#1405: Maggi Masala Dumdaar Noodles

My friend Matt B. and I hit up a small Indian grocery the other day and found these. I thought the name sounded interesting. I haven’t reviewed a huge amount of instant from India, which surprises me as they”re very popular there. Well, I don’t know if this is remotely correct, so if someone out there wants to correct me, feel free! I looked around on the Internet and read that Dumdaar is a variety of biryani – Hyderabadi biryani. I kept finding a film actor named Dumdaar repeatedly which didn’t help. Anyways, I found a few recipes and thought I’d try and take some bit and pieces from them to do this instant justice. So again, if you can give me any info about what Dumdaar is, please feel free to comment and I’ll eventually insert your comments here. With that, let’s have a look at this unique one from India.

A sticker with nutrition facts was on the back (click image to enlarge).

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Says it is vegetarian friendly on the back. To prepare, boil 225ml water. Add noodle block and included sachet. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The ‘Tastemaker’ seasoning base sachet.

Has a strong masala scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added caramelized onions, green chillies, and carrot and chicken sauteed with black pepper. The noodles came out well. They had a nice gauge a light crumble. The flavor is a rich masala. It has a little spiciness to it which I liked as well. The remaining liquid was more of a sauce than a broth, but as the British instant tends to be bland with a sauce, this one has strong flavors that are very good. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 8901058816730.

An advertisement for Maggi Masala Dumdaar.


  1. ‘damdaar ‘ is an adjective for strength. in this context it means that ‘masala(flavour powder) has strong flavour’

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