Thanksgiving Brunch Special to Satisfy Your Guilty Pleasure: Eggs in a Maggi Nest

For tomorrow’s Thanksgiving brunch, I am sharing what should be a staple at every desi’s table — eggs in a Maggi nest. I love creating different variations with it because sometimes I eat it dry, and sometimes I make it into a legit ramen-like soup.

This recipe is cooked in exactly 10 MINUTES! Have you heard of something this delicious and tasty that takes 10 minutes to prepare and cook? Because hook a girl up if you have. I was actually inspired to make this dish from a photographer – Pooja Dhar. If you’ve heard of her then you can pretty much thank her for this recipe. We were in a cab one day going to our hotel from a photoshoot and she said,

“You know what would be really good? If you made eggs in a Maggi nest.”

And my obvious reaction was HECK YEA.


I love getting Thai Basil Noodles with egg in them, or eating ramen with a hardboiled egg – basically, noodles and eggs make me happy. So, for these Maggi nests, I wanted to do a runny egg. Runny eggs are my FAVORITE, but let me tell you why this recipe goes so well with them. When you boil your Maggi to al-dente and then make a nest, you are, essentially, pan frying it. The noodles will get super crispy at the bottom and slightly dry out. The runny egg adds the perfect amount of moisture to your nest so it’s not dry, and it adds a boatload of flavor! You can also dip toast into the runny eggs for the proper brunch vibes.


I’ve never been satisfied with JUST the flavor packet that we get from Maggi, so I always add in my own seasonings. A lot of times I’ll add in peppers, garlic, tomato and onion, but for the sake of this recipe and making nests to pan fry, I didn’t think it would work out so great. I also just wanted to keep it simple and easy because your Thanksgiving family brunch is supposed to be enjoyed by eating, not cooking and cleaning in the kitchen all day.

I hope you guys have a great weekend. Enjoy eating, spending time with the family, and resting with a couple of days off!


Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Indian
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 nest


1 pack Maggi Noodles
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp curry powder
1 egg
2 tsp oil


Boil the Maggi Noodles to al-dente, about 2 minutes or so. Drain out all of the water and then add in the flavor packet that it comes with. Also add in turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, curry powder, salt and black pepper per taste.

Warm up oil on a pan. Keep heat on low-medium.

Form a “nest” out of the Maggi so that there is a perfect little hole for the egg. Put it on the pan and crack the egg directly in the hole.

Cover your pan and let the egg cook on medium heat until it’s cooked through. It took me about 6 minutes for a runny egg.

Take off of heat and serve immediately. Garnish with more black pepper and pink sea salt if you have it!

By Megha Patel

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5 Indo Caribbean Food Experts you Need to Know This Winter Season

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Curried Chicken with Roti Parata or Roti, popular Middle Eastern/Indian cuisine

It is officially that time of year—the holiday season. There’s nothing like Christmas and New Year’s in the West Indies. Between the pepperpot in Guyana and the palm trees decorated in lights in Trinidad, the home food, warm weather and laid-back ambiance makes us wish we could escape the cold and head back to the Caribbean. Most of us, however, cannot “take holiday” and find ourselves hungry for fresh dhal puri and doubles. But, thanks to these Indo-Caribbean food bloggers, we can bring the motherland to our kitchens.

1. Matthew’s Guyanese Cooking

From Diwali mithai specialties to curry chicken, Matthew is creating a name for himself as a young Guyanese food blogger. He makes a great effort to incorporate Hindu holidays and traditions on his Instagram account, in conjunction with the customary foods and sweets associated with these religious events. However, his expertise does not end there, with new and alternative recipes for classic dishes such as curry chicken and bhara, Matthew takes center stage sharing both traditional Guyanese dishes as well as specific religious dishes made for festivals. His most popular YouTube video, with 1.4 million views, features his grandmother and focuses on the best tips to make the softest Guyanese paratha roti. In addition, his YouTube account is home to many videos offering guidance to Indo Caribbean cooking. Find recipes at

2. Trini Cooking with Natasha

Natasha Laggan of Trini Cooking with Natasha is wildly popular throughout the Caribbean and the U.S. With humble beginnings, Natasha credits her love of food to her family’s business. She speaks of the nostalgia home food provides her as she reminisces memories of her grandmother’s cooking and helping her mother make sandwiches early in the morning. Featured by Forbes, Natasha grew her Facebook following quickly throughout the pandemic by posting old YouTube videos. Today, she has more than 1 million followers on Facebook and over 200K followers on YouTube. She uses her passion for cooking and Trinidadian culture to bring easy-to-follow recipes to viewers. Her following has now reached the West Indian diaspora globally as she has also become a brand ambassador to two well-known food companies.  Follow the food expert @trinicookingwithnatasha.

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3. Cooking with Ria

With over 100K followers on YouTube, Ria is quite the expert when it comes to making roti. Her dhal puri, sada roti and paratha roti tutorials have over 1M views! However, her expertise does not stop there. Of the 180 YouTube tutorials, her recipes vary from curry to other Trinidadian favorites like macaroni pie and pigtail soup. Just scrolling through her YouTube page makes your mouth water. From doubles to classic Trinidad bakes like pound cake and sweet bread, she provides precision and anecdotal commentary while guiding you through the familiarity of home food. Check out Ria’s page at @cookingwithria.


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4. Chef Devan

Known as Chef Devan, Devan Rajkumar embraces his Guyanese Canadian heritage by creating recipes combining flavors of both the East and West Indies. His love of food has allowed him to expand his role to judge in a popular Canadian cooking show: Food Network Canada’s Fire Masters. His cooking often blends the flavors of multiple cultures but also creates the classic recipes of his motherland. With a multitude of interests, Chef Dev uses his social media platform to connect with followers by sharing various aspects of his life that go beyond cooking. His most recent YouTube video provides a trailer for an upcoming video “Tastes Guyana” which shows him exploring Guyana from the inside, specifically deep parts of the inner country. To learn more about Chef Devan follow @chefdevan.


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5. Taste of Trinbago

Reshmi is the chef behind the growing blog, Taste of Trinbago. A Trinidadian native who now resides in Texas, she uses her love of food and Trinidadian culture to share hacks, tips and easy recipes with West Indians throughout the globe. She finds a way to simplify traditional West Indian meals, that we once watched our elders make with curiosity.  From holiday specialties like black cake to Diwali delicacies, Reshmi has brought vegetarian and non-veg recipes to followers in an extremely accessible way. She even posts recipe cards on her IG highlights for followers who may need written instructions. Her IG profile is a mix of various West Indian foods while also sharing bits of her life and even her secrets to baby food. Follow her @tasteoftrinbago.


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These are just five Indo Caribbean food bloggers sharing their secrets to easy cooking. The once very daunting recipes and food instructions our parents gave have been simplified by most of these bloggers through video, voice over and modernized recipes. We no longer have to estimate a “dash, pinch or tuk” of any masala. We are just days away from Christmas and this is the perfect time to find the best-suited recipe to make that paratha for Santa.

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By Subrina Singh

Subrina Singh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Asian & Asian American Studies from Stony Brook University and a Master’s Degree … Read more ›