Maggi 2.0 – 2 Hatke Maggi Recipes

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I think we Indians can do more with Maggi than Italians with Pasta, hai na?

Every time I’ve decided to go on a diet, I’ve kept Maggi as the one exception for my ‘cheat’ day. A pretty good reason for my diets to go right out the window but, that’s beside the point. Although the classic style of making Maggi is still heaven in a bowl, I’ve been experimenting with varied ingredients for a while now. It began with simple additions like salt, mirchi powder, soy sauce and hot ketchup. Over the years, my concoctions got ‘wilder’. Some turned out to be revolting, while others weren’t half bad. Here’s listing two of my favourite recipes from the latter set! Make this weekend ‘maggilicious’!

Hot, Indonesian style Maggi

Ingredients (Serves one)

• 1 pack of Maggi noodles

• The Maggi seasoning

• Half a cup of finely chopped spring onions

• Half a cup of cubed and fried Tofu (If you like seafood, substitute with fried shrimp or prawns)

• 1 finely chopped red chilli (2-3, if you like your food insanely spicy)

• An egg (optional)

• Some soy sauce

• Half a tsp of Jaggery (reduce to a pinch if you want it less sweet)

Method

Boil the Maggi noodles but, make sure you don’t overcook them and set aside. In a semi-hot pan, add the onions, fried tofu/shrimp/prawns, chillies and egg and stir-fry. Add the noodles, a dash of soy sauce and the seasoning. Mix well for half a minute and turn off the flame instantly.

Spicy, Puneri style Maggi 

Ingredients (Serves one)

• 1 pack of Maggi noodles

• The Maggi seasoning

• 1 tbsp butter

• 2 finely chopped green chillies

• Half an onion (chopped)

• 1 tomato (chopped)

• 2 tbsp of chopped coriander

• Half a tsp red chilli powder

• Half a tsp Garam Masala powder

• Half a tspn cumin seeds

• Water (Amount depends on how dry/wet you like your Maggi)

Method

Heat the butter in a wok. Add the cumin seeds, onions and green chillies and stir-fry till the onion turn golden. Add the chopped tomato and the masalas, including the Maggi seasoning. Let the mixture cook for a couple of minutes. Pour the water and bring to a boil. Add the Maggi noodles and chopped coriander. Cook till the noodles are ready.

Slurrrrrrrrp!!

Image Credit: By jefferyw used under creative commons license

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