It is true that we Indians take pride in our cuisine! It makes us happy to know that Indian food is one of the most popular and loved cuisines in the world right now. The spices, the heat and the techniques that we use are truly like no other. And, we see people from a lot of other communities trying out our recipes and falling in love with the magic of desi food. A famous American food blogger tried her hand on making a quintessential Indian dish and it did not sit well with some of her viewers. The dish in question here is none other than our childhood favourite, Maggi!
The name itself is a huge reminder of the nostalgia we have around Maggi. To this day, millions of Indians call Maggi their ultimate comfort food. And, you can imagine the rage the blogger faced when she messed up this Indian favourite. However, instead of ignoring the comments, the blogger heard all of the suggestions and uploaded another video with a changed recipe. The blogger is called Lisa Ngyuen and has amassed 3.23 million subscribers on YouTube. She is famous on Instagram too. Her last video where she made Maggi was a short one; she follows the instruction on the packet and prepares a decent looking bowl of Maggi. However, an Indian kid sends her a detailed lengthy voice note explaining how she should never follow the rules written on the packet and how to make Maggi the right way.
The video starts with Lisa playing the audio note that she received from the Indian kid who explains that 'we Indians never follow the rules'. He then tells her how to make the classic vegetable Indian Maggi with onions, garlic, tomatoes, vegetables and other ingredients. Lisa duly follows the instructions and is visibly pleased with the end results! The wholesome video has received 275k views and 1,180 comments. Take a look at the video here:
The viewers were a little skeptical about how complicated the recipe looked, but nonetheless, supported the Indian kid for sharing it with Lisa. Foodies worldwide seemed quite impressed with the recipe and have called the food blogger a humble person for actually listening and trying the recipe. Some of the top comments on the video are:
"The fact that she even listened and posted him and took the advice is wholesome and humble.... I love it, good job Lisa"
"Lisa, you're such a sweetheart. I'm sure that kid is so happy he has a whole video dedicated to him. This is so wholesome"
"I have NEVER seen Maggi made like this but honestly, I'm tempted to try. He was right about one thing though, there is no one way to make Maggi. Everyone in India has their own little modifications they do to the basic way of cooking it. A lot of people do like it plain but I think, as Indians, our collective extra gene forces us to add more spice and flavour."
"Never in my entire life I've eaten Maggi this way but sure I'm gonna try it. Thank u to whoever sent those voice notes to her"
"That was a first for me being an India, especially with the potatoes...This guy really put his all into this recipe. I understand how he must be feeling about people having plain maggi haha."
"Oh my God...So impressed by the detailed and specific instructions this boy definitely needed a shoutout really very smart boy"
We are definitely going to try this recipe soon! What about you? Would you try this at home? Let us know in the comments below.