“Momma can we have some Maggi Pakora today!” Pasta asked yesterday!
I know it sounds weird; I mean Maggi Pakora is a bit out there but Pasta loves it! Basically, she loves Maggi in any form.
“What do you want for the snack?”, the answer 80% of the time is “Maggi”. Yes, I am talking about my kid who’s no different from her father or me! How can I forget the hostel days when I used to use a spirit lamp to make my bowl of Maggi or the Chaiwala near University who used to make Veggie-loaded Maggi for us. However, things change, I now have to take into account nutritional needs as well.
I can’t ignore the fact Pasta loves her Maggi but is it healthy? What I personally believe is no single food item is healthy or unhealthy. I prefer to give her a balanced diet and I help her to be active so that I can ensure her good health. While she loves her dance class and Karate lesions, she enjoys her portion of tasty food as well.
The recipe I am going to share today; is one of the Pasta’s favorite, Maggi Pakora. I try to add as many as veggies as possible along with boiled egg to make the Maggi Pakora much healthier. Moreover, it increases the taste too. This is something I pack for her lunchbox once in a while.
Here’s how I make Maggi Pakoda at Debjanir Rannaghar!
- Maggi Noodles: 2 Packet (I have used Maggi Green Chilli flavor)
- Boiled Egg: 1 (chopped)
- Sweet Corn: ½ cup
- Chopped Bell Pepper: ½ cup
- Chopped Onion: ½ Cup
- Garlic (Chopped): 1 Tsp.
- Chopped Green Chili: ½ Tsp.
- Gram Flour/ Besan: 3 Tbsp.
- Corn Flour: 3 Tbsp.
- Baking Soda: ½ Tsp.
- Lemon Juice: 1 Tbsp.
- Salt: to taste
- Vegetable Oil: for frying
- Boil the Maggi Noodle with 3 cups of water for 2 minutes and add a little salt and 1 Tsp oil while cooking.
- Add the Tastemaker as well while cooking
- Cook till 2'/3 water evaporates.
- Take the semi-runny Maggi in a bowl.
- Now add Gram Flour, Corn Flour, Salt, Baking soda and mix using a spoon.
- Add Sweet corn, chopped Onion, chopped garlic, chopped Green Chilli, chopped bell pepper and mix.
- Finally, add lightly chopped boiled egg.
- Now add Lemon Juice.
- Add little water if required.
- The mixture should be a bit on the tighter side so that balls can be formed.
- Heat Oil in a wok.
- shape Pakoras using your finger using the mixture.
- Drop 3" sized balls over the hot oil and start frying in medium heat.
- Serve Maggi Pakora hot with ketchup.
Have you tried the Maggi Pakora recipe from Debjanir Rannaghar!
Do let me know how it came out. Also, I would love to see a picture of the same which you can share here on firstname.lastname@example.org or in Instagram you can use my hashtag #debjanirrannaghar or can tag me at @foodofdebjani.