Recipe – Mac and Cheese / Macaroni Pasta / Cheese Pasta

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Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Macaroni: 2 cups
  • Butter: 1 tablespoon
  • Plain Flour (Maida): 2 tablespoons
  • Milk: 1 Cup
  • Water: As required
  • Salt: 2 Teaspoon or as required
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese: 1 cup
  • Black Pepper Powder: 2 Teaspoon

Method

  • Boil macaroni in water until cooked. Drain excess water and keep aside.
  • Heat butter in a pan.
  • Add flour and whisk constantly for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add milk and whisk constantly for another 2-3 minutes until thickened.
  • Add cooked macaroni, cheese, salt and black pepper powder. Whisk well. Cook for 9-10 minutes or until cheese melted and bubbles come out.
  • Turn off heat and serve hot.

Cook’s Note

  • You may add boiled vegetables with macaroni as well.
  • You may bake the mix of boiled macaroni, cheese, salt, black pepper powder and white sauce (made with butter, milk, flour) for 15 minutes in 350 degree F.
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Recipe – Butter Cookies

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Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 16 cookies

Ingredients

  • Plain Flour (Maida): 2 Cup
  • Sugar: 1 Cup
  • Salt: 1 Teaspoon
  • Butter or ghee: ¾ Cup + 1 tablespoon
  • Baking Powder: 2 Teaspoon
  • Water: As required to knead the dough

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 375 Degree Fahrenheit.
  • Combine all the ingredients and make a soft dough. Cover it with a wet cloth and keep it in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 16 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Roll each ball into 2-inch diameter circle.
  • Or else, you can roll the dough into a large circle and use a cookie cutter to cut them into circles.
  • Grease both side of the cookies with 1 tablespoon oil/butter.
  • Arrange the cookies on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the cookies for about 15-20 minutes or till it turns golden brown.
  • Remove the cookies out of the oven and serve hot. Or, allow them to cool completely and store the cookies in an airtight container.

Cook’s Note

  • You may use whole wheat flour for the dough.
  • Instead of water, you may use hot milk to knead the dough, for softer cookies.

Recipe – Lemon Tea

Lemon Tea

 

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Cooking Time: 3 Minutes

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Water: 1 ½ cup
  • Tea: 1 Teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper powder: 1/4 teaspoon

Method

  • Boil water and tea for 2 minutes
  • Strain and pour the water in a cup.
  • Add lemon juice, sugar, black pepper powder and salt. Stir well and serve hot.

Cook’s Note

  • You may use Tea bags. Dip the tea bags in boiled water. Wait for 2 minutes. Squeeze out the tea bags. Add lemon juice and salt. Stir well and serve hot.

Recipe – Boiled Sweet Corn Cob

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Prep time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Sweet corn cob: 2 medium sized
  • Salt: ½ Teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon: 1/2 of a medium sized lemon
  • Water: As required

Method

  • Take off the outer cover and silk from the corn.
  • Boil 7-8 cups water in wide pot. Water should be enough to cover the corn.
  • Add the corn cob to the water.
  • Let it boil for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the water.
  • In a bow, mix lemon juice, melted butter, salt and black pepper powder. Brush this all over the corn cobs.
  • Serve hot.

Cook’s Note

  • You may microwave it as well. Microwave water and corn cob for 4-5 minutes in microwave safe bowl without cover and drain the water.

 

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