Thursday, September 10, 2009

Maggi Or Pasta?.....its a Fusion

Dear All,
Italian,Noodles,Maggi,Vegetarian,Vegetables,Parsley,Bell Peppers,Green Peas

As you all know by now, how much I love to experiment, this bug of experimenting with different cuisines  didnt suddenly bite me, it all started right from my school days when i used to actively help my mom in the kitchen. Many a times my mom would ask me to make simple dal or dry vegetable curry for my dad's tiffin and what a surprise my dad would get when he took his first bite as the taste would be completely different than what my mom prepares... thanks to my little experiments :)

My todays recipe is one of our family favorites, the result of another experiment which started in school days and continues till date. Maggi is probably one of the most loved dish across all age groups. I havent come across anyone who isnt fond of Maggi noodles and i know lots of people who donot like chocolates..duh..can you believe it? It is the dish with which many of us have started our journey in the kitchen, am i wrong?

Back in my good old school days, I used to often visit my aunts place (my mom's elder sis) during summer vacations. They has this tradition where every sunday morning the whole family sits together and enjoys the breakfast, and yes you guessed it right, the breakfast would be Maggi noodles! During those days there was only one kind of flavor available, the masala one and we kids would generously sprinkle tomato ketchup on top and devour these until we licked up the entire bowl...yes we were that crazy!

I think before you all fall asleep I'll get to the recipe, I have always been a very big fan of italian cuisine, especially pastas with fresh herbs..basil being my favorite and recently i have discovered my new love for parsley. During school days and even now at home we have tulsi  (basil) plants, i usually grab some handful of leaves from my plant and use them....love the aroma of some freshly plucked basil, its unbeatable! I have used lots of fresh herbs here mainly basil and parsley with a tinge of paprika and dry oregano. The dish is extremely easy to prepare and tastes fabulous, i would say a perfect meal for a weeknight..did i mention its healthy and fulfilling too?

This is off to "Family Recipes"  an monthly event hosted by HoneyB and Laura
Italian,Noodles,Maggi,Vegetarian,Vegetables,Parsley,Bell Peppers,Green Peas
(Meal for 2 people)
Ingredients:
3 packets of Maggi noodles, broken into half (I used the Masala flavored)
1 big onion, sliced thinly
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/3 cup of frozen green peas
1 small red jalapeno, chopped finely
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp dry oregano
2-3 tbsp of freshly chopped basil
2-3 tbsp of freshly chopped parsley
Salt to taste
1 olive tbsp oil
4 cups of water

Procedure:
  • Heat olive oil in a big deep vessel or a pan, add in sliced onions and chopped jalapenos. Saute onions for 2-3 mins until soft.
  • Add in the bell peppers and green peas, with turmeric powder, paprika, oregano and salt. Cook the bell peppers and green peas for 3 to 4 mins.
  • Now add in the maggi noodles, along with 4 cups of water.
  • Cook the noodles with the vegetables for 7 to 8 mins until cooked.
  • Finally add freshly chopped basil and parsley and give a quick stir.
  • Serve hot!

102 comments:

  1. Parita, thank you for participating! I love your story of surprising your dad with the different experiments! This dish looks delicious and the photo is great!

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  2. Good fusion dish.....I can have Maggie any time of the day.

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  4. Sunday BF and maggie...enjoyed your memories dear:) I am also a great fan of it. Your fusion dish looks delicious.

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  5. ha ha ha.. thats a cute one.. :) love this fusion :) and buddy you got Maggi there?????

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  6. Fussion Maggie looks Awesome Parita ...its my favourite too..nice to know about ur childhood memories .....

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  7. i love the fusion! Great click! And who doesn't love maggi?

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  8. thats a good twist u have given to the noodles.. nice photo

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  9. LOL ... I agree so with you about magggi!! We did it, now my kids growing up here do it too.. they dance around the house if i say maggi, & not Ramen Noodles.. how cool is that.

    looks good with the green specks.

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  10. Maggi is probably the first food that most of us cooked :)

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  11. Maggi, being the saviour of the starved bachelor, should have been crowned MTV Youth Icon and not orkut. :P

    BTW, Parita just noticed the LinkWithin's 3 posts at the end of your post. It seems there is place for 2 more images.

    I faced the same situation in my site, and so emailed them at support@linkwithin.com. Guess what? From next day, it showed 5 posts!

