Masala mac and cheese. This easy stovetop cheesy macaroni is a delicious combination of classic mac and cheese and aromatic spices. The variation of the popular mac and cheese incorporates spices to make it extra flavorful. The vibrant cream based sauce is simply sensational bringing in the classic flavors of Indian cooking. A simple dish the whole family will love!
A good mac and cheese is hands down one of the most delicious comfort food perfect for cold winter days. While the classic version of this dish is super delicious, I think I need to introduce you to a different version of this beautiful Thanksgiving side dish. Well, it’s perfect for any time of the year, not just the holiday season.
Masala mac and cheese. The traditional laced with beautiful aromatic spices. A bit different from the regular version, this easy cheesy recipe brings in vibrant flavorful sauce that’s extra creamy and super delicious. Honestly, it’s like a warm hug on a cold winter night. If you are a huge fan of the classic cheesy macaroni, get ready to take your culinary experience to another level.
How To Make Masala Mac And Cheese
As I mentioned, this recipe is slightly different from your regular mac and cheese. As the vibrant creamy sauce is thick and delicious, you will not need to make a roux. Ok, read on to learn more about this easy stovetop macaroni recipe.
Start with cooking macaroni or cute little elbow pasta until perfectly cooked or al dente. Drain the pasta, and don’t forget to reserve some cooking water.
Next up, the creamy red sauce. Trust me, this is going to be sensationally good and delicious without the addition of flour to make the roux. To make the sauce, start with sautéing some garlic and onions. When the onions are soft, stir in tomato paste. I also like to add a few spices like red chili powder and ground turmeric to increase the heat level of the sauce.
Now, stir in cream. You can also add in a little pasta water. Simmer this beautiful sauce for luscious mac and cheese for about 2-3 minutes.
The final stage of cooking involves stirring in macaroni and plenty of cheese. With the cheese, I only want grated cheddar in this recipe. Keep it as simple as possible! A generous sprinkle of chopped coriander (cilantro) leaves add the final touch.
A beautiful Thanksgiving side dish or a comforting weeknight meal! Either way, it’s going to be absolutely delish!
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