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If Not Maggi, Then What?



Imagine a situation: You are hungry and you want an instant food option. And there’s no Mom, no sister or Granny around. What would you do? Go to the kitchen and spin yourself a tasty treat with your own hands.

No, don’t balk at the situation. Before last week, it was possible as long as you had 2-minute Maggi noodles on your kitchen shelf. But not any more.

Some testing agencies have force-kicked all the Maggi noodles packets out of your home and left you hungry.

Before all this happened, Maggi noodles were considered quite a back-up – by students staying in PGs, by hostellers, by newly-weds, by mothers, by people living in snow-bound areas, even our defence forces personnel. Life without Meri Maggi? Who could have imagined it? What’s our life going to be without our favourite Maggi

The bigger question is if not Maggi, then what?

So, we scratched our heads to look for Maggi substitutes and came up with eight such foods that can try to do this. Results are not guaranteed.

Bread-Jam or Bread-Butter


All you need is bread and butter to kill the hunger. But how much jam or butter can you eat. Get me the spice?

Boiled Eggs

Protein-rich eggs can be a very healthy option to kill the hunger pangs. But wait for them to boil or get poached. Not in two minutes, I’m sure.

Oats, not Maggi Oats

Whether sweet or salty …. it’s cheap, delicious and healthy. Who cares, get me my bowl of soup style Maggi.

Poha or Pohe as it is called in MP

A carb-rich diet, ideal for the mornings so that it keeps you full. But can you imagine Poha soup style.

Fruit Salads


Fruit salad is an excellent daily choice to improve health. Remember an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Imagine all the iron, fibre and anti-oxidant that fruits give you. Cutting them is too cumbersome.


Bhel+Masala+Peanuts+Onions+Lemon Juice+Tomato=Bhel Puri. In short, complete dose of dietary food. But, I still want my Maggi!

Steamed or Sauteed vegetables


Ahh…all the vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants. How much time does it take to wash, cut and steam them? Just two minutes, blah blah blah!

Besan Ka Chilla


Show off your culinary and artistic skills too, to make the perfect Besan ka Chilla or Pooda as it may be called in some homes. Anyone can make Maggi, but I can bet on it this anyone CANNOT make a Chilla.

Well, we all know Maggi cannot actually have alternatives……but still Khurki gave you the instant meal options aside from Maggi.

Amneet Kaur
Amneet Kaur
Pure Punjabi blood, with a sarcastic Indian within me, brings the 'Khurki’ in me alive...No pun intended!

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