Chicken Tandoori Macaroni

I always am awed with the Almighty’s creation. We all may belong to one species called “man”, yet how different we are from each other. Even if we have the same father and mother, the mix and matches in each individual differs. When you may look similar physically, mentally you are totally different. In this diversity, there is a lot to learn. Β I love to observe the goodness in others and tell it to them. It gives me a lovely feeling altogether, MaShaAllah. Every person is blessed with some goodness and it is for us to see it in them to realize how beautiful life really is. πŸ™‚ Hmm… I guess too much of hard core philosophy, I guess I’ve to thank it to the view I woke up in the morning – even though a bit humid these days, the sky is at it’s best, with tinges of black, blue and orange mixed to give a really breathtaking view. How wouldn’t you feel nice when you see something like that? The beauty of nature…



Off to the recipe for the day, anytime, macaroni is my savior for the lazy dinners. What I love about this dish is its versatility. Mix in any flavors and it just tastes awesome. Let’s have some macaroni with some tandoori flavors for today – I’m telling you, it just tastes too good!!!Β Recipe adapted fromΒ Yummy Yummy




Chicken Tandoori Macaroni

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • For the chicken masala:
  • 250 gm boneless chicken cut into small pcs
  • 2 tsp tandoori chicken masala
  • 2 tsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For the macaroni:
  • 1 packet macaroni 400 gm
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp tandoori chicken masala
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 blob butter


  • Combine all the ingredients under "for the chicken masala" section in a pressure cooker and marinate for minimum half an hour. Cook for one whistle, switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Cook the macaroni till almost 90% done. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat oil. Saute the onions till soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook till it becomes mashed.
  • Add in the tomato paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder and tandoori chicken masala powder and cook till the raw smell goes.
  • Now add the cooked chicken along with its stock and the macaroni.
  • Mix well, add little water if required - stock should be enough.
  • Leave on low flame with the lid tightly closed for around 10 minutes for the flavors to sink in.
  • Sprinkle garam masala, adjust the salt.
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves and add the butter for the final touch.
  • Serve warm and devour!!!

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    1. thank u so much asiya…

  1. Great twist with macroni πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much aara… πŸ™‚

  2. Omg, thats an interesting desi style macaroni..loving it.

    1. thank u so much akka…

  3. an interesting twist rafee πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much preeti… πŸ™‚

  4. I can defintely see some good photography here Rafee here..and thats a very innovative macaroni..Oh no I m hungry πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much vinee… so good to hear that! hopefully i'm learning… πŸ™‚

  5. Wonderful fusion with macaroni, lovely….

    1. thank u so much priya…

  6. Pasta is my go to emergency food Rafee. But I have never done Mac this way. Must try out πŸ™‚ And loved reading through that intro. So true!

    1. thank a lot darling… πŸ™‚

  7. Love the desi style macaroni…

    1. thank u so much rumana…

  8. Your twist on the Italian pasta is very creative! Well done!

    1. thank u so much dear…

  9. one yum indian pasta πŸ˜‰ looks awesome

    1. thank u so much priya… πŸ™‚

  10. Awesome Chciken Tandoori Macaroni, no one could ever resist!!!

    1. thank u so much prathibha…

  11. a new chicken with macroni recipe…loved it..

    1. thank u so much resna…

  12. Nature at its beauty is always a motivation to start your day with. Macaroni with tandoori flavour is indeed a twist.Guess should try this as macaroni is a favorite of my kids.

    1. yes!!! i love the feeling of waking up to see a beautiful day… thanks a lot dear…

    1. thank u so much nandoo…

  13. interesting n nice combo..but Iam not a ture pasta lover..;)

    1. even i am not a lover as such, but for my lazy days, i always run to pasta! πŸ™‚

  14. Tandoori macaroni :)) swantham itta name anoo he hee just kidding.
    Anyway it looks really yummy should try it as my daughter is sure to like it.

    1. thank u so much meena… πŸ™‚

  15. Delicious chicken tandoori macaroni Love the twist.

    1. thank u so much swathi…

  16. This is such a creative way to satisfy both children and adults hunger:)

    Love those little reflections you post about varied things. This is what makes your blog interesting Rafeeda!

    1. thank u so much dear… ur words have made my day!!! πŸ™‚

  17. Looking great. U have cooked mac perfectly ..

    1. thank u so much chitra…

    1. thank u so much shama…

  18. this is so delicious,for me it is a great idea to grab!

    1. thank u so much amila…

  19. Wonderful twist, can't wait to try it soon πŸ™‚

    1. thank u so much ambreen… πŸ™‚

  20. True Rafeeda ! Isn't that uniqueness enough to make us feel special ! tandoori macaroni is a wonderful twist ! delelctable !

    1. thank u so much reni…

  21. yummy desi style macaroni…

    1. thank u so much gloria…

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