I should have posted this months ago! Not because its my Mum’s recipe, but because this is the first ever dish that I made for P, during our long-distance courtship!
Somehow Keema Baked with Noodles seemed just perfect for something in between a dinner and a snack.
That night, we had reached my apartment from the New Delhi airport only after 2:30 in the morning, and despite all my kitchen enthusiasm, I did not really want to cook something at that hour. So I had settled for this dish, which I knew could be thrown in the oven while I could chat up my husband-to-be! I had done all the prep work in the evening which left me to only turn the oven on!
Okay, coming back to my recipe post, I still think this is the easiest thing you can make with noodles, mince meat, onions, green bell peppers, green chilies, and some Mozzarella cheese. I am usually not too stingy with cheese for this dish, only because there is no oil which goes into making it.
Ingredients for the Keema Baked With Noodles:
Four small portions of egg noodles (boiled according to packet instructions and drained)
1 medium size red onion cut into slices
1 green capsicum sliced
Few green chilies slit
250 grams Mozzarella cheese grated
400 mince meat (beef/lamb) (cooked with 1 bay leaf, 1 tablespoon of ginger-garlic paste, 1 small shallot, crushed pepper, salt)Preheat the oven at 350°F. Once all the preparation has been done, start layering all the ingredients in a baking dish. Top it off with the grated cheese which will give the noodles and the other ingredients a nice crusty look and a great taste. Bake for 45 minutes. I adjusted the seasoning with some freshly cracked pepper on the top.
I usually serve this dish on its own, but any suggestions on what to serve it with is welcome! Oh, and I also think spaghetti will make a good alternative if you want to elude the noodles.