May I present to you this mountain of Maggi Noodles Chaat. My go-to midnight snack is a pack of instant noodles. I am currently obsessed with Samyang Yukgaejang Hot Mushroom Flavour Ramyun which will both fill your belly and blow your taste buds to smithereens with chilli heat. Maggi Masala Magic is great option for those days when you don’t fancy eye-watering spice.
In any case, my favourite thing to do is dress up my instant noodles with add-ins. In the case of those dynamite Korean noodles, I slice up medium-firm tofu into cubes, pop it into double the amount of water stated on the pack, add a liberal heap of kimchi and a handful of grated carrots along with the seasoning packs included. The result is a shockingly-inauthentic attempt at Kimchi-jjigae. I apologise to Korean grandmothers everywhere. However, my midnight bowl is both fast and satisfying.
Seems pretty self explanatory but let me break it down for you; First, you take a packet or two of India’s favourite instant noodle, Maggi Masala Magic. Break them up into smaller pieces, saute in oil until slightly golden, add the masala magic packet, and just a splash of water (not the whole amount). Cover and cook for 2 minutes. Thow in some boiled potatoes and chickpeas. Stir and heat through. A handful of chopped red onions, tomatoes and fresh coriander go in. Toss. Pile inelegantly onto a plate. Top with a mountain of Indian chaat favourites like crunchy sev, masala yoghurt, more onions, tomatoes, chaat masala and three kinds of chutney. I won’t even tell if you choose to sprinkle in some crushed crisps. Dig in fast so you don’t have to share. Leave no clues of your midnight feast.
Or, of course, you can make it as a legit day time snack and share it with everyone. Either way, I promise it will smash your chaat cravings like a flavour whack-a-mole.
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Yes. I use Maggi Masala Magic because of the curry powder in gives somewhat of an Indian flavour. This is a no-rules recipe though so go wild and use whatever you like.
Because it makes the whole chaat easier to eat. Lazy midnight snacks and sharing plates call for easy eating.
A quick stir-fry in hot oil gives the noodles a wheaty, delicious aroma and flavour. It’s just another building block of flavour.
It will turn to mush. Take the noodles off the heat while they are still have a little bite to them as they will continue to cook even after they come off the heat. It’s just better when they’re firm but again, this is your dish so you do you.
Absolutely. Get creative and add whatever chaat toppings you like to this.
You can prep all the toppings but I wouldn’t cook anything until you’re ready to eat. If you do, things may end up going a bit stale and dry.
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