As the world is facing one of the worst situations, the state of the corona pandemic. Nearly the whole world in under a lockdown condition. People are stuck at there home, not allowed to move out of there home for some time. This is indeed a great step against the pandemic. But staying at home is not an easy task. Everyone wants to stay at home get freed from their jobs and classes but when it really comes to literally stay at home for more than a week or two, then its really a tough task. Yes, it’s difficult to stay at home. So why don’t you try doing something interesting to avoid getting bored and getting irritated at home? Even by staying at home, you might be missing the outdoor foods that you use to tase every single day. Here we have the solution for your boredness as well as the test issues. I have a mouth-watering recipe for you. The Dalgona Coffee, the trending coffee at the time of lockdown all over the world. And the Alfredo Maggi, the other quarantine favourite and viral dish.
So let's follow the trend and try to make this delicious and mouth-watering Coffee and Maggi at home with the simple ingredients in just a few easy steps.
Dalgona Coffee –
The Dalgona coffee is recently popularised and become a trending dish on social media during 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic. The internets new favourite drink for now. Basically, it is a homemade coffee which is also called as the beaten coffee. This took a hike when the DIY(Do it yourself) recipes of different homemade delicious food items gained popularity due to the lockdown in all over the world. It was first popularised in South Koria and was also named as the quarantine drink or the quarantine coffee. The trend of making this quarantine coffee was spread through a hashtag of #dalgonacoffeechallenge. This coffee got viral on the YouTube and then after on the already hiked platform Tik Tok. Due to the hike, it has become a menu being offered in South Korean restaurants.
It’s similar to one of the Indian Coffee which is also the same beaten coffee but it has some western texture and style of presenting. The only difference in the Dalgona coffee and the Indian style of beaten coffee is the way of pouring milk in the coffee.
Dalgona Coffee is a beverage that you can easily make at your home in just a few minutes. It’s a creamy coffee which is made by whipping coffee, sugar and hot water all at the same time to giving it a creamy and foamy texture and then adding it to the cold milk. The Dalgona Coffee or the Indian beaten coffee has about 197 calories in each serving. The main ingredients of the coffee are mile coffee powder and sugar.
I have tried making this beaten coffee and it really tasted delicious. Hope you would also like to try it for once.
So let us begin with the Ingredients and then the recipe of making the viral coffee.
Ingredients for the Dalgona Coffee(4 servings).
- Instant coffee – 4 table spoon, The most important and the basic ingredient that you need is the coffee beans. The fresh and properly crushed/ processed coffee beans gives a great taste to the drink.
- Sugar crystals, 4-6 table spoon or more(according to the taste), These sugar crystals will give the sweet caramel texture and taste to the drink.
- Hot water- 3 to 4 table spoon. Hot water can help to mix the coffee powder and form a paste like a puree.
- Cold milk – as much as you need to make the coffee creamy and milky. Milk gives the flavour and the creamy texture to you drink, it further adds the complete taste to your drink.
- 6 to 8 ice cubes. Dalgona coffee is a cold coffee so for making it a little bit more child you need these ice cubes.
- Sweetener for milk – if needed. Mostly you don’t need any sweeteners as you are using sugar crystals but still if you want to add them you can. You can even add some of the flavoured sweeteners for a better-precise taste.
Instructions for making Dalgona Coffee (The viral Quarantine Drink) –
- Take the coffee powder or the crushed coffee beans in a bowl and then add some hot water (3 to 4 tablespoon), mix them properly till the coffee completely get mixed in the hot water.
- Take the bowl and pour the sugar crystals in the bowl. Again mix them all. Mix well to make a creamy paste of the coffee and the sugar crystals.
- Now use a hand blender or if you don’t have a hand blender then use a spoon and beat the paste till it gets a creamy and fluffy texture. Wipe the mixture till it gets light and looks a little more fluffier. Gently do this for 4 to 5 minutes in a consistent manner.
- Now take the glass or the cup in which you desire to serve the coffee. Now fill the glass or the cup with the ice cubes. After adding the ice cubes add some Sweetened cold milk that we took as our ingredient.
- Now top the cold milk in the glass with the whipped coffee. Place a stick or the straw in the serving glass or the cup.
- You can add some of the toppings that you want to add based on your choice else the coffee is ready to serve now.
- Mix the coffee well and serve.
- You can add more sugar in the coffee based on your choice and taste.
- If you want to use the whipped coffee again then you can store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
- If you don’t like the taste of this cold dalgona coffee then you can add hot milk to make it cappuccino.
So this was all about the recipe and the ingredients of Dalgona Coffee (The viral quarantine drink). I would suggest you give it a must try and enjoy your quarantine with the delicious taste of this cold coffee.
Alfredo Maggi –
The another trending, viral dish of quarantine. Alfredo Maggi this is nothing but a white sauce Maggi. This also got popular on the social media and YouTube during 2019-20 quarantine. People started using hashtags- #alfredomaggichallange and #alfredomaggi. This viral Maggi was trending for more than a week. The white sauce Maggi (Alfredo Maggi) is very delicious and creamy to taste. You might have already tasted the white sauce pasta but this is something that’s new and on-trend.
So to enjoy your 2nd quarantine dish lets follow the following steps to cook Alfredo Maggi-
Ingredients required for making Alfredo Maggi (White sauce Maggi)-
- 2 packets of Maggi– The main ingredient of the dish. You can also use spaghetti instead of Maggi, according to your choice.
- 1/4 tea spoon freshly ground pepper – to give it a spicy taste.
- 2 table spoon unsalted butter – It gives a salty taste to your dish.
- 4 to 5 garlic cloves.
- 1 or 2 small onions- Onions should be properly chopped. You can keep one more onion sliced for garnishing the dish.
- 1 tetra pack fresh milk/2 cups of milk – This is the main ingredient for making the white sauce. Milk gives a creamy texture to the dish.
- 1/2 cup fresh cream – For the making of the white sauce.
- 5 to 6 table spoon grated cheese– This adds the flavour and the cheesy finish to the Maggi. It makes the dish delicious and favourite for children.
- 1/2 cup hot water.
Instructions for making Alfredo Maggi-
- Take the Maggi packets and boil them according to the given instructions given on the packet. It will take around 2 minutes to cook make it as instructed.
- Add veggies according to your choice in the Maggi while boiling. Add a pinch of salt for test and then mix it well.
- Take some of the veggies and saute them in butter with the pepper, add garlic and onion in it.
- Now mix both the cooked items well. Add fresh milk and the fresh cream in the Maggi. Add a little bit of water and then stir it with cheese.
- Now cook well for 2 to 3 minutes and serve the dish on the plates.
- add the garnishing items as per your choice and serve.
- You can use chicken also instead of using veggies.
- Don’t cook the dish for so log else the Maggi will get boiled and won’t taste good.
- Don’t use too much butter. It can make the dish taste too salty which is not good.
So now your Alfredo Maggi the 2nd quarantine viral dish is also prepared. It tastes amazing and delicious. You must give it a try during your quarantine days.
This was all about the 2 most popular dishes of 2019 and 2020 quarantine days. You must try cooking both of them. The Dalgona Coffee is an amazing beverage that will delight your mood. Having a great cold Coffee during the Lock down at your home is something that you will carve for. The Alfredo Maggi is also the same. Eating the hot and sizzling chicken Maggi at home and making it by your won is something that you really need during these quarantine days.