Southern Indian Macaroni and Cheese


  • 1 package macaroni and cheese
  • 2 cups corn
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garam masala*
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp. finely shredded fresh ginger


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook macaroni and cheese according to directions.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine bread crumbs, and paprika; set aside. In another bowl stir together salt, garam masala, black pepper, cayenne, and turmeric; set aside.

In large saucepan melt butter. Add garlic paste and ginger; cook and stir 1 minute. Add salt-spice mixture and cook 2 minutes.

Mix all together (including corn) and place into casserole dish. Cover with bread crumbs and bake for 25 minutes.

*Wikipedia says: "The literal meaning of which is 'hot spice' (in the meaning of high temperature as opposed to spiciness), is a basic blend of ground spices to be used alone or with other seasonings. It is common in Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisines."


By LRP from LWL, MA


May 2, 20090 found this helpful

I tried this. It is good and different. You can also add other vegetables to vary the taste.

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