    You can do the same. Its simple you see.

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  12. Hey ! we both love this dish so much. I also prepare it the same way. Just never added herbs to it!! Will try it next time.

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  13. Maggi noodles does bring back sweet memories...my mom makes a spicy version by adding a green chili and garam masala to the noodles :) Awesome presentation dear :)

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  14. maggi is and always be #1...love the shot of plate full of colours and oh yeah...TASTTTTTTTTYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!

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  15. Lovely and superb twist..Looks delicious...

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  16. Maggi is always a favorite - I infact had it for lunch yesterday! Hahah! I literally grew up on maggi and cup o noodles during my hostel days!

    This looks so attractive.

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  17. Looks lovely, beautiful click with nice colors.

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  18. Maggi definitely brings back the childhood memories..nothing can beat maggi in that category...this infact looks so colorful and tempting..

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  19. I don't mind to have maggie noodle once in a while but yours definitely looks good :)

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  20. Always love, love, love Maggi. :-) Great pics Parita! :-)

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  21. Great Fusion!

    Parita..I use Picasa 3. the font is Saffron too.

    I love your pictures too! Try shooting pictures in sunlight! It always works:)

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  22. This sounds incredible, I love the fusion of spices & flavors!

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  23. maggi fusion looks great Parita... looks colorful and delicious....

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  24. Maggiiiiiiiiii mmmm my fav. too nice reading and tempting pic. partha.

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  25. Your blog is looking lovely Parita. Beautiful clean pretty layout. Very very nice. Did you do it yourslef, or have it done. It's lovely!

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  26. Delicious fusion dish! I am with you, Maggi is a favorite of mine!

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  27. I've never heard of Maggi noodles before. They look delicious!

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  28. anything with maggi is always a family favorite. This post has taken me back 15 years to my school days!

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  29. wowwwwwwwww,,,this looks super cool!....yum yum....mouthwatering pic, dear!..

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  30. Fusion Maggi looks awesome. Very delicious.

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  31. The noodle sounds very good to me. Love the bright yellow colour that turmeric has added to the noodles.

    Angie's Recipes

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  32. Great post. Thanks for submitting. Love the idea of your dad being surprised by new flavors.

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  33. Maggi or pasta watever,it looks lovely and colorful...

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  34. Hi Parita,

    Maggi was my all time favourite food right from school days all the way until my post gradution in hostel. Remember night outs where we wd have Maggi hungrily at 2 AM...And guess what? Now its my daughter`s favourite!!! lovely fusion of cuisines and colours.

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  35. Thats a delicious twist, maggi brings me a loads of beautiful memories...Pass me that plate, am hungry now..

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  36. I've never had Maggi noodles. But I love the flavors in here! It's so fresh and vibrant!

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  37. Love the fusion. Beautiful pics!

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  38. Gorgeous fusion maggi! With the herbs Yum! Wonderful to read your memories!

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  39. Lovely read and a very pretty blog layout!

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  40. Thats a lovely fusion!!!
    one more person to ur list of those who doesnt like chocolates and ice creams!!...i m not a fan of both!!!
    but I m okie with maggi!!!

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  41. wow it looks very colourful and yummy...i just love maggi and will def try this way.....

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  42. Lovely fusion and great read...

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  43. Oh thats great fusion .. maggi or pasta whatever I love both..so gonna grab that from the screen..Looks delicious, healthy and colorful.

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  44. Hiiii
    This is the only way I make and eat always!! Only thing, sometimes,I add scrambled egg.
    I also kept the same recipe in my draft to post it later.
    yummy photo!!

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  45. Hey Parita,
    First timer @ your blog ! Loved it, Happy posting !

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  46. i love your enthusiastic experiments and you remind me of my younger days....n now i see that your childhood experiments were also like mine he he..
    do i need to praise the maggi...:)

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  47. Parita same here i too used to help amma a lot but i cud try diff exp only onmy mom nd bro bcoz my dad never ate maggi or neither onion garlic.....:P I try my variations even in maggi loved urs too adding of herbs gud click

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  48. Loved this..I am an ardent fan of maggi

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  49. absolutely yum.I have a lot to dig in to ur archives..will do it soon.

