May 26, 2009

Jazzing up Maggi!

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The weather was perfect, we enjoyed a long walk and were settling in to watch IPL (Indian Premier League Cricket) match. There was just the question of dinner. We looked around in the fridge and pantry and saw the Maggi packets peeping out. We always keep a couple of packets for moments like this. For this meal we decided to jazz up our dinner.

Growing up we both liked Maggi plain, without any additions, just like they showed it in the advertisements. We can't do that anymore. For this meal, we cooked the Maggi as per the instructions, then tempered oil with cumin seeds and chopped onions, then add some chopped carrots, peas and beans and mix it with the Maggi noodles.

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We then topped with some sauted Tofu, cilantro and a wedge of lime. One satisfying meal. How do you like your Maggi?

24 comments:

  1. mmm..looks awesome!! i usually like my maggi plain. But sometimes i like it with a couple of green chillies, 1/4 of an onion and 1/2 a tomato all put in with the masala and maggi and cooking it. We used to get maggi this way in our college and thats why i like it this way..nostalgia!! :)

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  2. I love my maggi boiled with whatever I can dunk in .. onions, green chillies, green peas, tomatoes, eggs, coriander leaves .. reminds me of my student days ... we were only allowed to boil stuff ... no cooking. :-)
    Snap ta ki shundor Mandira! :-)

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  3. I love maggi too, we don't get them here, get the Ramen noodles not maggi.
    When eve ri am in India i buy them there to eat it as a snack.
    Love the way you jazzed it up.
    When you have time check this post in my place, would love to know what you think about the tagoe piece as you are a bengali.
    http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/2009/05/european-peasant-bread-and-2-violin.html

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  4. I do agree with you that Maggie is a real life saver at times. I love my maggie with lots of veggies and tomato. tofu with maggie looks yumm.

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  5. Love this version of maggi..the pic looks mouth watering..i do make in similar way but never thought of adding tofu..will try this soon :)

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  6. umm i like with spiced egg,ur looks yummy

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  7. I like Maggi plain. Jazzing it up is great too.

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  8. Wow awesome version of maggi...lvoe the spicy Indian tadka given to maggi...nice way to satisy the hunger at match time.....love the vegun touch also.....

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  9. Yummy version of maggie, definitely a healthy and a tasty one!!! spiced up maggie is tempting me!!!

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  10. I love maggi. And anywya will do! Yours looks awesome!

    BTW, I think Ashwin met my in laws on the train from Chicago. They were talking about him and I heard them say his wife is Mandira and I thought it was too much of a coincidence for it not to be you!

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  11. A_and_N: Small world :) It was lovely chatting with them. It'd be nice to see them again if they are planning to come back to Ann Arbor this summer.

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  12. i add cheese spread, chilly sauce and cheese cubes to my maggi :D absolutely love it and yours look glam!

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  13. Yummy! I add some peas, carrot, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers in boiling water, then add the noodles and masala and cook as usual. I keep it quite soupy...slurp!

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  14. GUess this is my first time to ur blog...u hv a nice blog out here....Maggi has always been a savior.I always do the seasoning and then add some extra masalas....never thot of making ur way...loved it!

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  15. I have my Maggi all kinds
    1. boiled with tomatoes + chili and then topped with scrambled egges or shrimp

    2. Also make it like regular noodles with all veggies

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  16. This jazzed up Maggi looks very gourmet! Good work! I will try it out soon enough!
    http://borntohog.blogspot.com/

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  17. I conveyed the message! :) And - though they are not coming back to AA anytime now again, they promise to contact you if they return!

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  18. Hey, adding tofu is a great way to convince ourselves that Maggi isn't all bad. :) I like mine with a handful of crunchy, sliced onions, loads of cilantro and lemon, and a good helping of a shredded omelet. Yum--comfort food at its best!

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  19. Anonymous12:51 PM

    Has anyone just tried to add maggi hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce to regular maggi? It is Heavenly!!

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  20. It looks very goods
    I'll definitely to come back to your blog again.
    www.ahacook.com

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  21. Wow ..Maggie is my favourite food & easy to make also . Amio hater samne j veggie pai tai dea dei maggie te . Pictures looks so delicious . It feels me hungry .

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  22. Nice way to make it tastier and healthier!

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  23. Thanks all -we've tried maggi all different ways, with scrambled eggs, tofu and am always looking for new ways to try. :)

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  24. WOW...
    Thanks for this post, your Jazzed up Maggi sure looks yummy my son is one big fan of maggi but it should be only Maggi without any additions , but after reading your post he has accepted to try out this version , hope he likes it and continues to do so...
    Thanks again......

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