I thought I should occasionally include reviews of new food products that I try. Sometimes, sharing a one-liner on Facebook or Twitter just doesn’t do it for me.
So, the Indianized version of pasta – Maggi’s Pazzta Masala Penne. I got this from Hypercity in the Inorbit Mall in Hyderabad. I grabbed one pack each of the Cheese Macaroni (which I am yet to try!) and the Masala Penne.
The package says “cook for 5 mins”. This was obviously not enough. I mean, how many of us really cook the Maggi Noodles for just 2 mins? Me? Never. It always takes longer than that. So that’s fine. I can wait 7-8 mins for a dish of pasta.
The Masala smell while cooking was very “Maggi”. I love the flavours usually so it was good. The quantity of pasta was surprisingly little. It would probably feed a 10-year old. Or maybe not. Anyway, it was really really little. I would guess between TH and me, we would require 3 packets.
The first taste and owww! It was very very salty!! I know the masala that comes with Maggi Noodles is heavy in salt but this was ridiculously salty. Did anyone else have this same experience?
I am in no hurry to try the Cheese Macaroni yet. Will keep you guys posted!
Note: both images taken from the Maggi website.
This wasn't bad at all! I just picked up the Masala one and yes, it tastes just like the Maggi masala. The whole point of this is quick and dirty pasta. Clearly fresh pasta is going to be better. This is just for ease and for 5 minute pasta – it's good enough for me!
I haven't tried the Penne Masala, but the Cheese Macaroni was pretty good. Almost an Indianized Alfredo! The Masala one just put me off though. Maybe it was because the packet had a picture of pasta with peas in it. Not a good combination.