Maggi noodles is very popular in India and I had my share of maggi during college days . Once in a while I still eat it when there’s nothing else to eat. But now I add vegetables to my maggi.
Today I made maggi in vegetable stock and it tasted good. Good way to use the vegetable stock and good for kids and adults too.
What’s your quick meal idea and have you modified it to suit today’s need ?
Friend gave me enchilada sauce recipes that she got from Mexican friend and so it’s authentic. Made green sauce and turned out good.
Since it needs tomatillos, summer will be good time when tomatillos are in season. I found them at Walmart and so had to try . Here’s how I made it;
- Roast 4-5 tomatillos for 20 mins. Recipe didn’t say roast it but they are so sour so decided to roast it. Add jalapeño to roast with it too.
- Sauté white onion with garlic.
- Blend all together with vegetables stock if you have it or add water. Also add half bunch cilantro. I used water.
- Add cumin powder, salt.
- If you added water , boil sauce else it will taste watery.
You can use it on enchiladas, in taco or whatever way you like. If you have never tried tomatillos, this is a good way to use it. Tomatillo is a vegetable and it has different nutrition than tomatoes.
Alfalfa sprouts has been on my to do list for a long time. Recently yoga friend brought them for 1 of our outing and I had to try too. Bought seeds on amazon. Soak and let it sprout . So easy and as simple as it can get. It does take 4-5 days and I will leave mine until tomorrow so it can grow little more greens.
You can add them to hummus sandwich (yum), top on soup or salad. They taste good.
They cost so much at store and top of it , you will have to worry abt mold. Why bother when you can make at home so easily and eat it fresh without any worry?
Have you tried them yet? Give it a shot .
If you never tried Indian chat , this sweet sour spicy dahi Vada, you got to give it a shot once in life and that should be now.
And if you already love it , try to make this at home . It’s not hard. Here’s the secret and don’t tell anyone. Buy gits dahi Vada pack. It comes with recipe and like those cake mixes where you just add water and bake but here you deep fry.
Tamarind ,date sauce that goes with this is easy to make or while at Indian store just buy it if you are too lazy. I do recommend to make it at home though. It will taste better .
Basically this dish is fried balls topped with plain yogurt , tamarind sauce, sprinkle some red chili powder , garnish with cilantro. But it taste so good and 1 of my favorite easy thing to make .
Try it out and expand your food dictionary. One life to live .
Have you ever had fresh cooked Artichoke? Most of us probably had at restaurant or bought canned one. Last weekend it grabbed my attention at Walmart and so I bought it . Checked some videos and then I boiled mine .
Fun part was how to eat it . You basically scrape , suck the leaves as the meat is on the leaves and it’s so little. You can spend some good fun time with friends picking leaves and sucking meat from them . At the end , you get artichoke heart which is very little too .
If you are bored and want to eat something that will make you feel good afterwards too , try it . There are videos on how to clean , cook so watch them first. Just skip sauces ppl show you with it. It taste fine without extra loaded fat. And you will get some nutrition too on top of fun time .