Fay's One Pot Macaroni and Mince

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Girl from India

This is something I make. It is my own concoction. I add vegetables to this too sometimes but the meat is compulsory at my home. DH and DS love this. I omit the tomato too sometimes and make a dryish onion and garlic based dish which is also very good. The spices can be adjusted to suit your taste. Anything goes in this for me as I do not make the same recipe again without tweaking (very bad habit but cannot be helped I am like that only)so I am writing out of memory and what appeals to me right now. So feel free to

Top Review by FlemishMinx

This provided us with a tasty meal-- zippy and satisfying ! I prepared this with basil, it went well with the other seasonings in my opinion. Particularly liked the crunch from the sesame seeds, too. I did have to simmer (step 15) for longer than 6 minutes in order for the water to absorb, more like 15 but that was no problem. Thanks for posting !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the mince and drain well.
  2. Saute 2 onions and 1 1/2 tblsp ginger and the garlic in 1 tsp oil till translucent.
  3. Add the green chillies minced.
  4. Now add the mince and all the spice powders except the cayenne.
  5. Add salt to taste.Cook till almost done and dry and transfer to another pan.
  6. Mix in the tomato paste or ketchup and set aside.
  7. Add 1 tsp oil to the vessel again and saute the remaining onion and garlic till nice and golden brown.
  8. Add some soya sauce/ sugar to help this process (a tsp or so- a trick I use to aid the onions in the process of frying).
  9. Add the tomatoes chopped fine and stir well till they are incorporated.
  10. Add the sesame seeds, the dried herb and the cayenne pepper powder.
  11. Add the mince and stir.
  12. Add the macaroni and the water.
  13. add a little more salt to taste.
  14. Bring to a boil.
  15. Cover with a lid and simmer for 5-6 minutes till most of the water has been absorbed.
  16. Mix and garnish with cliantro chopped and cheddar cheese grated.
  17. Add tomato ketchup to taste if you think it necessary.

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