Indian Style Mac and Cheese


mac-n-cheeseToday I am guest posting at Monica’s beautiful site and sharing with you all the recipe for ultimate comfort food; Mac n Cheese, Indian style.. A delicious recipe with an Indian touch, adding little fun to the classic.

Indian Style Mac and Cheese


  • Dried Macaroni (or pasta of your choice) – 1 cup
  • Salt & Pepper as per taste.
  • Butter – 2Tbsp.
  • Onion – ¼ cup, finely chopped.
  • Ginger - 1tsp, minced.
  • Garlic – 1tsp, minced.
  • Jalapeno – 1 minced (optional).
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp.
  • Paprika – ½ tsp (or as per taste).
  • Garam Masala powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp.
  • All purpose flour – 1 ½ Tbsp.
  • Milk – 1 ½ cup.
  • Cheddar Cheese – 2 cups (grated).
  • Bread slices – 2, crust removed.
  • Cilantro – 2Tbsp, chopped.


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F and grease a baking dish with little butter.
  2. In a food processor, add the bread with cilantro and ½ Tablespoon of butter. Give it a quick pulse, till it starts to look like crumbs. Don’t over do it, little texture tastes good. Add ½ cup of cheese and mix everything well. Keep it aside.
  3. Cook the macaroni according to the direction on the packet; keep it aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 1 ½ tablespoon of butter on medium heat. Then add the chopped onions, stir and cook until the onions are just beginning to turn golden brown. Now add the ginger, garlic and jalapeno, cook for another minute. Keep stirring.
  5. Add garam masala, cumin, turmeric and paprika, stir for 20-30 seconds to bring everything together.
  6. Now add the flour, salt and pepper and stir for about 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the warm milk and continue to stir as the milk mixture starts to thicken, 10-12 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 1 ½ cup of cheese. Stir well till the cheese melts into the sauce. Set the cheese sauce aside.
  7. Stir the drained macaroni into the cheese sauce and give it a nice mix. Pour everything in the greased baking dish, topped with bread and cheese mixture we prepared earlier. Bake in 350F oven for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly on the top. Enjoy.

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  • Natasha @ The Cake Merchant February 19, 2013, 2:34 am

    This looks so good! My parents are from India. They don’t really like mac and cheese, but I bet they would like this version!