Tuesday, April 25, 2017

VEGETABLE HAKKA NOODLES

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Vegetable Hakka Noodles - Smoky, Steamy and Incredibly Spicy!!

Starting off this week with this delicious plate of Vegetable Hakka Noodles.

By the way, I chopped so many veggies for this that now my fingers refuse to move. I think, I need some help getting off my bed and writing down the blog post for you all. Hahaha

Aheeeem, coming back to the post, Hakka Noodles is an easy Indian-Chinese recipe which combines the goodness of colorful veggies and sizzling sauces! It's basically a fusion between Indian flavors and Chinese Noodles. This is a must try recipe for the chilli lovers. These Noodles are super easy to make and they taste delicious. You can serve them with Manchurian, Chilli Paneer or any Chinese style gravy for a complete wholesome meal.

It's an open end recipe and it's variations are endless. You can always toss a few extra veggies and add brightness to your noodles! It can happily adapt to other vegetables too.


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The key is to toss, until the veggies are tender but still crisp. Fresh ginger and garlic adds a great burst of flavor and make it taste even better. I used soy sauce and vinegar in my noodles. They are easily available in the market. If they are not in your kitchen cabinet, you can stir in the contents from the sachet (which comes with the noodles packet) and can pour some tomato ketchup, it will taste great!

In order to get a restaurant like taste it need to be cooked in a certain way. Parboil the noodles in the salted water for 4 minutes or as per the instructions written in the noodles packet. DON'T OVERCOOK THEM. To give the steamy and smoky flavor to the noodles do all the cooking in the large wok and stir fry the veggies on high flame.

Hope you give it a try and love it as much as I do!


VEGETABLE HAKKA NOODLES



Preparation time :10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4 people
Author : The Food Root

INGREDIENTS
1 packet of hakka noodles or 150 grams of thin rice noodles
3 tablespoons - Olive oil
1/2 inch - ginger, peeled, grated
5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Pinch of cumin seeds (optional)
2 small onions, thinly sliced
2 medium carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
1 large bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup beans, chopped
handful of peas
1 big tomato, chopped
2 green chillis, chopped
1 teaspoon - Salt or as per taste
1/4 teaspoon - Turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon - Pepper
1/4 teaspoon - Red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons - Rice vinegar
1/2 tablespoon - Soy sauce
Chopped coriander leaves

METHOD
1. Bring in a large pot of water to boil. Once the water starts boiling, add 1 tsp of salt and noodles, cook for 3-4 minutes. Don't overcook them. Drain off the excess water and rinse them under the cold running water. Leave them in a colander, toss in 1 tsp of oil on the noodles to prevent them from sticking and set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in a wok or a pan and add ginger and garlic, continue cooking until fragrant, about 40 seconds. Add cumin seeds. Sauté the cumin until they crackle.

3. When the cumin starts crackling, add onion and cook on medium-high flame, stirring occasionally, until lightly softened, about 3 minutes.

4. Add carrot, beans and peas and cook for for 4-5 minutes on high flame. Stir it occasionally. (If your veggies starts sticking to the pan or wok, you can reduce the heat.) Add tomatoes, bell pepper and green chillis, stir it for next 3-4 minutes.

5. Season it with a pinch of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and turmeric powder, mix it well.

6. Add in the cooked noodles to the wok and toss to coat.

7. Drizzle some rice vinegar and soy sauce. Stir fry to combine!

8. Garnish them with chopped coriander leaves and transfer immediately to a serving bowl. Serve it hot and enjoy!

NOTES
1. Parboil the noodles in the salted water for 4 minutes or as per the instructions written in the noodles packet.

2. Do not overcook the noodles.

3. To give the steamy and smoky flavor to the noodles do all the cooking in the large wok and stir fry the veggies on high flame.

4. Use the right condiments to add in the noodles.

5. In case they are not available, you can stir in the contents from the sachet which comes with the noodles packet and can also pour some tomato ketchup, it will taste great!




8 comments:

  1. Mouth watering !! Good content . Love the way you present your food

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  2. I've actually never made noodles but these look delish!

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  3. So colorful and tasteful! I never add turmeric powder in noodles but it seems good to taste. Going to add it next time.

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  4. Thanks for sharing. Great post with beautiful graphics to back up what seems to be a delicious dish.

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  5. This sounds lush! I'm always up for trying new recipes and pretty sure this is gonna make it to my next week's menu!! :)

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  6. Looks delicious and healthy! I should give this a try! Lovely post!

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