Macaroni in Cheesy Carrot Sauce by Tarla Dalal

Macaroni in Cheesy Carrot Sauce by Tarla Dalal

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Carrot purée is a wonderful addition to whole wheat based white sauce, as it makes it creamier and colourful too. Add to it some cheese and a dash of pepper, and you have a perfect base that kids will love. Throw some macaroni, seasonings and herbs into this creamy sauce, and there you have a yummy treat that kids will devour willingly. The Macaroni in Cheesy Carrot Sauce, prepared as per the given specifications, will stay nice and tasty in the tiffin box for at least 4 hours. Also pack Orange and Tutti Frutti Loaf ( Tiffin Treats for Kids ) in another tiffin, your kid will just love this double treat.

  

Recipe Description for Macaroni in Cheesy Carrot Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)

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Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients

2 cups cooked macaroni
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs

For The Cheesy Carrot Sauce
1/2 cup grated processed cheese
1/2 cup roughly chopped and blanched carrot
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
3/4 cup milk
salt and to taste

Method

For the cheesy carrot sauce

  1. Combine the carrot and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend to a smooth purée. Keep aside
  2. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the wheat flour and sauté on a medium flame for 20 seconds.
  3. Add the milk, ¼ cup of water, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the cheese, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the carrot purée, and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute and mix well. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the macaroni and sauté on a medium flame for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cheesy carrot sauce, chilli flakes and dried mixed herbs, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

How to pack

  1. Allow it to cool completely, and pack in an air-tight tiffin box.
RECIPE SOURCE : Tiffin Treats for KidsBuy this cookbook

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