There’s a Maggi recipes for every mood, occasion and day of the week. If you’ve ever lived (or are living) the quintessential Indian hostel life, you already know what we are talking about. But for the folks who’ve just begun experimenting in the kitchen, courtesy of social distancing, we’ve curated this listicle of 7 hassle-free Maggi recipes to try right now.
7 best Maggi recipes to try right now:
Indian Tadka Maggi
Indian Tadka Maggi is the cooler cousin of your mom’s pulao. All you need is: one finely chopped onion and tomato, one chopped green chilli, ½ tsp of coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, mustard seeds and salt to taste.
How to make Indian Tadka Maggi
Boil the Maggi cake in a vessel and drain the water. Heat a pan and sauté the chopped onions in it till they are golden brown and tomatoes are soft. Add the masalas (+ the Maggi masala tastemaker) and cook for a minute.
Add the boiled noodles to the pan and stir well. Voila, Indian Tadka Maggi is ready. Pro tip: Garnish it with coriander leaves and fried onions to outdo the pulao.
Italian Maggi is for gourmands who just can’t do without their weekly takeout pastas. This recipe calls for: 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1-2 finely chopped cloves of garlic, one finely chopped onion, 2-3 mushrooms, pasta sauce, 1 tsp oregano and any form of grated cheese and some veggies for garnish.
How to make Italian Maggi
Take a round bottomed non-stick vessel and heat the olive oil in it. Add garlic and onion and fry for a couple of minutes. Chop mushrooms and add them to the vessel as well, along with a spoonful of pasta sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes. Now break a Maggi cake in this vessel and add water, the Maggi tastemaker and oregano to this aromatic mixture. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Serve with grated cheese, veggies and a warm smile.
Chilli Cheese Maggi
Chilli Cheese Maggi is the upgraded version of the plain old Cheese Maggi (which is also a winner in our books). It requires: 2 finely chopped green or red chillies, a lot of cheese, one small and finely chopped onion, a small cup of peas, carrots (both optional) and chopped coriander leaves.
How to make Chilli Cheese Maggi
Heat vegetable oil in a non-stick vessel and fry the chopped onion and chillies in it for upto 2 minutes. Break the Maggi cake in this vessel and add one cup of water along with the tastemaker, peas, carrot and cheese. Let this spicy creation cook for two minutes and then serve with chopped coriander leaves as garnish.
There are so many variations of the humble Egg Maggi, the best one, however, according to us is the Egg Bhurji + Masala Maggi combination. All you need for this recipe is: One tsp oil, two eggs, one finely chopped onion, green chilli and tomato, a handful of chopped coriander leaves and salt to taste.
How to make Egg Maggi
Take two vessels. In one vessel make Maggi as you would on any given day and in the second vessel, break two eggs to make bhurji after sauteing the onions, chilli and tomatoes. After the bhurji is cooked, you can transfer it into vessel one and cook for a minute. It goes best with a cup of tea!
Corn and Cheese Maggi
Corn and Cheese Maggi is perfect for those who are not fond of any spicy grub. All you need for it is: a small cup of boiled corn, cheese and blanched greens.
How to make Corn and Cheese Maggi
Cook a soupy Maggi and top it with boiled corn, blanched greens and grated cheese. You can garnish the bowl with a hint of black pepper and salt.
The easiest of the lot, Maggi toast makes for a hearty brunch option and all you need for it are two slices of bread—toasted not burnt!
How to make Maggi toast
Make some Masala Maggi or Egg Bhurji Maggi to go in between two slices of toasted bread and a hot cup of chai or coffee.
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