Here’s one from India we found this summer at an Indian grocery in Pleasanton, California. There are a few different varieties of these with different shapes of noodles. Let’s check out this macaroni style one.
Maggi Pazzta Cheese Macaroni – India
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add sachet and noodles to a pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The seasoning base.
Lot sof seasoning powder.
Finished (click to enlarge). The macaroni noodles came out nicely. They have an interesting gauge – rather large and thin walled. They come with a broth which is kind of thin, but the longer it sits, the thicker it gets. Not bad. 3.5 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058847482.
Here’s another one I found at a local Indian grocery. So this was in with the instant noodles. They have tall cylindrical wire cage-like things that hold instant noodles there. Kind of weird; I’ve seen many Indian groceries have instant noodles this way. Pazzta! Let’s check it out.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, add noodles and sachet contents to 225ml boiling water and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Looks like a twisty little wheat noodle.
The seasoning sachet.
Smells like tomato.
Finished (click to enlarge). The pasta comes out without a hitch. Indeed, pasta-licious with a light mouthfeel but not floppy; it’s got the right backbone. The flavor is definitely tomato, but with a gobsmack of spicy to it. Really didn’t expect the spiciness but hey; it’s from India! Has to have some spicy! 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8901058138245.