RED FM: How to Make Curried Mac and Cheese

About Curry

Curry is a variety of dishes originating in the India that use a complex combination of spices or herbs, usually including ground turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, and fresh or dried chilies. In southern India, where the word originated, curry leaves, from the curry tree, are also an integral ingredient. "curry" may also be used to describe the various unrelated native dishes of Island Southeast Asia, Mainland Southeast Asia, and Oceania which use coconut milk or spice pastes and are commonly eaten over rice. There are many different ways to make curry and each region will have its specialty.

Join RED FM and Chef Chef Rajeev Arora, has he creates a fusion of flavours and cooks curried mac and cheese with chicken - an Italian dish with an Indian twist!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts cooked and sliced
  • 1 cup red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 medium onion cut into small diced
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes finely puree
  • 1 tsp garlic-ginger paste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 5 cup coconut milk
  • 1.5 cup whipping cream
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1tsp garam masala
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup swiss cheese grated
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 4 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cups macaroni uncooked
  • water for cooking pasta
  • coriander leaves

Preparation

Step 1
In a large pot bring water to a boil and season well with salt and a few tablespoons of oil. Add Pasta to water and boil until pasta is cooked. Drain in a colander and cool immediately.

Step 2
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. In the skillet, sauté onions till golden brown. To that, add garlic-ginger paste and sauté for a minute until nicely fragrant.

Step 3
Add cumin, coriander, garam masala, curry powder and chilli powder; add tomatoes puree and sauté for another 5 minutes. To that, add the coconut milk, vegetable stock and mix well. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 4
Add whipping cream, season with salt and pepper.

Step 5
Let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 6
In other pan sauté bell pepper, green pea and add salt and pepper, cook for another 2 minutes add the curry sauce.

Step 7
Now add cooked pasta, with half of all the cheeses and toss well, check for seasoning.

Step 8
For finishing put the curried macaroni in oven proof baking tray, add sliced cooked chicken on top spread mozzarella, swiss cheese and parmesan cheese on top. Bake in the oven for 2 minutes until cheese melts, garnish with cilantro and parmesan cheese.

Step 9
Enjoy!

 

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About India

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second- most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. India is a secular federal republic governed in a democratic parliamentary system. It is a pluralistic, multilingual and multi-ethnic society. 

Culture

India’s history and culture is dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. It begins with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in faming communities in the southern lands of India. The history of India is punctuated by constant integration of migrating people with the diverse cultures that surround India. 

Food

India is rightly called the Land of Spices. Different spices, herbs, flavours make India very famous for its diverse multi cuisine. The staple food in India includes wheat, rice and pulses of chana (Bengal Gram). According to Indian food theory, there are six different tastes: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter and astringent

 

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