Here’s my Indomie Recipe for how to make Indomie Noodles with eggs or even using a Microwave.
About my Indomie Recipe
First and foremost, let me debunk two beliefs about Ramen Noodles.
Correct me if I’m wrong but most Gen Xers (you know yourselves) like to think that Indomie or any form of Ramen Noodles for that matter is for Children (how infuriating 😒).
Secondly, a lot of newbies just learning how to cook are told that the Indomie recipe is the easiest food to cook.
Both assumptions are so wrong because in the first place, it’s not Children food simply because we adored it when we were kids or because it’s so easy to make.
I seem to remember all those Indomie adverts back in the day and I don’t think I ever saw one where there wasn’t a whole family (not just kids) involved in the eating process.
In the second instance for those who think it’s the easiest thing to prepare, I’ve seen many people miss the mark on the appropriate water quantity when cooking this Nigerian Dessert and by so doing, they commit one of two errors:
Either they bring out a semi-cooked food (because the water was too little) or one where the Noodles is practically swimming (because the water was too much).
But in all my cooking experimentations, I finally figured out how to prepare the most delicious Indomie yet. I’m going to be revealing my little secret to you in the subsequent paragraphs so stay glued to your screens.
Ingredients for cooking Indomie Noodles (Ramen).
Unlike other recipes I’ve written about in this Comfort food blog, the ingredients you need here are pretty basic, straight to the point and largely depend on how you like yours.
- 2 Packs of Indomie Noodles (any flavour you like. I prefer the Belle Full size 😁).
- 2 glasses of water
- 3 small red pepper
- 1 small ball of Onions
- Preferred meat source (Eggs or Chicken are the most widely used).
- 3 Sausages
- Green beans and carrot (optional but great for the beauty).
Before we get down to the step by step cooking directions, there a few things you need to get ready on the side because this recipe is a fast cooker.
Failure to get some of the ingredients ready that we’ll be adding into the meal will result in some of them coming out half cooked or you’d have to let the food over cook so those other ingredients can cook well.
And we all know we don’t want our Noodles to be over cooked and too soft.
- Peel your Onions, wash and chop them together with the Carrot and Green beans then set aside.
- If you’re using Chicken, wash them, boil and fry them. If Eggs, boil them and set aside.
- Chop the sausages into small cylindrical chunks and set aside separately.
You’re now ready to get down to business!
Directions for how to make Indomie or Ramen Noodles
Step 1: Pour 2 glasses of water into a clean pot and leave to simmer on medium flame.
Step 2: Add spices (in the Ramen packet), add mixed vegetables with chopped pepper and onions and allow to boil for 1 minute. Make sure the Pot is covered from the beginning.
Step 3: Now break the Noodles and pour into the boiling water with all those ingredients already in. Distribute it evenly around the pot then cover. Leave to cook for 5 minutes while occasionally stirring it so the heat goes around.
Step 4: Just before it is done, add the Sausages (you want them semi cooked so they can retain a little grit).
Step 5: Once it’s cooked and the tenderness is to your liking, serve hot together with your Chicken or Eggs on the plate.
How to prepare fried noodles with egg (Stir-fry)
On the other hand, if you prefer your Indomie Noodles recipe the way the “Mai Shai” guys do it when they fry it with egg, here’s how to go about it that way:
- All the ingredients as mentioned earlier are good to go. Where it takes a turn is you would start the food by first Par boiling the Ramen for like 2 minutes.
- Then you take it down and drain it in a sieve.
- Next, you put some vegetable oil in a pan under medium heat.
- Pour the Noodles into the hot oil, add all your spices and mixed veggies and stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn.
- Next, add your eggs (already whisked) into the frying Indomie.
- Stir-fry it all for 3 minutes and bring it down, and that’s how to prepare fried noodles with eggs.
How to cook Indomie recipe in Microwave
I once did this back in 2019 while i still held down a full time gig. You all know the grind of a 9 to 5. Wake up as early as 4:30am, rush to work without eating from home and so on and so forth.
As straight forward as it is to prepare this food, you’ll be surprised how often workers can’t find the time to squeeze this into their morning routines.
So if you’re one of such people, here is exactly how you can cook Indomie in a Microwave.
- Place your raw noodles in a Microwave safe bowl (i can’t stress enough how important this is, unless you want it to maybe catch fire inside the oven).
- Add 400ml of water and set the oven temperature to the highest possible degree and set the timer to 5 minutes.
- After the timer elapses, use gloves (don’t dare us your bare hands o) to bring it out of the Microwave, cover the bowl and leave for about a minute before sieving the water out.
- Now you can add your spices and other condiments, mix them well and serve hot with your Eggs or whatever meat source that tickles your fancy.
Indomie Recipe: A Secret For How To Make Indomie Noodles
- 2 Packs of Indomie Noodles
- 2 Glasses of water
- 3 small red pepper
- 1 small ball of Onions
- Preferred meat source
- Green beans and carrot
- Pour 2 glasses of water into a clean pot and leave to simmer on medium flame.
- Add spices (in the Ramen packet), add mixed vegetables with chopped pepper and onions and allow to boil for 1 minute. Make sure the Pot is covered from the beginning.
- Now break the Noodles and pour into the boiling water with all those ingredients already in. Distribute it evenly around the pot then cover. Leave to cook for 5 minutes while occasionally stirring it so the heat goes around.
- Just before it is done, add the Sausages (you want them semi cooked so they can retain a little grit).
- Once it's cooked and the tenderness is to your liking, serve hot together with your Chicken or Eggs on the plate.