#1657: Shan Shoop Instant Noodles Bombay Biryani Flavour

I *think* this is the last of the varieties of Shan Shoop out there – I’m sure it’s the last in my hamper. So Bombay Biryani. What’s biryani? Let’s see what wikipedia has to say…

Biryani (pronounced [bɪr.jaːniː]) is a mixed rice dish from the Indian Subcontinent. It is made with spices, rice and meat or vegetables. Bombay biryani originated in Mumbai, India. The ingredients are meat, rice, salt, onions, ginger and garlic paste, yogurt, all spices powder, chili powder, white cumin powder, coriander, potatoes, green chillies, yellow food colour, and kewra.

Sounds good – let’s give it a look!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodle block and contents of seasoning sachet to 300ml boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

The noodle block.

The seasoning sachet.

Has a kind of baked and earthy scent.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added coriander and chopped garlic. The noodles have that texture that I’ve only seen in Shoop noodles before; it’s interesting stuff! The flavor is very strong citrus and herbs – a real puckery hit to it. 2.75 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 788821003805.

Ooh Lala: 50 Delicious and Easy-to-master Pakistani-American Recipes and Enchanting Stories (from Amazon) – Traditional Pakistani cooking meets modern demands for fresh, wholesome ingredients, and its rich medley of spices raises ho-hum meals to a higher level. MasterChef USA competitor Lala Rukh puts “quick and easy” into the mix to give today’s busy cooks the perfect recipe for tasty, nutritious, and doable dinners.

A short video about Shan Shoop.

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