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Ramen For Everyone! Quick, Easy & Vegan Maggi Ramen

Ramen For Everyone! Quick, Easy & Vegan Maggi Ramen

Presenting one more delicious and flavourful Winter special soup recipe – Quick & Easy Maggi Ramen. It is a simple soup recipe, not very elaborate, and takes very less time to prepare & cook. And the taste is just amazing. It feels like having a comforting meal in a restaurant. In fact, even after having a big bowl, you will still feel light. These qualities make it just perfect for dinner.

There is some magic in Asian Recipes I guess. They all taste extremely delicious – light, and full of flavors and the aroma is to die for. If you enjoy this, then you must try our other soup recipes too.

Story Time

You know how much I love Ramen. I tried so many different variations of Ramen and I still have many more flavors to try out. But one day it just clicked with me that what if someone never tried ramen but may be interested in giving it a try at home? Those who never tried it would want to try the simplest of the Ramen recipes. Not everyone would be interested in preparing so many different things and buying different ingredients which they may not even use again.

That’s when I decided to share a Ramen recipe that you can very easily make at home, with the easily available ingredients, and by using the most favorite ingredient of Indians – Maggi! Maggi is something that almost every Indian LOVE. And you can easily find it on every corner of the street. For this recipe, you don’t need to buy anything special. You don’t even need to do any special preparation like making chili oil or vegetable broth. This recipe is very flexible and won’t scare you to try out the delicious Asian delicacy – Ramen.

Maggi Ramen

What is Ramen?

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup recipe. But you will find different kinds of Ramen in other Asian countries too. Every region has its own way of making it. They add their own special ingredients and create new flavors. However, ramen mostly consists of the following:

  1. The flavorful and aromatic broth
  2. Cooked veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, etc. But you can also add meat if you are a non-vegetarian.
  3. Seasonings and flavors like soy sauce, chili oil, miso, peanut butter, etc.
  4. Toppings like sesame seeds, peanuts, bean sprouts, nori, seaweeds, scallions, etc.
  5. Boiled Noodles

Maggi Ramen

How to prepare vegetable broth?

Making broth is very simple and easy, It just needs time to infuse all the flavors in the water. It is cooked at a simmer for a long time, around 2 hours so that veggies can slowly release their flavors. In fact, the longer you cook, the better the flavor. You can even let it cook for 5 to 6 hours. But do not boil the vegetables. Because it is supposed to be cooked on low flame. I mostly cook it in my Instant Pot and it takes around 1 hour to prepare a delicious, flavorful, and aromatic broth.

Basically, you can use any vegetable or vegetable discards (like peels or old veggies) and add them to a large saucepan. Cover the veggies with water. The veggies should be soaked in. You will need around 3 to 4 liters of water for that. So, a 5-liter saucepan would be fine. You can add some spices too like cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper but that is optional. It depends on what recipes you are going to prepare with the broth. For example, If you are preparing risotto, then you would need a simple, neutral flavor broth. No flavor should be dominating.

After that, cover it and let it cook on low flame for around 1.5 to 2 hours (or longer). You can remove the foamy layer but you don’t need to. Once done, strain and store. Isn’t it simple to prepare? Check out the broth recipe for more details.

vegetable broth

Is this recipe vegan?

Yes. All the ingredients used in this recipe are plant-based and vegan. You can try this recipe if you are a vegan or vegetarian.

Easy Swaps

  1. Vegetable Broth: For a quick and easy solution, use a bouillon cube. But the homemade broth is more natural, and chemical free. If you are in a hurry, you can even use water.
  2. Toppings: Use any topping of choice like regular firm tofu instead of roasted ones, peanuts, spinach, french green beans, etc.
  3. Sugar: Use jaggery, maple syrup, or honey instead.

More Ramen Recipes – just as good

  1. Black Bean Noodle Soup
  2. Chili Ramen Bowl
  3. Chilli Peanut Ramen
  4. Spicy Miso Ramen

P.S. All the soup recipes mentioned above are vegan and plant-based.

Maggi Ramen

Now grab all the ingredients because you are ready to make this delicious, aromatic, and flavorful Maggi Ramen soup at home. It is perfect to make in this cold weather (or winter). You will feel warm and comforted. It is perfect to enjoy over the weekend brunch or for dinner too. It looks fancy and restaurant-like and it takes very less time to prepare. So, make it, slurp it, and have a delightful meal.

