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Thursday, September 17, 2009


Macaroni is a kind of moderately-extended, machine-made dry pasta. It is hollow, and macaroni does not contain eggs. Macaroni is a borrowing of the Italian word "maccherone" and its plural "maccheroni". Its etymology is debatable. Some scholars consider it related to Greek (makaria), a kind of barley broth. (Source:Wikipedia)
Probably, this may not be 100% Italian. I have done this with some alterations to suit Indian tastes. You can call it as chinese style.


Elbow macaroni - 2 cups
Water - 1 1/2 litres

Oil - 3 tablespoons

Carrot - 2

Beans - 100 gms

Capsicum - 1

Shelled green peas - 1/4 cup

Onions - 2

Jalepano- 4

Ginger - 1" piece

Spring onions - 1 small bunch

Chopped parsley - 2 teaspoons

Soya sauce - 1 tablespoon

Chilli sauce - 1 teaspoon

Ajinomoto - 1 pinch (optional)

Salt - as per taste

Chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp.

Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp.


Julienne ginger, jalepano(green chillies), celery, spring onion(white and green portions separately) and carrot. Cut beans, capsicum and onions to lengthy strips.

Heat water in a wide-mouthed vessel with salt and a tablespoon of oil. When boiling, add the macaroni and stir gently without settling down. Allow it to boil for 5-7 minutes or till soft. Drain completely and immediately run it under cold water. Keep aside.

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan, and fry onions in high flame.

Add ginger, jalepano, white portion of spring onions and all the vegetables and continue sauting in high flame.

In this stage, you can add ajinomoto(but I have not added it). Now pour in soya sauce and chilli sauce and mix well.

Quickly add the boiled and cooled macaroni. Give it a gentle and total stir till everything mixes well.

Finally, add the chilli flakes, spring onions(green portion) and celery and give a quick stir say for 10 seconds. Serve hot. Sprinkle pepper powder while serving.


  1. Wow this is really yummy and tempting. :)

  2. Such a colourful macaroni!!!look yum..

  3. A very colourful recipe...looks tempting.

  4. Colorful and healthy macaroni...

  5. Very colorful and delicious pasta Shanti...I too make a similar preparation...have not yet tried it with macaroni :)

  6. I love macaroni, never tried with veggie though, looks healthy..

  7. Looks really good Shanthi Maami. The macaroni we get here in the US is a little bit smaller than this. But I've tried this when I was in India last time. I'm sure your kids loved it! Looks so delicious!

  8. Nice step by step method......Never made it in chinese style.Good .All the best for tomorrow....

  9. Looks delectable and colorful:)

  10. wow looks so delicious shanti. Nice step by step procedures. could u plz send me the voting link. trying to find it...

  11. I see this colourful dish and am wondering, whether it would not be a good idea to invite myself to your place next time I'm home :)

  12. Your makaronosalata, as we call it in Greece (makaroni salad) sounds delicious. I hope that you will not mind that I'd like to extend a little on the origin of the word makaroni.
    Wikipedia is a great source of knowledge but it is not always accurate, depending on who writes the article.
    Actually, makaria was food made of barley. Barley was an all-purpose grain for the ancients and barley meal was used for a variety of purposes including bread baking and as part of sacrificial rites. The makaria was a traditional ancient Greek food eaten at an individual’s wake, which for the Greeks - as with the Irish - is a reception held after a funeral. To this day, the customary dish served at a Greek wake is known as makaronia (pronounced mah-kah-RO-nee-yah) and were known in Ancient Greece from 1000 b.C. In Greek we call someone deceased makaritis. The Italian word maccarone appears much later.

  13. Thank you Ivy for your neat descriptions and came to know more about macaroni. Very nice of you.

  14. Looks colorful and delicious.... nice recipe

  15. Macaroni looks colorful.
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  16. wow colorful and lovley macroni.
    congrats on winning in break fast event.

  17. love your step by step pictures...it looks just great and so colourful


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