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Gluten free “Non Maggi” Noodles

Crowd out those processed food cravings of your children with this much heathier version of curry rice noodles

Maggi Noodles has been a source of controversy for such a long time. With both children and adults practically addicted to it, the list of ingredients on it screams inflammation. It mostly contains wheat and soy, two of the top few Allergens. It contains gum, which can cause gripping constipation in those prone to it. It contains a really long list of preservatives, known to be endocrine disruptors, and triggers for headaches. I’ll probably be hated by those Maggi lovers out there, but let me stress that this post was not to get into the deep effects of that. This really is about giving many parents an option for their children, and many people an option for those cravings, with perhaps a much healthier version. 

When I came up with this version, it was naturally to give my own son an option, after he asked my husband to get him a Maggi from the store one day, at a time when his health was not the best. After a bit of a tantrum when he told me he did not want to follow my nutritional diets, I sat him down and asked him if I could make him something which tasted almost exactly like Maggi. We made a deal and I experimented. It was such a huge hit with everyone from Grandfather to Grandson, that now everyone asks regularly for the “Non Maggi” Noodles! The Curry powder that stole the show, smiled within, as I thanked it for this super replacement! Try it out and give me your thoughts! Remember, it is only with education, patience, experiments and time, that we can gradually alter our diet and that of our kids, to a better one. Not by giving up, but by replacing or crowding out.



  • Salma

    Thanks a lot Deepa for sharing this interesting recipe. I am looking forward to experiment with it; however the challenge is getting authentic thai rice noodles. Please share where we can get these noodles and amaranth flour. Look forward to more kid friendly recipes; especially gluten, white sugar and cow milk free cakes and pizzas too. Cheers!

    • Salma

      Also want to know which curry powder did you use for the noodles recipe? Thanks!

      • Deepa Kannan

        Salma, as I mentioned to someone else, honestly I don't cae about my brands for Curry powder or Sambar powder. I think the process matters more. But try any of the brands there, like Everest or MDH

    • Deepa Kannan

      Nature's Basket has Real Thai Rice Sticks Salma. Namdhari Fresh has so many Gluten free flours. So does HappyHealthyMe Organics. Yes lots coming up for you!

  • Ayesha

    I made these today for the kids, it was delicious!

    • Deepa Kannan

      Ayesha, so glad the kids and you liked it! Let us know if you'd like to see any other recipes which can be made gluten free

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