Macaroni Kichadi Recipe

I totally came up with this recipe one day we had lot of boiled veggies and cooked leftover dhal combined all the ingredients to create a yummy macaroni kichadi. Out come was superb everyone enjoyed and appriciated my efforts.
1 1/2 Cups Elbow Macaroni
1/2 Cup Pigeon Peas / Toovar Dal
1 Medium Onion (finely chopped)
1 Large Tomato (finely chopped)
2 Cups Mixed Vegetables (Cauliflower, Green peas, Green Beans, Carrots)
1 Tbsp Ginger & Garlic paste
3 Green Chillies
2 Sprig Curry leafs
Fist Full Coriander leafs
1 Tsp Chilly Powder
1 Tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
3 Pods Cardamom
4 Cloves
1 Inch Cinnamon
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (Shredded)
Asafoetida a pinch
3 Tsp Clarified Butter
Few Drops Lime Juice
1 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste.
Lets Prepare:
  1. Cook the macaroni al-dente drain and reserve in a bowl.
  2. Steam or boil the mixed vegetables and reserve in a bowl.
  3. Wash the dal add 1 1/2 cups of water and cook the dal in a pressure cooker till well done.
  4. Heat a heavy bottom Wok or a Pan use nonstick if possible add oil and clarified butter add the cumin and spices  allow to splutter a bit  add the ginger garlic paste along with the curry leafs stir and fry a bit add the onion, tomato and chillies  add a pinch of asafoetida stir and fry till the onion and tomato sofens a bit add the chilly powder, coriander powder and the turmeric powder to the tomato stir and fry a bit add the dal stir well add the vegetables and salt stir well check and if needed add 1 cup water cover allow to boil.
  5. Add the coriander to the boiling veges stir add the cooked macaroni stir check for salt add if needed sprinkle the shredded cheese on top cover for few minutes serve hot once the cheese melts....serve hot with raita...Enjoy...:)


  1. this is something new for me, great recipe.

  2. Hi Nava,
    Its very new recipe totally invented by try it you'll like it...:)

  3. hi akka
    nice recipe,aftr cooking evything the macroni we can transfer that into an ovn proof dish and we can spread the cheese and cook it in oven. we can do this mthod or iam wrong .
    thanks i tried ur mutton kheema recipe, in that rasam looks awesome,please show us rasam bye........

  4. Hi Sivaranjani,
    For this recipe i would prefer not to use oven since the pasta tends to dry out...sure i will show rasam soon...:)

  5. hi akka
    one request do u know ambur biryani,please show me akka .chicken biryani pleeeeeeeeeeaaase............


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