Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pasta Hot Pot

short macaroni - 100 gm
boiled vegetables - 2 cups
onions - 1 cup, chopped
tomatoes - 1 cup, chopped
green chillies - 3, minced
ginger - 2 cm, minced
celery - 2 stalks, chopped
refined oil - 3 tbsp
chilli powder - ½ tsp, optional
tomato ketchup - ½ cup
salt to taste
For Sauce :
milk - 300 ml
butter - 2 tbsp
maida - 2 tbsp
cheddar cheese - 100 gm, grated
egg - 1, lightly beaten
butter - 1 tbsp, for topping
salt and pepper to taste

Cook macaroni as per the directions on the pack.
Heat oil, fry onion till light brown.
Add green chilies, ginger and celery and fry for 1 minute.
Add tomatoes, chili powder, ketchup, vegetables, macaroni and salt.
Mix well (add a little water or stock if necessary ) and remove from fire.
Pour in a greased baking dish.
Melt butter for sauce, add maida and fry till the raw smell is lost.
Add milk, and cook stirring till it just begins to boil.
Remove from fire, add ½ the beaten egg and ½ the grated cheese, salt and pepper.
Pour over the macaroni vegetable mixture.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Pour remaining egg over it.
Dot with 1 tbsp of butter and bake in a hot oven (200 C ) till brown on top. Serve hot.
Non Vegetarians : Use cooked chicken instead of vegetables.

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