Quick & Easy Mee Goreng

"A quick and simple Indonesian Mee Goreng recipe with a touch of Indian spices, which is easy on the budget, but big on taste. To make the meal more nutritious and substantial, add chopped baby spinach leaves and an egg."
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  • 2 (8 ounce) packets Maggi 2-minute noodles (Use IndoMee instead of Maggi for more authentic taste)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste (Or 2 cloves of smashed garlic)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 small potato, diced
  • 1 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 25 g mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs coriander, chopped


  • According to the packet's instructions, boil noodles. Drain and set aside.
  • In a shallow pan, add oil. When the pan is hot, add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a minute or two.
  • Throw in onions. Fry until soft.
  • When onions are soft, add in green chilli. Stir fry for 3 minute
  • Add in potatoes. Fry for 5min, then add chilli powder and carrots. Cover or fry until brown and soft.
  • When potatoes are done, add tomatoes, and stir fry for another 10 minutes, or until tomatoes' juices have evaporated.
  • In a large salad bowl, throw everything from the pan in, the noodles you had set aside earlier, the chopped coriander and toss in with the seasonings with the packet.
  • Put on serving plates, add mozzarella cheese and let melt before serving warm.

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  1. VERY flavorful, inexpensive and simple! I've made another variation of this with peas in addition to the other veggies. The only thing i did change completely is to fry the spices and veggies...add water to the cooked veggies (aprox 2 cups) then add the noodles and cook until al dente. I have also omitted the garam masala and used cumin, cayenne and turmeric. A number of ways to prepare this! Thank you so much for posting! I think I will be playing with this recipe a lot!!! P.S. Is wonderful with mango pickle
  2. This was very good, even my picky younger daughter really enjoyed it! I did omit the chili, and put in the garlic and ginger when I added the tomato. I also upped the veggies a bit, and added a finely sliced zucchini. As per your suggestion, I made a small egg omelet and sliced it before adding to the dish at the end, more as garnish, and I didn't use the cheese. This is a versatile, quick and easy dish, definitely an addition to our regular meal plan! Thank you, Deux Petits Chefs, made for Spring PAC 2012


Deux Petits Chefs means "Two Little Cooks". A brother and sister duo who dabbles in the fine art of cooking. One lives in Singapore, currently serving in the national army and loves jazz, the other is studying in Australia and loves art. Both are avid video gamers and each has their own style of cooking. The sister is a casual, laid-back cook, while the brother is a hardcore traditionalist. Areas of Expertise: Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Mediterranean & fusion fare. Both are avid supporters of Authentic Asian food, not the western/pseudo rip offs we see around the world! Go Authentic Asian Food! :)
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