My sisters and I love Maggi. I know it isn't the healthiest thing around, but a quick snack of Maggi never hurt anyone. In fact, it reminds me of life's simple pleasures and cheers up my inner child ;)
It isn't unusual to find leftover Maggi at my place, because we always make extra. One morning, my mom found a bowl of Maggi in the refrigerator. It had gone sticky, but adding hot water to loosen it up would dilute the flavours. So she decided to make tikkis out of it. I was the first person to try them and fell in love instantly.
Here's an outline of the recipe...
- Grate 2 medium boiled potatoes
- Roughly chop up your leftover Maggi, mix it with the potatoes
- Add vegetables of your choice: boiled carrots and peas, or sweet corn
- Adding bread crumbs is optional, but nice. My friend and an excellent chef Kinjal Darukhanawala says that the crumbs help absorb the moisture of the veggies, help in binding the tikkis which otherwise break while shallow-frying. And hey, they give a nice crunchy texture. Don't wana use bread crumbs? Try soaked poha.
- Add salt, pepper, chaat masala, ginger-garlic paste, lime and chopped coriander
- Taste, and adjust, as all good chefs do
- Make flat tikkis, shallow fry and enjoy!
- Pro Tip: While serving, add a pinch of Maggi masala on the tikkis