When wrapped inside a bright sunny pack awaits a cake of instant noodles ready to stretch and a shiny sachet of magical condiments made to an unparallel taste, all set to stuff your heart with happiness, what more can we ask from life? From feeding us during helpless nights in the hostel to being the perfect partner on our road trips, Maggi noodles have been filling our bellies with love since the beginning. More than a staple snack, it is now the easiest comfort food and a major kitchen flex for all the cooking chumps
A snack so great deserves an upgrade. Let me give you 5 five ways to innovate the good Ol' Maggi and you can choose your fave.
1. Cheesy Italiano Maggi
When the heart craves all sorts of creamy delicacies from around the world, fixing up our basic Maggi with an Italian twist should be your go-to solution. Make sure there's enough cheese to justify this experiment.
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Maggi double pack
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 teaspoon grated Garlic
1 cup Chopped Veggies (capsicum, bell peppers, onion)
1-2 tablespoon Cheese spread
Chopped Basil leaves
How To Make Cheesy Italiano Maggi?
1. In a non-stick pan heat the oil and fry the grated garlic for a minute and add basil leaves.
2. Toss in the chopped veggies and cook until tender.
3. Turn off the flame and drop off the cheese spread in the sauteed vegetables. Mix well and keep aside.
4. Make your regular Maggi noodles as per the instructions on the packet. Once done, pour the Italian twist from step 4 in the well-cooked Maggi.
5. Garnish with basil leaves and serve hot.
2. Maggi & Baked Beans On A Cracker
Fancy a treat that's hard to beat but fairly easy to make? I'd take that as a yes and present to you a bite-sized Maggi snack resting elegantly on a cream cracker.
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Maggi single pack
5 tablespoon baked beans
2 teaspoon Oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped Garlic
1/4 cup chopped Onion
2 tablespoon Ketchup
Salt to taste
Cream cracker biscuit
How To Make Maggi & Baked Beans On A Cracker?
1. Make your regular Maggi noodles as per the instructions on the pack and keep aside.
2. For baked beans; heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add garlic and onion. Saute for a minute or so.
3. Add baked beans, tomato ketchup and salt to taste. Keep cooking on the medium flame for a minute or two and keep aside.
4. Now it's time to assemble the cooked ingredients. Take the cream cracker and top it with a tablespoon of Maggi from step 1, a teaspoon of baked beans from step 3 and half a teaspoon of grated cheese for the climax.
5. Repeat step 4 to have plenty and serve fancy.
3. Cheesy Maggi Samosa
Move over regular samosa, Maggi Samosa is ready to share the credit for the best Indian snacks of all time and it's going to be ah-mazing. This is not going to be a quick-fix but the outcome will be worth every sweat.
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1 cup chopped veggies (onion, capsicum, peas etc.)
2 cups Maida
1/4 cup Oil
1/4 cup Water
1/2 teaspoon Carom seeds
3/4 teaspoon salt
How To Make Cheesy Maggi Samosa?
1. Put together flour, salt, carom seeds and oil in a mixing bowl. Thoroughly mix the ingredients and then start adding water little by little.
2. Mix the ingredients and water slowly until you get a firm dough out of it. Cover and set aside for 30 mins.
3. While you wait, get your vegetable Maggi cooking. In a pan with a tablespoon of oil add onion and other chopped veggies until tender. Add water, break the Maggi noodles and let it boil. Now add the tastemaker and maybe salt to taste. Let your Maggi cook. Towards the end, sprinkle cheese and mix.
4. Knead the dough from step 2 to smoothen.
5. Pick small portions enough to make balls of dough.
6. Grease the rolling area with a little oil to avoid sticking and flatten the dough balls with the help of a rolling pin. Give it the basic shape of roti and then cut in half. You'll have two semi-circular roti now.
7. Smear water over the straight edge and join them to make a cone. Press gently to seal the cone from inside.
8. Fill the cone with cheese Maggi you prepared in step 3. A spoonful would be enough.
9. Now smear some water over the open edges and join it together to make a pleat on one side. Seal your samosa good.
10. In a deep bottom pan, heat the oil until it's medium hot. Gently add these filled up a samosa and deep fry until golden. Repeat this until either the dough is over or the filling. Serve hot with ketchup on the side.
4. Maggi Pizza Not Pizza
Pizza with a Maggi-cal crust overflowing with cheese and veggies is the most-awaited and delicious crossover we didn't know we needed. If this doesn't get you all the appreciation in your home then I don't know what will.
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2 packs of Maggi
1/4 cup Cornflour
1/2 cup chopped Onion, Tomatoes, Capsicum, etc. separately
How To Make Maggi Pizza?
1. Make your regular Maggi noodles as per the instructions on the packet. Use less water to keep it sticky.
2. Once cooked add cornflour in the Maggi and mix thoroughly.
3. Sprinkle some oil on a non-stick pan and pour the Maggi into it. Since it's sticky over the bottom of the pan by evenly spreading it. Leave no gap.
4. Carefully toss flat Maggi base and start topping. Smear pizza sauce and add veggies. You can even use shredded chicken pieces or pepperoni as the topping.
5. Bring climax by adding cheese on the top. Cover the lid for about 1-2 minutes to let one side cook and cheese melt.
6. Place the outcome on a plate and garnish with oregano, chilli flakes and basil leaves. Cut into love-triangles and serve hot.
5. Sunny-Side Up Maggi
Looks like a simple bachelor's meal is about to boost its game with more flavours and ingredients. This one is for all the people who prefer the egg side of the spectrum.
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A pack of Maggi
1 cup chopped veggies (onion, tomato, capsicum, peas, etc.)
2 hard eggs
How To Make Sunny-Side Up Maggi?
1. This might be the simplest of all. In a pan with a tablespoon of oil add onion and other chopped veggies until tender. Add water, break the Maggi noodles and let it boil. Now add the tastemaker and maybe salt to taste. Let your Maggi cook.
2. Meanwhile heat a flat pan and sprinkle some oil. Break your egg on the pan itself and let it cook. Make sure the downside doesn't stick to the pan. You'll know when the egg whites and cook. Repeat the same with the second egg.
3. Place the prepared half fry or sunny-side up on the cooked Maggi. Garnish with oregano and serve hot.
Side tip: Each of these amazing Maggi recipes can be made red by adding shredded or chunks of chicken while cooking.
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