It’s Crunch O’Clock, Tried This Kurkure Macaroni Yet?
- Sushmita Sengupta
Updated : June 07, 2022 10:06 IST
Kurkure’ is a Hindi word for crunchy, and that is exactly what you can expect here.
It would be safe to say that before we got well-versed with the ‘pennes’ and ‘spaghettis’ of the world, our first induction to ‘pasta’, was through macaroni. Though what most of our mothers cooked in their kitchen was essentially macaroni ki sabzi, where boiled macaroni would be tossed with onions, tomatoes and masala, it was still a good enough lunch to flaunt in school, don’t you agree?
Macaroni is a dry pasta, which is shaped like narrow, curved tubes. It is typically made of durum wheat. One of the most popular macaroni recipes is Macaroni and cheese, Mac n’ cheese for short. It is creamy pasta made with macaroni, milk, cheese and some flour. A comfort food for millions, mac n’ cheese could be made in a pot or could be baked too. Simultaneously, macaroni can be cooked in a myriad of sauces, and still taste just as good. But have you ever tried using dry pasta to make some macaroni crisps?
If you remember the trend of ‘pasta chips’ from last year, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. You know the trend where people were not cooking their pastas in a sauce, but deep–frying them and seasoning them with herbs and spices for a yummy munchie.
Homechef and Slurrp community member Alison, shares her exclusive recipe of Kurkure macaroni, where she gives her macaroni chips a desi twist. ‘Kurkure’ is a Hindi word for crunchy, and that is exactly what you can expect here. It is time to give your macaroni an exceptionally unique makeover. This crispy and delicious snack will wow your guests and kids are sure to love it.
Here’s the video. Follow along and we bet this snack will blow your mind.
Here’s the detailed recipe you have been looking for. Try it out soon and let us know how you liked it.
- Macaroni - 1 cup
- Rice flour - 1 tbsp
- Cornflour - 1 tbsp
- Cumin/Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
- Chaat masala - 1 tsp
- Garlic powder - 1 tsp
- Chilli powder - 1 tsp
- -Oil to deep fry
- Add macaroni and salt to boiling water.
- Once it is cooked well, drain the water and transfer the macaroni to the bowl.
- To the bowl, add corn flour and rice flour. These would help make your macaroni crunchier and crispier.
- Mix gently till macaroni is well coated, this shouldn’t be much of a problem since your macaroni is still a little damp at this point.
- Take the macaroni and deep-fry in hot oil.
- Fry until your macaroni is golden brown. Keep aside.
- Now prepare the seasoning. In a small bowl combine cumin powder, garlic powder, chaat masala, chilli powder and salt.
- Add the seasoning to the macaroni and mix well.