Saray Makarnasi (Royal Macaroni)


  • 1/2 kilo thick macaroni
  • 1 kilo lamb
  • 2 onions
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons margarine
  • 1/4 cup kasar or Gruyere cheese


Cut the meat into cubes and fry with two spoonfuls of margarine. Then add chopped onions and fry for another 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes in mixture and cook 5 minutes more. Add a cup of hot water and simmer until the meat is tender and the sauce is thick. Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water 10 to 15 minutes. Drain. Melt 2 tablespoons of margarine, add macaroni and mix well. Keep on low heat until it absorbs margarine. Place macaroni on one side of plate, meat sauce on the other side, sprinkle with grated cheese and eat at once.

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