It is a lazy cloudy pleasant Saturday morning here in Woodbury. Yesterday was spent at work and shopping. And it was while shopping that i laid my eyes on this Wheat macaroni packet in Target store near my house here. Anything under a dollar catches my eye and so did this one. And so i bought it, thinking i can try it out. And of-course , a pasta sauce to go with it. Towards the end of my US trip, which turned out to be one long shopping trip, i am left with less dollars and more things than I can carry back. So this calls for rapid measures. So I don't buy tomatoes anymore, but buy tomato sauce instead..cheaper you see..
I am eating yummy macaroni as i type this. It is wholesome , healthy and tasty.. what more would you want.. I love wheat, and this was wholesome wheat, i could taste it in every bite.. and it is my pleasure to share it with you all...
The ingredients and the final products, in my teensy- weensy kitchen.
Lets get to the Steps:
Step 1: Boil water in a pan for 5 minutes and then add the macaroni and let it cook for 10 minutes, stirring in between.You could add salt to the macaroni as it cooks. I did that. Totally depends on how much salt you like in your food. I cooked on medium heat and closed the pan in between stirring.
Step 2: While the macaroni cooks, cut all the vegetables that you would like to include in your macaroni. My choice is limited to whats cheap and available in the stores nearby.Or I could say, I like a dash a color in my food. So i chose potato,carrot and beans.
Step 3: Heat oil in a pan. You could use butter instead. And then add all the vegetables, some amount of Ginger garlic paste, tomato sauce and stir well.Quantities are totally your own wish. I always cook without measures, i just know how much to put, out of my experiments with cooking, i can never say a measure for it. Let the veggies cook for a while.
Step 4: Once the veggies are about semi-cooked, add needed amount of salt. I pull out a piece and eat it to check if it is cooked or not. :)
And once the vegetables are fully cooked, add the cooked macaroni. Remember, strain it and add only the macaroni. Mix well. Add more sauce if you want.
There you go, Yummy macaroni ready!!!!
Among my other culinary experiments here, apart from regular sambar, rasam, koottu, I made banana parotta, and it was decent. Was too hungry to take snaps.. But it is so much fun trying out new stuff, particularly for a not so accomplished cook like me..
Try it and let me know!!