Monday, 16 July 2012

Macaroni Baked with Chicken


Majority of us have tasted Macaroni's sometime or the other either with chicken, beef or just plain but I am sure that you really love the dish.

Sometime back while our whole family were there for dinner at my cousins place, I had the honour of tasting one of best macaroni baked with chicken dishes ever.

It has this enticing yellowish golden colour which stormed the entire room with it's rich cheesy aroma, if it smelt so good how would it taste? and without any hesitation, i served my self a plate full.

The taste was magnificent with the different flavours just captivating my mouth (the thought of it alone gets my mouth all watering)

This dish was cooked by my cousin who after my aunt I reckon as the best cook in the World :)

I have no idea how many of you out there are fond of macaroni baked with chicken but the secret recipe is here to share.

Macaroni Baked with Chicken Recipe

  • boneless chicken pieces
  • 1 packet of elbow macaroni
  • spring onions, cabbage, capsicum (amount optional) 
  • 1 cup corn
  • 100gms Maida (flour) 
  • 100gms butter
  • 250ml milk
  • 250gms cheese (for every 1 packet of macaroni)
  • pepper and salt (to taste)
  • red chilli (one or two)
Directions

Marinate the chicken pieces with tikka or tandoori masala and fry it in a little oil. While doing this also boil the macaroni's and if you are adding veggies (i usually just use corn), once done keep them aside.

After this i prepare a white sauce which is made out of a mixture of Maida (flour), butter and milk.

You take the 100gms butter and heat it in the pan for a while, once melted you add the 100gms maida (flour) and fry it on a slow fire in the butter.

Once they both are mixed and fried good enough very slowly add the 250ml of milk. Keep stirring all this while so the mixture may remain smooth and not have lumps.

Once mixed then add some pepper and salt and crushed red chillies. After all this make the 250gms cheese slab in 2 and add half in the sauce (the rest can be used to garnish the top with a layer of cheese). 

On completing the sauce add the macaroni's, chicken and whatever vegetables you have used to it and mix well. Remove the mix in a baking tray and bake till the cheese on the top starts to melt. Evviva!!! 

la maccheroni acquolina in bocca e formaggio รจ pronto
   





    

Ramadan Cricket Tournament



Traffic jammed roads, mouth watering aroma of freshly fried pakroas and samosa’s, half day of work; these are some of the things which makes the month of Ramadan quite unique.

Being a non-Muslim, I enjoy all these things to the fullest but what gets me totally captivated is the 8 a side cricket tournament in my parish.

This year about 24 teams are taking part in the tournament and for the first time i have put in a team as a captain.

The entire tournament is going to be quite competitive with the defending champions from St. Johns Parish in pursuit to retain the trophy, while teams from St. Patrick’s Cathedral forming several strong teams to lift the cup this year.

But all cannot be taken from the home teams who are full of zeal this year to get the cup back.
It is going to be an entertaining experience filled with excitement and competition. All I have to say in the end is “May the Best Team Win”