Thursday, August 30, 2007

MAGGI with a twist!

Maggi has been an all time favorite in every household, with the young, the old (and the restless). I always like to experiment with this simple 2-minute noodle and the tastemaker. I have like 3-4 varieties that I make out of this, with vegetables, with extra spices and sauces of different kinds. This is one such innovation. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did. It's a lick-the-plate-clean goooooood.
Sorry guys, no photo of this one. The dish was so tempting.....couldn't wait to dig right in.

Ingredients: serves 2

Maggi Masala Noodles- 2 packets
Maggi hot and sweet ketchup- 2 Tbs
Tomato paste- 1 tsp
Red chilly powder- 1 tsp (optional)
Dhania powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Vegetables like diced carrots, peas, beans (fresh/frozen)- 1 cup
Onions finely chopped- 2 Tbs (optional)
Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tsp (optional)
Salt to taste
Cut coriander leaves- a handful
Oil- 1 Tbs


->Heat oil in a kadai, add chopped onions and fry till it turns pink.
->Add the ginger-garlic paste, tomato paste, red chilly powder, dhania powder and fry for 2 more minutes.
->Mix in the vegetables, sprinkle some salt and saute for a few more minutes.
->Add 650 ml of water to this mixture.
->Empty the contents of maggi tastemaker along with garam masala and tomato ketchup.
->Once the mixture comes to a boil, add the noodle cake and cook till all the water is absorbed. Do not cover the pan as the noodle will turn soggy.
->If you like a little soup in your noodle, switch off the stove as soon as the noodle is cooked and don't wait for all the liquid to be absorbed.
->Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


Saju said...

wow, the word MAGGI takes be back in time. nice blog btw

Tee said...

mmmmm....can imagine how good it must have tasted! :)

Rajitha said...

maggi tastes great with everything. i will try this one out, as i used an extra masala packet last time i made maggi, so have the maggi with no masala...

saakshi said...

THANKS for visting my blog saju, tee and rajitha. Have a nice time trying out the recipes.

Abhipraya said...


I got to your blog accidentally and loved it. I have even tried some of the recipes and they have come out great :)


And keep them coming

Kamini said...

Usually I dont encourage the kids to eat maggi cos of the nutritional value. This is a nice recipe to add veggies to something they love. Very nice...

Asha said...

A quick hello to you S, still need to rest!:))

Anu said...

hi!happened to chance in on your blog and will surely check it out as i also like easy and healthy cooking :-). This Maggi recipe looks just right for me..Thanks!

Grihini said...

Heh heee :) Maggi with a twist. Nice term. I usually do it in a simialr fashion except i dont use tomato paste. Got to try your version sometime.

ASHU said...

Hey Gee that sounds yummm....I will try it myself..... :)

Mona said...

Hi Saakshi, my first time to your blog and came across it while browsing thru the net. Well, Maggie is really everyone's fav ! in my house too, I also try it out always in many different ways, a simple instant dish i call it :-) Thnaks for sharing this version of yours.

dhruv said...

maggi has always been there for me like a Saviour...i was wondering why dont you share this on the maggi fansite,

Dominique said...

thanx for that awesome recipe..its just going to try making maggi this way asap...hey i was going through the maggi fansite,, and found some nice new ways to cook maggi..maybe you should check it out.