Winter comfort: Spicy Mac n' Cheese

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A fantastic winter comfort food, Mac n' Cheese with a dash of masala is surprisingly tasty. When we were kids, my mother would make this all the time making a spicy pasta-curry hybrid, with loads of veggies. Here's my version.


SPICY MAC N' CHEESE

Method of Preparation: 

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

2) Preheat oven to broiler setting.

3) 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.

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

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

Spicy Comfort: Curried Spaghetti

To me, a spicy pasta is comfort food. I love how a little bit of spice can transform easy and simple dishes and make them so tasty. This is what happens when you add a touch of curry powder to a pasta! :)

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SPICY CURRIED SPAGHETTI

Method of Preparation:

1) Cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2) In a pan, gently heat olive oil and saute minced garlic for a couple of minutes on medium heat. Add leeks, peppers and ARVINDA'S CURRY POWDER. Mix together.

3) Add spaghetti and toss well. Add milk and gently simmer until reduced. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients:
150g
whole wheat spaghetti noodles
2 TBSP. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 leek, chopped
1/2 red pepper, cubed
1 TSP. ARVINDA'S CURRY POWDER
1/2 CUP skim milk
salt and pepper, to taste

What's your comfort food?

Indian Spiced Popcorn

A spicy recipe for your next movie night in...

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INDIAN SPICED POPCORN

Method of Preparation:

1) In a large pot, melt ghee on medium heat. Add ARVINDA'S TIKKA MASALA and mix together. Add popcorn kernels and cover with lid. Turn heat to medium-high. Allow popcorn kernels to pop for a few minutes or until most have popped. Serve in a large bowl garnished with sea salt. Enjoy the film!

Ingredients:
2 TBSP. ghee
2 TSP. ARVINDA'S TIKKA MASALA
½ CUP popcorn
sea salt, to garnish