Creamy Mac and Greens

Serves 2-3

Preparation time 10 Minutes

Cooking time 25 Minutes

Ingredients

Macaroni - 150 gms

Milk - 200 ml

Refined flour - 2 tbsp

Butter - 2 tbsp

Cheddar cheese - 30 gms

Basil leaves - 10 gms

Mushrooms - 30 gms

Broccoli - 20 gms

Onion - 1

Parsley - 1 tsp

Chilly flakes - 1 tsp

Onion powder - 1 tsp

Olive oil - 1 tbsp

Maple syrup - 1 tbsp

Light soy sauce - 1 tbsp

Garlic powder - 1 tsp

An American staple with a modern twist and a certain depth of flavours to make it a little bit healthy, if not completely.

Method

1) Boil the macaroni till 90% cooked.

2) In a saucepan, melt butter and combine with flour.

3) Add the milk and make a thick sauce.

4) Add the cheese along with the parsley, chilly flakes, onion powder and garlic powder.

5) If you do not have onion powder and garlic powder, you can use freshly chopped onion and garlic as well.

6) In a bowl, add the olive oil, maple syrup and soy sauce.

7) Add the florets of broccoli, sliced onions and mushrooms to it.

8) Heat a grill pan and grill the vegetables till almost cooked through.

9) Add the grilled vegetables to the sauce and give it a toss.

10) Garnish with basil leaves and olive oil.

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