Macroni often kindles memories of childhood Sunday Breakfasts at parents home. Amma pretty much had a list that went around through the weeks. And one Sunday was dedicated to macronis. That tangy Indian style Macroni in Tomato Sauce is not something that I can forget fast.

We used to make two types, one Vegetarian and the other mostly with Eggs for Dad and Bro. While we vegetarian would feast with either garlic flavoured or topped with cheese. Either ways, it used to be one enjoyable feast. As somebody said, tastes change with changing times, or rather new things replace old, this was somehow forgotten for a while.

When my daughter started going to school, I again remembered how well a macroni dish leads itself. And I devised a simple quick dish with tomato sauce for her. She used to love that. Though that is not the dish I am going to talk about. This Macroni in Tomato Sauce is made in Indian Style. With the spice level increased, one would never guess that it was supposed to be bland.

Recipe: Macroni in Tomato Sauce, Indian Style

Preparation Time : 20 mins
Serves :2
Recipe Level: Easy/ Beginner
Recipe/Post by: Srivalli

Macroni in Tomato Sauce, Indian Style


Macroni - 1 cup
Onion - 1 big
Tomato Sauce - 2 -3 tbsp / Tomatoes - 2 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Red Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
Cheese - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Boil a large pan of water and add the macroni to it. When it starts boiling, add few drops of oil to prevent the macroni from sticking together. Cook on high, it takes about 7 - 10 mins to get soft macronis. Drain the water and keep aside. You can again add few drops of oil.
  2. Heat a pan with oil, add finely chopped onions, sauté till its done. If you are adding Tomato Sauce, add and allow it to cook till it kind of dries. Else with tomatoes chunks, ensure you mush them really.
  3. At this stage add the salt and chili powder. Cook well. Add the cooked pasta. Combine everything well. Add the pepper powder and mix.
  4. Finally garnish with grated cheese and coriander. The cheese normally melts due to the heat, else micro it for a minute.

Special Notes/Tips:

  • If you are using Tomatoes, add a pinch of sugar. That will give a sweetish taste.
  • Add pepper just before switching it off.
  • Since we are adding both chili powder and pepper powder, use as per taste.

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  1. Panchpakwan // 19 February 2010 at 01:03  

    Nice recipe..looks delish...
    If possible try send to my Pasta Party event..

  2. Sharmilee! :) // 19 February 2010 at 10:27  

    Luv version coming up soon but with milk!

  3. Jagruti // 19 February 2010 at 16:19  

    lovely and delicious macronis...:))