Macaroni is a lot more versatile than you think. If you’re a little tired of the salad and need to give the “and cheese” stuff a break, check out this recipe for mattar macaroni curry — a versatile dish to which you can add lamb or beef — from food blogger Aruna D’Souza.
With minced lamb or beef (serves 5-6): In step 2, add 1 pound minced (ground) lamb or lean beef to the golden brown onions and fry until it loses its pink color; tip the pan and spoon off as much fat as possible before proceeding with the recipe. Increase the garam masala to 1 teaspoon. Let simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes until the meat is tender and proceed to step 3.
Aruna D'Souza is a cook, a writer and a storyteller — not always in that order. She also writes books and articles on modern and contemporary art. You can check out her food writing and recipes at KitchenFlanerie.blogspot.com.