Macroli / Macaroni

Macroli..yes you read right, it is Macroli and not macaroni.Well this is how the Sindh'is pronounce macaroni.I know you guys are smiling. Macaroni is loved by Sindhi family's and two generations back they perhaps did not know the right pronunciation so it became Macroli. Ofcourse now all call it macaroni. Okay whatever the name might be , two decades back this Italian pasta was the most common one.  I remember my aunt making these macrolis in tomato purée with Indian spices and it tasted absolutely delicious. I also remember correcting her on her pronunciation, she would try a few times , but soon give up and we as kids would laugh it out.

1 cup macaroni, boiled with salt
6 tomatoes, blended to a purée
1 green chilly, chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1-2 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp coriander powder
Salt to taste
Heat oil.
Add cumin seeds.let crackle.
Add green chilly.
Add tomato purée.
Cook till there is no moisture.
Add dry spices and salt.
Add macaroni, mix well.
Add about 1/2 cup water and cook for one or two boils.
There should be very little gravy.

I cooked these as a part of Sindhi meal , where I cooked Cheeran wara Meha and Mattar Phoolpatasha. This goes for Weekend Cooking where Valli and Champa join me.

These have a very pleasant flavor and are relished by all.The spices are basic but yet a bowl of these gets over in minutes .I also like to eat these with a simple butter toast for breakfast.

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