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Deconstructed Macaroni and Lamb Schotel

Deconstructed Macaroni and Lamb Schotel

  • Author: Deyana Goh
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Beef & Lamb
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Halal


Macaroni schotel is a Dutch-influenced Indonesian dish, and is basically macaroni baked into a quiche-like cake. This recipe is for a deconstructed version, with minced lamb, capsicum and tomatoes.


  • 200g minced lamb
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • ½ tsp white pepper powder
  • 500g macaroni
  • 2 medium-sized onions, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 red chilies, thinly sliced
  • 3 medium-sized tomatoes, diced
  • ½ capsicum
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • For the batter: 1 egg
  • 100ml milk
  • 3 tbsp wheat flour
  • Pinch of white pepper powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Marinate the minced lamb with the coriander powder, black pepper powder, white pepper powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, prep the other ingredients and boil the macaroni until it’s cooked.
  3. Prepare the batter by adding the milk slowly to the flour, until smooth. Add the egg, pepper and salt, and beat. Set aside.
  4. In a pan, add the olive oil and heat over medium low heat. Add the onions and fry until golden, about 10 min.
  5. Add the garlic, chillies, and bay leaf. Fry until fragrant, about 2 min.
  6. Add the minced lamb and fry until thoroughly cooked, about 5 min.
  7. Add the tomatoes and capsicum. Fry until they wilt and the liquid has evaporated, about 10 min. 
  8. Add the macaroni and stir well. 
  9. Turn off the heat. Add the flour/egg batter and mix well.
  10. Transfer to a baking tray and bake for 25 min at about 150 degrees Celsius.
  11. Ready to serve!

Deconstructed Schotel is ready


  • You can adjust seasoning at step 8 above before proceeding with adding the batter.

Keywords: Experimental, Indo-Dutch cuisine, Spicy