Paneer macaroni - Macaroni with Indian Cottage Cheese - Paneer pasta - Simple kids friendly meal

I wanted to try this Paneer Macaroni for so long.. Macaroni is one of the most favourite dish for my kids. I always use parmesan cheese in making pasta / macaroni. But I don't like the sticky sticky texture.Esp after it cools down. So I seldom pack it for lunch. I made paneer and it was so soft that I thought of adding that to Macaroni instead of regular cheese I use. First question my son asked me when I served him the macaroni was why no cheese today. I asked him to try it out. He said he loved this taste. This one can be good lunch box recipe for your kids...So try this out. 

Macaroni - 300 g
Paneer - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup 
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Mixed vegetables - 1.5 cups (Cut finely. I have used beans and carrot)

For Sauce

Onion - 2
Tomatoes - 3
Garlic - 5 pods
ginger - 1 inch (Optional)
Oil - 2 teaspoon


Cook Macaroni per package instructions and keep it aside. Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic and ginger fry till garlic is brown in color. Add onion and fry till transparent. Add tomatoes and fry till mushy. Switch off the flame and let it cool down. Once cool down grind to smooth paste
Heat grinded paste with chilli powder in a pan. Add sliced vegetables.  Close the lid and cook the vegetables. 
Once Vegetables are cooked Add paneer and mix well. Add cooked Macaroni and mix well. Add chopped coriander leaves. Switch off the flame

Serve hot