Maggi Bhajiya is a perfect recipe to have a make-over for your regular Maggi. We all know that vegetables are so much healthy.
Here is a nice twist to our regular Maggi noodles. We are combining it with our authentic fritters. It gives a unique and innovative recipe for the two most popular dishes.
Adding vegetables will not only make the recipe enjoyable but increases its nutritional value. It will make the fritters more healthy.
Maggi is already so much loved snack to fill our stomachs. But cooking it this way is another reason to add this innovative and quick-to-make snack to enjoy with your evening snack.
Ingredients of Maggi Bhajiya
The ingredients are divided into two parts – cooking the Maggi and batter for the fritter part. Let’s have a look at them.
The ingredients for this part are plain and simple. You need a pack of Maggi along with the masala sachet and some water. Nothing to fuss about!
Now, this segment includes a long list of ingredients. So we will be further dividing it into parts.
We are adding multiple vegetables here. It is one of the easiest ways to make the children eat vegetables. We can make them eat something healthier without any difficulties. They are not going to say no to it.
Cabbage, carrot, onion, capsicum, and spring onion are used in this recipe. If you want, you can add more vegetables like corn, spinach, cauliflower/broccoli, kale, turnip, etc.
But keep in mind to not use vegetables with water content in large amounts. It can get the batter runny. If you use leafy vegetables, then blanch and chop them to reduce the water.
Cut and steam the vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli. Or either chop them in tiny pieces in a processor. Vegetables like turnips and carrots can be grated.
Red Chili Powder, Coriander-Cumin Powder, Green Chili Paste, Turmeric Powder, Carom Seeds, and Salt are the spices we will be using. All of these spices are adjustable.
If you want, you can also add cumin seeds and coriander seeds to it for more flavours. Gujaratis commonly use a pinch of asafoetida in fritter batter.
Gram flour and rice flour will be the fritters’ base and act as a binding agent. Generally, only gram flour is in use while making fritters. But we are adding rice flour too. It will give a nice crunchy texture to the fritter.
Mashed boiled potato and mashed bread also make excellent binding agents, but they are more suitable for cutlet recipes and likewise.
Lemon juice is also added here for extra flavour and some tanginess. You can skip this if you want.
Preparing Maggi Bhajiya
Now that we have collected all the ingredients let us see how to make delicious food.
Cooking Maggi is the easiest part of the recipe. Just boil some water in a pan, break Maggi in them and empty the masala sachet into it. Then, mix everything and cover it with the lid.
Cook it till the water is gone basically, how you cook you 2 minutes noodles always. You can add some cheese in the last few minutes of the cooking. But then you have to adjust the spices accordingly.
Batter For Maggi Bhajiya
To make the batter, we have to add the chopped vegetables to a bowl. Also, we will be adding all the spices, lemon juice, chickpea, and rice flour to the bowl. Now we have to mix everything properly.
Lastly, we will be adding the cooked Maggi to the mixture. It will also act as a binding agent for making the fritters; hence we do not need to add water. Then, remix everything and make small dumplings from the mixture.
We will be deep frying the fritters. Hence we need a deep vessel and heat oil in it. Keep the flame on medium to fry the fritters once the oil is hot enough.
If we keep it on a low flame, the oil will get cold, and the fritters won’t fry. Fry the dumplings till they turn golden brown. And they are done!
Note: To make it even more pleasing, add a heartful grated cheese to the mixture before frying it. You are going to experience a mouthful of delicious cheesy burst too that way.
You can also place a cube in the centre while rolling the mixture into dumplings. Or make a cheesy dip to relish this with.