Friday, May 8, 2015

Maggi Sandwich For The Hungry Soul

My friends in hostels and PGs would relate to this. After all, Maggi and bread are the two staples available at any time...even if there's no other food in the house, there's Maggi to the rescue!

And for those hungry souls who get a midnight pang, they simply toast some bread and fill it with their favourite Maggi. I can't wait to try this funny combination.

But let me ask you..why stop at that? If you're really hungry, go ahead and add some cheese slices to this sandwich. Lettuce leaves make for a healthy excuse. But if you don't have iceberg or Romaine, add the freshness factor with the help of green capsicum (thinly sliced), shredded carrot, or even finely chopped onion or green peas. Use your imagination!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Noodle Mania Around The World

Be it Maggi, or any other brand, people love noodles around the world. If you're one of them, you'll enjoy these cute, funny noodle photos:

I've heard of noodle fans, but this person has taken the meaning too literally! I guess he is in a tearing rush to eat piping hot noodles.

Apparently, noodles inspire art too! Try making your own noodle art the next time around.

Now, you can have your noodles and eat them too!

This one is my favorite...A noodle doodle that replicates your photograph.. Like Sketch Artist, but with noodles. Win!

Harry Styles Does It In Style!

Please Note: The images on this particular post do not belong to me. I have found them on Google and shared them with fellow noodle-lovers for non-commercial purposes.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Top 5 Flavour Boosters for your Maggi

Everybody loves a piping hot bowl of Maggi noodles. What's great about Maggi is that it is easy and quick to prepare, and you need NO cooking skills to perfect the noodles (my 8-year-old cousin makes it ;)
Is it just me, or do you also think that Maggi's signature masala has lost some of its bang? You know me, I have always added more magic, more masala to my Maggi. At the end of the day we're talking about 2-minute noodles and if you really don't have the time or the patience to follow my Maggi recipes, simply use 1 additional ingredient and watch the flavours boom.
Here are my top 5 flavour boosters for Maggi... pick one!

  1. CHEESE.... need i say more? Cheese can make the dullest dish shine. Grate some cheddar on top of the noodles before you turn off the heat.
  2. OREGANO... What do you do with those extra packets from Dominos, anyway?
  3. CELERY... If there was just one fresh ingredient I could pick from the supermarket, this would be it. Clean the stalks and chop them finely, mix away
  4. CARROT AND PEAS.... and if you have the choice for 2 fresh ingredients, pls try carrots and boiled peas. If you notice the Maggi packet, carrots and peas are the suggested garnish for all the right reasons
  5. BUTTER... this is unusual, but good ol' Amul butter can add loads of flavour to Maggi. Melt in a teaspoon of butter while cooking, no more, no less.
Leave your comments and ideas below :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Maggi recipe you must not miss!

So my mom did something very innovative with Maggi recently, here's a recipe worth sharing.
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 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Whats baking in my kitchen?

Fresh out of the oven!

Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

Chocolate cake for L'infini dance academy, Mumbai

Red velvet pies

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hakka Maggi

Ok now this is a modified version of my Eggy Maggi because I have actually tried it and served it to my uncle, sister, mom. They loved it :)

You need:-
  • Sesame Oil (it goes really well with Chinese cooking. If you don't have it, use Olive Oil)
  • Chilli Sauce, Chilli Flakes
  • Dark Soy Sauce - 1 tsp
  • Tomato Sauce - 1 tsp
  • 2 cloves of garlic - mashed & finely chopped
  • Onion - cut lengthwise
  • Spring Onions - finely chop the green part
  • Carrot - cut lengthwise
  • Capsicum - cut lengthwise
  • 2 eggs - remove most of the yolk, keep some, beat it up well
  • 1 packet of Maggi noodles

  • Heat oil in the pan, add garlic
  • Add the onions, don't wait for them to get golden-brown before you...
  • Add the Carrot & Capsicum
  • Now you must make a little cavity in the middle of the veggies (trust me!), add more oil, dump in the beaten eggs and stir continously till the egg cooks and forms "bhurji"
  • Mix in the chilli flakes, salt, soy sauce, chilli sauce, tomato sauce
  • Stir stir stir
  • But hey! Don't overcook... Let the veggies remain slightly crunchy!
  • Simultaneously, cook the Maggi noodles as per the usual procedure
  • When the noodles are almost-cooked, add in your Veggie mixture
  • Stir stir stir
  • Cover with a lid, let it set and self-cook for a while
cheers! tell me how it was