Livinghigh: Magg-num Opus
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
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Magg-num Opus

The idea behind World Peace and making a good batch of Maggi noodles is much the same: patience and good stirring. Sitting at home the other day, and was making Maggi on the microwave. Tear packet. Heat small amount of water in micro for 1 minute. Break noodles into crumbly little piece and Dunk, Dunk, Dunk with your fork. (Imagine umpteen little Nice biscuits being dunked into tea and you'll manage.) Sprinkle Masala evenly on top. Reheat concoction for 3 minutes in micro. remove and stir and mix with said fork. Place bowl under fan for 1 minute to cool, and then guzzle.

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This was the first time I'd made Maggi using a microwave. Admittedly, there are stranger ways of cooking that 2-Minute Noodle that revolutionsed Indian snack-foods as we know it. Once upon a time, I knew a strange Punjabi who would soak Maggi in lukewarm water, crush the crumbly bits till they got softer in the water, mix the Masala in it, mix some more, stir, stir, stir and then stire some more. Eat and pretend to like it. We didn't have a stove that worked in those days, you understand. And since Maggi was cheap in those days, and we were poor, the nutty Punjabi made it his staple meal.

With people like me who don't know how to cook, Maggi comes as a lifesaver. Rather, as a facesaver. I don't know how to boil rice or make tea - considered the essentials of Living Alone in A Big Bad City. All I know in the culinary department is to mix cornflakes, whip up a neat Maggi and.... no, that's all.

Favourite style of having Maggi: Cheese Maggi, though that may not be very conducive right now, with my jogging avatar. ;-)

Maggi Style not tried out yet: With fried egg on top. I've heard loads about it, and am pretty curious to try it. Only problem: still don't have a stove, and you can't get a fried egg via the microwave.


Ooh! Microwaved scrambled eggs!

Two eggs. Milk. Salt. A leetle bit of butter.

Beat in a microwaveable bowl.
Microwave for 10-15 seconds.
Remove bowl. Scramble.
Microwave for 10-15 seconds.
Remove bowl. Scramble.
Repeat till you consider the eggs done.
Add pepper.

They're soOoOo good.
You can thank me after your culinary orgasm.

By Blogger chamique, at 5:35 PM  

glad to know you are safe & snug enjoying a bowl of maggi noodles today.

your old friend from Canada...he he

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:48 AM  

Whoever you are, thank you. I've been trying to find a good microwave maggi noodles recipe forever and I finally stumbled upon your blog, and it turned out perfect.
For one grateful starving student in Los Angeles, you shall be engraved a hero.

By Blogger Swati, at 6:09 AM  

thanks for saving a dorm student! i hurried down to my friend's microwave once i read it, and it worked out great.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:53 AM  

i just followed your maggi recipe and it tasted even better than maggi made on the stove! thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this wonderful discovery with indians (and non-indans!) around the globe.

heres something to try - when you take the maggi out of the microwave add some butter and stir it in. it makes it even more delicious!

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:00 PM  

Excellent post. A little more detail recipe with picture is at

Enjoy and love to hear your comment.

By Anonymous Bshrestha, at 1:33 AM  

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