Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fried Maggi (for all my BITSian pals...)

If you know any BITSian (BITS Pilani alum), just mention these words and see their eyes light up like never before - "Fried Maggi", "A.N.C.", "Redi", "Rabri with banana", "Sunday High-Tea"! Let me know how it goes. Or if you are a BITSian reading this, would love to hear from ya - even a simple hello will do (Joking, right? Yes, coz how often have you met another BITSian who can stop at only a hello!)

Fried Maggi is a staple food in the campus marketplace as well as the "All Night Canteen (A.N.C)". After the "super-delicious" mess food, we were more than game for some "snacks" in the night. The greasy "Fried Maggi" was a favorite. In the girls hostel, we used to have a night canteen open for an hour at around 10pm (little fuzzy on the exact time!) - we could get Maggi there as well - that gooey dump of Maggi per serving was also delicious. More often than not, we will have a test the next morning - so the liberty to pig out that late was so that we can study late into the night! And conveniently go back to the room and "crash" to continue the study in the morning! :p

India has so many languages - I guess the BITSian lingo will someday become one of those listed language! The vocab is different - and it is amazing how soon you start using those words on meeting another friend from those days even after all these years! :) Check out this Google page on the same here.

Fried Maggi - 3 squares
Cottage Cheese\Paneer - 6-8 medium sized cubes, fried
Baby corn - 4-5 corns, chopped and fried
Frozen Peas - 1/2 cup
Water - 3-4 cups
You can also cube Onions, Carrot and Tomato - fry them lightly and add to the above mix as well. (optional)
Canola oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - a little for the extra veggies
Black pepper - 1/2 tsp


Lightly fry the cubed Paneer and Baby corns.
Boil the water.
Add the Maggi Masala and mix well.
As the water boils, add a few drops of oil and Maggi Noodles. I usually break every square into four pieces.
Add the frozen Peas as well and let them soften.
As the noodle becomes soft to touch, add the Paneer and Baby corns as well as anything else such as Onions, Carrot or Tomato.
Add Salt and Pepper a few minutes before stopping the heat and mix well.
Serve hot.

I usually add a good portion of Tomato ketchup and Chilli Sauce as garnish to my serving. :)


Apu said...

I guess this is a great love of all hostels in India. DU ladies hostel also enjoyed midnight treat! I remember a friend making this for me when I stayed there as a guest one night!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

A fellow Bitsian here? I have to call you! Nothing else will suffice...
Such wonderful memories - only one who has eaten that fried maggie will understand!

Jay said...

omg..sooooooooper tempting
Tasty Appetite

Follow foodie said...

Looks so good

notyet100 said...

We used to snack on wai wai night time as it was convenient to prepare with kettle,..:) this post made me nostalgic

Suchi said...

I guess all universities have a Maggie providing stall/space/canteen...I went to JNU and we had a shop which got super rich just by selling Maggie...simple Maggie in those days cost 10 bucks and if it came with veggies it cost 20 bucks...loved reading about your university life :-)