato (Chopped)
1 Onion (Chopped)
2 Cups of Mixed Vegetables (corn, green peas, carrot, green beans) (I used the Frozen Mixed Vegetables)
1 tsp Red Chilli powder (adjust as you like)
1/2 Cup Edamame (soy beans) (I used the frozen whole pods) - optional
1 tsp Urad Dal (optional)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt to taste

Process:
-------
Cook the macaroni al dente as per the instructions on the package add some salt to the water while boiling it. After the macaroni is cooked, drain all water and run cold water through it to remove all the starch.

Put all the frozen vegetables in a microwavable bowl cover with transparent cling wrap and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Repeat with the edamame (soy beans) too. (or as per instructions on the package). I you used the whole pods, remove the skin and keep the beans aside.

In a wide pan, add the olive oil and when ready, add urad dal. Then add onions and saute. Saute until the onions are half cooked. Now add the chopped tomato. Add salt and chilli powder. Mix well.. add in the steamed frozen vegetables and the soy beans too. Cook until the tomato is well done. Add the macaroni and mix it well so that the vegetables and the macaroni get well mixed with the tomato gravy.

You may garnish with some fresh cilantro and lime juice. Or Serve as is. 3-4 servings. All the vegetables and rich protein power of the soy beans, make this a healthy filling snack or dinner thats sure to please the little ones and the not so little ones too :) Enjoy !

This recipe has been submitted to the WYF - Colour in Food event. for the color yellow.

23 comments:

Happy cook said...

Well even the adults would love these.
I m sure your daughter was overjoyed when she the place of macroni.

Pallavi said...

happy cook: Yes, all of us enjoyed it.. and especially my son. Thanks for visiting.

Kalai said...

Would love this!!

Uma said...

pasta looks delicious, Pallavi! I am sure your son had a lovely dinner.

Pallavi said...

Uma : Yes it was. Thanks.

kalai: Thanks !

Madhavi said...

Hi, first time here on your blog. You have very nice blog. Macaroni looks so good, nice presentation as well!!

Plz do visit @

http://vegetarianmedley.blogspot.com/

Pallavi said...

Welcome Madhavi ! Thanks for the kind words. Come back again !

Mansi Desai said...

that looks really yummy Pallavi:)

DK said...

Oh this is so cute. It luks yummy. Nice first pic!

Thanks for leaving such a wonderful comment at my blog. And also try to take part in the event. Would luv to see your creation :)

Divya Vikram said...

i love pasta in any form..will try this..

Pragyan said...

That looks very tempting..:)

Siri said...

looks healthy and yummy pallavi!!

Siri

Siri said...

hey pallavi, thanks for droping by my blog. Does my name reminds u movies like - sirisiri muvva or sumthing..I know I am bad at telugu names.. hehehe..

Ye telugu movie gurtuastondi cheppu...

Siri

Madhuram said...

Pallavi this can't be happening. Do you believe me, I did vegetable upma with macroni yesterday. I baked zucchini day before yesterday and you also have posted zucchini egg burji. Telepathy?

Dhivya said...

looks so yumm dear!

Pallavi said...

Mansi, DK, Divya, Pragyan, Madhuram, Siri, Dhivya : Thank you all for visiting and your encouraging comments !

Madhuram : It does look like it.. "Blogopathy" ;)

Kristen said...

That looks great! What a fun meal for your little one to enjoy (and the adults too!)

Jackie said...

Looks marvelous, you have a talent I admire as I just can't seem to get my creative juices flowing like this!

Abby said...

Is there anything more kid-friendly than mac-n-cheese? I think not! Of course, I love it, too. I guess we never grow out of it, huh?

Hetal said...

Macaroni looks yummy and nice presentation..would love to see u on my blog..

meeso said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :) It gives me the chance to come see what you have :) This macaroni looks really good... a nice way to serve some veggies!

Andhra Flavors said...

Macaroni looks yummy and nice presentation.

easycrafts said...

Wow...this looks so inviting...thanks for participating

Related Titles

You can get this widget from here