Mac n Cheese by Tarla Dalal

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Mar. 19, 2014

Sometimes, plain is beautiful especially when it comes to cooking for kids! here is a simple combination of macaroni and cheese, both of which are kiddie favorites, flavored mildly with freshly ground pepper. A baked finish and a garnish of bread crumbs gives mac n cheese an au gratin feel.


Butter 2 Tablespoon , divided
Plain flour 1 Tablespoon
Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt and ground black pepper To Taste
Grated processed cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cooked macaroni 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Breadcrumb 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 200 degree C or 400 degree F.


2. In a broad non-stick pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter, add plain flour and cook over medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

3. Pour milk, stir constantly and cook for 2-3 minutes.

4. Add salt, pepper and cheese. Stir and cook for 1 minute.

5. Add macaroni, stir occasionally and cook over medium flame for 1-2 minutes. Set aside.

6. In a separate non-stick pan, heat 1 tablespoon of butter, add bread crumbs, mix well and cook over medium flame for 1-2 minutes or until brown.


7. In a baking dish, transfer the macaroni, spread evenly and sprinkle the bread crumbs over it.

8. Pop the dish in oven and bake for 15 minutes or microwave on High for 1-2 minutes.


9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 270Calories from Fat 135

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 564 mg23.5%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 3 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet