Maggi products have been my savior throughout. Or call it my Be it to curb those wicked hunger prangs middle of the night before examination days during school…or fast forward to one of the long tiring work days, when my mind and body refuses restaurant foods and lacks ability to cook an elaborate meal either. I literally grew up feasting on Maggi instant noodles and the hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce in particular. Such was my dependence on them, that the noodles became my go-to food for almost all holidays, during most travels, and on most occasions. Mommy dear got too worried at one time with my humongous maggi sauce consumption, that I remember her harvesting all tomatoes from our garden and pressing them down to ketchup and bottling them up for later use. It was her bit to wean me off the spicy good maggi sauce.
And though I partially grew out of my maggi-habits, in my adult life, I’ve almost always had the maggi hot and sweet ketchup stocked up in my kitchen pantry or refrigerator. Not all for consuming as is. But more for use in cooking and seasoning. On many lazy tiring mornings and evenings, the sauce lets me blissfully forget all about chopped up and sauteed or pureed tomatoes. This sauce promises a rather flavorful twist and kick into a few dishes that no tomato can. Easy, convenient, delicious and time saving…isn’t that a food recipe’s paradise?
One such delight is this quick 2-ingredient spicy mayo I do. I have been making this since many many years now. I’ve known Sriracha since only a few years now…while Maggi hot and sweet sauce, is what has been my taste bud’s own, throughout. I do this sauce all the time. I smother it on my burgers, sandwiches and wraps, I serve it as a fry sauce with almost all kinds of fries under the sun…and if you’ve been reading my previous posts, you’d know that I also use this on my salads. It’s a very versatile sauce and could also be beautifully used as dynamite sauce. To be honest, I never thought I’d do a post on this one. However, since I also use this exclusively as a dressing on my Crab Louie salad, I considered sharing this no-brainer recipe with you all. The simplest, easiest and most humble recipes do deserve some applause after all!
Mix this sauce up in less than 5 minutes and EAT! It is creamy, spicy yum!! Have a good week ahead and much happiness to you all always…
Makes about 1/3rd cup (1 serving)
- 1/4th cup Mayonnaise
- About 1 tbsp Maggi® hot and sweet tomato chilli sauce (you should easily find a bottle in the Indian stores)
** For a spicier sauce, use 3 to 4 tbsp mayo and 2 tbsp Maggi hot and sweet sauce.
How I make it⇒
In a small mixing bowl, add the Maggi sauce to mayo. Fold and mix them up nice till uniform. Taste and add more sauce if you like it spicier. Serve immediately or chilled. Smother on burgers, sandwich breads, serve alongside fries or drizzle enough on wrap fillings or on your favorite salad. You may scale-up the amounts for a larger batch of sauce.
You may add some extra seasoning for precise flavors. You may also substitute the maggi sauce with your favorite hot sauce…however, Maggi sauce imparts a unique deliciousness to this dip (since it has more flavors than an upfront hot sauce). Enjoy the difference!
Thousand Island Dressing»» Add some finely chopped onions and bell peppers (green, red) along with crushed bits of hard boiled egg to this sauce and whip up!