Maggi is a most favorite dish of many people irrespective of age….. Though maggi has undergone several controversies in recent times, it’s craze didn’t fade away among the people.
I wanted to try Maggi noodles and tastemakers at home. After browsing, I referenced 2 blogs and altered little from them.
- Maida / All purpose flour – 1 cup
- Salt – 3⁄4 tsp
- Baking soda – 1⁄4 tsp
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Onion powder – 2 tbsp
- Garlic powder – 1 tbsp
- Red chili powder – 3⁄4 tsp
- Turmeric powder – 1⁄2 tsp
- Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
- Sugar – 1 tbsp
- Salt – 1⁄2 tsp
- Cornflour – 1⁄4 tsp
- Citric acid granules – 1⁄4 tsp
- Ajinomoto – 1 tsp
- Oil – 1 tsp
- In a mixing bowl, add maida/all purpose flour, salt and baking soda.
- Add oil to it.
- Now add water little by little and knead it for 5-7 minutes into a stiff dough. Cover and let the dough rest for 20 minutes.
- In a sev press / idiyappam press, fit a disc with tiny holes. Press the dough into long noodles.
- In a mixing bowl add all the powders except oil.
- Mix them well with a spoon.
- Heat oil in a kadai.
- Add the mixture. Saute it for 15 seconds and turn off the flame.
- Transfer the mixture into a plate and allow it to cool.
- Take all the ingredients in a blender or mixer grinder.
- Pulse it for 3-4 times to make a homogeneous mixture.
- Homemade maggi taste-maker masala is ready.
TO COOK NOODLES WITH TASTE MAKER
- In a kadai, add 3 cups of water.
- When the water boil add the noodles pressed using sev/ idiyappam press.
- Allow the noodles to get cooked.
- Now add 3-4 tsp of taste maker to it. Mix it well.
- Cook it till the water gets evaporated.
- Veggies of your choice can be added as we add in maggi. Carrot, beans, green peas, cabbage, capsicum can be added.
- The making of noodles is a tough job. Add oil to the dough and knead it before pressing to make it little easier.
- I had mold with big holes only, molds with small hole gives better look and feel to the dish.
- I used idiyappam press to prepare the noodles. Electronic pasta maker can also be used. But it is not available in many homes. The noodles strands will be very long when noodles prepared using pasata maker.