Merry macaroni

Posted on September 10, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: , |

These dainty pasta shells, make a colourful dish that tastes as good as it looks.

Cooking Time : 15 min.
Preparation Time : 10 min.

Serves 4.

2 teacups boiled shell macaroni
4 tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped green chillies
1 carrot, chopped and steamed
1/2 teacup steamed green peas
1 capsicum, chopped
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
4 tablespoons tomato ketchup
4 teaspoons butter
salt to taste
For the topping
4 tablespoons grated cooking cheese
1. Put the tomatoes in hot water for about 10 minutes. Remove the skin and grate them.
2. Heat the butter and fry the onion and green chili for 1 minute.
3. Add the carrot, green peas and capsicum and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add the tomato puree, chilli powder and tomato ketchup and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add the boiled macaroni and salt.
6. Sprinkle the cheese and bake in a hot oven at 200 degree C ( 400 degree F) for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot.
Goodness Guide :
Pasta is rich in complex carbohydrates.
With vegetables, it makes a filling and nutritious heavy snack or light lunch.

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