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  50. hi Parita,
    Oh yes! maggi is one of the first and best recipes that brings back floods of memories :) I too love experimenting with maggi and pasta.
    It was nice reading abt ur school days :)
    Your presentation looks superb! and liked your way of taste lift to maggi! :)
    TC

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  51. hi Parita,
    Oh yes! maggi is one of the first and best recipes that brings back floods of memories :) I too love experimenting with maggi and pasta.
    It was nice reading abt ur school days :)
    Your presentation looks superb! and liked your way of taste lift to maggi! :)
    TC

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  52. So creative Parita! I love maggi noodles- especially all the ways we can work with it. Love your presentation. It does add "class" to our humble noodles.

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  53. Hi Parita,
    Collect the award from my blog!!
    (http://niveditaskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/09/fresh-coriander-tokkuchutney-and-award.html)

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  54. That looks yummY! i prefer to call it maggi pari! :-). Like Our own 2min maggi

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  55. Yummmm!!! I love anything to do with maggi! :)

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  56. yumm! maggie sound delish.. love the beautiful yellow color :0)
    cheers!!

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  57. So delicious and easy!! Id love this!

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  58. Sometimes they sell these in the streets in Malaysia...I'm not a fan of Maggie mee, though, because I think they can get kinda...limpy. The ingredients you used are intriguing, though...YUM~

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  59. maggi fusion is so colorful to the eyes and as memories..really a quick meal,and filling too

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  60. You are right...nothing can beat the taste of Maggi :)

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  61. I love maggi and when its done with such aromatic herbs it gets much better.

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  62. Parita,You just took me to my school days!Maggi is one of my fav and is my daughter's fav too.The best thing is it is very easy to make:)Love the addition of herbs!

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  63. Love maggi noodles! This sounds yum yum!

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  64. Very colourful and delectable fusion....looks very appetizing

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  65. I do love kitchen experiments!All dishes have a history, don't they? And this one looks so appealing with these lively colors.

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  66. yum, yum! looks so tempting.

    Something is waiting for you at my blog. Check out here:

    http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2009/09/its-time-for-awards-and-tags.html

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  67. first things first. LOVE the new look of ur blog!!! its reallyyy very nice!!:D
    two- i wud nev er ever have treated maggi this way!! very creative, i must say! for me maggi is just maggi.. cooked in water with tastemaker!

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  68. You are right, everyone loves maggi. This is a great fusion dish.

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  69. enjoyed reading your post, Parita! awesome recipe...! I make something similar to this :)

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  70. I guess there are very few people who don't like Maggi! :)

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  71. nice`twist to the usual maggi..looks delicious..

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  72. maggi is my favorite even now. Good clicks!!!

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  73. What a yummy noodle dish, it looks so flavorful!

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  74. woo what a look..feels like eating..hey i have tagged u so please visit my blog..

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  75. Wow..that's an yum recipe with all those veggies.....

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  77. That colorful noodle dish looks good! Veggilicious!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  78. Hi Parita. Thanx for visiting my blog and leaving ur comment. This is my first time here and the first page itself is making me drool. I am a big pasta lover. I will slowly browse the rest of ur wonderful recipes and will definitely try some of them out.

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  79. please collect your gifts from my blog, dear..

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  80. Love Maggi any time..Nice fusion dish Parita.

    You got Award awaiting in my blog. Pls do accept them...

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  81. Parita ...
    most of the time i end with IE error when i come to your blog ..
    i always love to pass on the comments on ur blog , so this time also thought if i couldnt make it let me email you .Nice click Parita
    Kindly pls collect your award from my blog dear !!

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  82. Lovely...that looks so good Pari..:)

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  83. How fun! My father is a big fan of instant noodles as well (Korean style). It must taste good!

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  84. Your pictures are very nice :) Nice recipe too!

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  85. I wouldn't say no to any pasta dish. I am not familiar to the maggi noodles but it sounds delicious.

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  86. Parita, as a huge fan of Maggi noodles, I must say I loved your recipe. Looks just delicious!

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  87. Hi Parita,

    Maggie brings back so many untold stories, love, kiddy hunger pangs, first kitchen experiments. Your recipe is very nutritious.

    Nice pic as well.

    Cheerz
    Ashwini.

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  88. Hi Parita, first time here. love maggie always... easy to cook.. you have a great blog.

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  89. Hi Parita...this brought back so many fond memories of maggi noodles when we were school kids...I'm surely going to give your recipe a try.

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  90. Hello, Very nice variation to Maggi. And I have also tried your Indian spaghetti recipe. Taste great! Thanks for the post.

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