Maggi | Food | 2nd December 2021 | Virtual Wire
Everyone has their favourites when it comes to food but what about Maggi? Is there any substitute for Maggi? I did not find any.
Maggi is everyone’s favourite snack, doesn’t matter soupy or fully cooked, it is tasty when it is hot but even tastier when it takes the shape of the container it is put in. It reminds me of my mother packing Maggi for school, Maggi used to take the shape of the tiffin it was put in and opening it in recess was my favourite thing, eating Maggi those times made me feel like I am the king of the world. Doesn’t matter daytime or evening or night, Maggi could be eaten at any time. It is quick to make and easy to serve. It said commonly said that hostellers survive on Maggi. Though 2 minutes Maggi is a myth, from children to adults, everyone loves Maggi.
Maggi was the product of Switzerland was later owned by Swiss-owned Nestle. It was later imported to India in 1983. Years after Maggi came to India, it came under a safety scandal for testing positive for high lead content and hence it was banned in India for some time in 2015. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India told Maggi as unsafe and hazardous for human consumption. But after 5 months, Maggi came to India again, people have been dying to eat Maggi in that 5 months ban. I remember having Maggi after 5 months felt like having Maggi after 5 years.
Everyone has his/her own way of cooking Maggi. Here are a few of my favourite types of Maggi:
The most common one, take a pack of Maggi, crush it in the pack only. Boil the water, add crushed Maggi to it, add the masala pack, add a pinch of salt, red chilli and turmeric to it, 3-4 drops of vinegar and cook it properly. Don’t overcook or undercook. And Maggi will be ready in 3-4 minutes. Relish it.
The Maggi Karan Bhaiya used to bring for us, reminds of me the university canteen. Take a little refined oil, put chopped onions to it, sauté it till it gets light brown, add sliced potato to that, let it be cooked, add a little water, a pinch of salt, red chilli, turmeric, magic masala and temper it. Once it is cooked, add water to it, add Maggi and cook it again. Keep it a little soupy and enjoy it however you like with or without ketchup.
Take 2 eggs, fry them with chopped onion, green chilli and spices you like, cook Maggi with water, when it is cooked more than half, add eggs to it and let it cook. What a delicious flavour.
Just boil a pack of Maggi up to 80 per cent and keep it aside. Fry eggs or favourite vegetables, sauté it with chilli sauce or soya sauce add Maggi to that, if you are a chicken lover unlike me, you can add chicken. Relish it.
Take your favourite vegetables; peas, onion, mushroom, tomato, carrot or whatever you like, cook it. Add water to it, put Maggi, add Maggi masala to it and within 4-5 minutes, Maggi will be ready. Enjoy it.
Take a pack of Maggi, cook it as normal adding Maggi masala to it, when it is almost prepared, grate cheese over the Maggi, cover it with a lid, and let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Let your taste buds enjoy every bite of it. Everyone has his/her own way of cooking Maggi. These are a few of my favourite and simple ways of cooking Maggi. Next time when you make Maggi, try it with my style. ENJOY YOUR MAGGI TIME.