Monday: Mac 'n Cheese with a curry twist

As mentioned, this week we're posting daily, inexpensive, satisfying and nutritious daily meal ideas, great for all on a budget -- and using Arvinda's Indian spice blends for adding a depth of Indian flavours.

Let's start with Mac 'n Cheese, a comforting classic pasta that recently made its comeback on restaurant menus. Some things never seem to go out of fashion and Mac 'n Cheese is one of them.

Arvinda's Mac 'n Cheese with a curry twist

Arvinda's Mac 'n Cheese with a curry twist

Using Arvinda's Curry Masala, you can redesign your standard Mac 'n Cheese and add a curry twist. It's the same comfort dish, sprinkled with some veggies to add a splash of green, and of course a with a dash of curry flavour.

MAC 'N CHEESE with a CURRY TWIST

For this recipe, we made it less saucy and used less cheese to keep it lighter. For more 'cheesiness' go ahead and 3/4 cup of grated cheese. 

Ingredients:

227g macaroni (elbow) pasta
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, finely minced
¼ cup crushed tomatoes
1 tbsp. Arvinda’s Curry Masala
1 cup broccoli florets
½ cup white cheddar cheese, grated
¼ cup garlic chives, to garnish

Method of Preparation: 

In a pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Preheat oven to broiler setting.

In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onion and caramelize until golden brown. Add crushed tomatoes and Arvinda’s Curry Masala. Mix.

Add broccoli and cook for 5 minutes. Fold in pasta and mix well.

Put in a casserole dish, sprinkle with cheese bake under the broiler for five minutes. Garnish with garlic chives.

Add more Arvinda's Curry Masala for a spicier flavour, add less for milder. Go ahead and add more cheese if you like it 'cheesier.'

Add more Arvinda's Curry Masala for a spicier flavour, add less for milder. Go ahead and add more cheese if you like it 'cheesier.'

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Posted on October 14, 2013 and filed under Arvinda's Curry Masala.