If you try this recipe & like it too, please share the photo of your creation on Instagram and tag us @thefearlesscooking. We just love to see your recreation of our recipes.

Happy Cooking 🙂

Love

Richa

Ramen For Everyone! Quick, Easy & Vegan Maggi Ramen

Aromatic. Flavourful. Vegan.

Give a new and fancy look to your favorite Maggi. If you never tried Ramen and want to start with the easiest of recipes then Maggi Ramen is for you. CLICK right away!

Make. Slurp. Enjoy.

2

Servings

10 min

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

30 min

Total Time


Ingredients

Soup Broth

Roasted Tofu

Plating

Steps

Soup Broth
  1. Heat some oil in a saucepan.
  2. Add onion and tomatoes and saute on medium-high flame till tomatoes are slightly roasted and charred. We want the umami flavor of tomato. 
  3. Add mushrooms and saute for a minute. 
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients - vegetable broth (or water), salt, red chili powder, sugar, black pepper powder, and Maggi masala. Let it come to a boil. Simmer the flame and cook for a few minutes till the mushrooms are well cooked (5 to 7 minutes)
  5. I used vegetable broth in the recipe. Adjust the seasoning to taste, if you are using water.
Roasted Tofu
  1. Coat tofu all over with dark soy sauce and barbecue sauce. 
  2. Place the tofu block on a heated and greased pan. Let it sear and roast from one side. 
  3. Once done, flip and roast from the other side too. Keep the flame on medium. It takes just a couple of minutes for the tofu to get well-roasted. 
  4. Once done, slice into thin pieces. 
Plating (per plate)
  1. In a large deep bowl (or ramen bowl), add 1 Tsp Soy Sauce, 1 Tsp Sesame Oil, 1/4 Tsp of red chilli sauce (or as needed). 
  2. Place boiled Maggi noodles on top. 
  3. Pour over the soup broth. Don't forget the veggies in it. 
  4. Top it up with other topping ingredients - carrot, broccoli, sweet corn, roasted tofu, spring onion greens, and sesame seeds. 
  5. Serve right away and enjoy :)
  6. For extra heat and flavor, top it up with some chili oil too.

FAQs

What is Miso Paste?
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Miso paste is a Japanese paste-like seasoning ingredient that is made by the fermentation of soybeans. It is a staple ingredient in many traditional and modern Asian recipes. It is used to make soup, flavored broth, noodles, pickles, fish, etc. Miso paste adds a nice umami flavor to the recipes that make you crave it more and more. Depending on the ingredients, process, and duration of fermentation, we see many different kinds of miso paste in the stores. The most common ones are – dark or red miso and light or white miso. The darker the color, the stronger the taste. Both taste different and unique.

What is Ramen?
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Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup recipe. But you will find different kinds of Ramen in other Asian countries too. Every region has its own way of making it. They add their own special ingredients and create new flavors. However, ramen mostly consists of the following:
  1. The flavorful and aromatic broth
  2. Cooked veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, etc. But you can also add meat if you are a non-vegetarian.
  3. Seasonings and flavors like soy sauce, chili oil, miso, peanut butter, etc.
  4. Toppings like sesame seeds, peanuts, bean sprouts, nori, seaweeds, scallions, etc.
  5. Boiled Noodles

What does miso taste like?
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Miso is a thick paste that is made by fermenting soybeans with salt and other ingredients. It has a very strong salty flavor which doesn’t taste good if you lick it. But it adds a tonne of umami flavor to the recipes.


Is Miso paste healthy?
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There is a lot of discussion around this topic. It is considered unhealthy because of the salt content in it. It increases blood pressure and has cancerous properties too. But the soybeans in it reverse these negative effects and proved to be healthy for the human body. It helps in lowering blood pressure and negates the cancerous property. You can check out facts and research around it here – www.nutritionfacts.org


What do I use miso paste for?
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Miso Paste is a staple ingredient in Asian recipes. It is used to make the following:

  1. Noodles
  2. Soup
  3. Broth
  4. Pickles
  5. Salad
  6. Fish
  7. Stir-Fry Veggies

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