Monday, January 23, 2006

Maggi!!


After a long gap, on my first visit to the Indian grocery after our move, I picked up a few packets(3 to be precise and the owner said, 'why only 3? It's 4 /$1!) of Maggi. While eating it for lunch one day, suddenly it seemed to taste good and made me wonder why I had stopped buying it. It also brought a flood of 'Maggi' memories.

When Maggi was introduced in India, after watching those attractive advertisements on TV, I must have pestered my mother to buy it. The first time she made it, I am not sure if she thought the masala would be too spicy for me that she made it with milk and sugar!!! It so happened that I came down with 'Malaria' the next day and in my young mind it registered that Maggi causes Malaria!! LOL! For a long time after that I never even went near a Maggi packet.

The next encounter with Maggi came at a cousin's place when he said he would cook something for us both! He made Maggi and I was in awe that he could cook!! I am not sure if and when I became a Maggi lover but I realised that all my neighbours thought so from this next incident!

One day, my neighbour's daughter came home and generously gave me a plate of Maggi saying that they didn't like it and that since I liked she brought it for me! I happily put one spoon into my mouth and threw up! I am not sure how many of you remember but a sweet(Chocolate or something) Maggi was introduced in between which didn't quite go well. Anyway, that plate had the sweet Maggi with chilli powder added!! 'Love thy neighbour'!!

Recently, a cousin had come to visit us from Europe and all she ever wanted to do here was shop for Maggi at an Indian grocery store!! Poor thing, because of time constraint, she had to return without her dear Maggi. The next time, she comes to visit, I know what to treat her and gift her!!!

15 comments:

Raju said...

We always keep atleast 3-4 maggi packets at home... anytime we feel hungry and tired of cooking, it is Maggi that rescues us.. The Maggi 'Curry' is very tasty..

LOl at the 'sweet maggi'.. thankfully never heard of it.. But, my first encounter with Maggi was a disaster.. Being an ardent 'semiya' fan, I didnt like the 'thick' maggi so didnt touch it for years until one of my friends cooked it in my masters' time..

mitr_bayarea said...

Maggi is an all time favourite at out place. I usually buy few packets and it often comes in handy as a tasty snack with mixed veggie, onions along with Masala Tastemaker and of course the tomato ketchup tops the dish.

sai thilak said...

Me too a fan of Maggi. Whenever I feel of eating and find nothing to eat at home, Maggi comes very handy. You dont need any skills of cooking to prepare it and hence it makes life easy.

:: The Protector :: said...

Maggi comes very handy....When I was in Singapore maggi helped me to be away from Starving.....

Cheers!
:)

Yours Truly said...

"bhook lagi hai zoron ki, Maggi chahiye mujhe abhi"..I love this fast to cook, good to eat dish :)

NaiKutti said...

A post on Maggi :-)... wow... thats one of my easy-to-cook favorite foods... and it tastes just awesome... sometimes maggi fills my dinner... and i also don't like adding extra vegetables or extra stuff to it apart from the masala they give... and i usually don't make it completely dry... a little bit of liquid sauce of the masala water floats around :-)

Me too said...

Raju, it was the 'curry' flavour that caught my eye at the grocery store!

Mitr, yes, with tomato ketchup, yummy!!

Sai Thilak, "You dont need any skills of cooking to prepare it"-this I didn't know when my cousin prepared it and hence was in awe!!

Vishnu, Maggi seems to have become one of the essentials for abroad trips!!

Yours truly, When young, at home we used to say the Maggi Advt as 'Mommy, boot lagi hai'!!

Karthik, yappa, sollumbodhey vaai oorudhey!!

keerthi said...

I got the first maggi packet, not realizing it was chicken flavoured.... aaaaa H !

Balaji said...

my daughter loves maggi :) and so easy to make even for me!

Me too said...

Keerthi, achicho..!!

Balaji, and she would think 'her appa is the greatest cook'!!

smiley said...

it is quite handy especially lazy days or surprise visitors

Me too said...

Smiley, welcome and thanks for your comments. Yes, it truly is handy any situation!

Kaps said...

It's a bachelor's delight.

Prabhu said...

Oh yeah..very comfy for bachelors..
Compared to TTopramen and other brands, maggi surely tops the list !!

Recently tried Maggi Vegetable Atta noodles here...new from nestle..tasted good !!And inge 2-1$ !!

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