Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Veggie Noodles - Chinese style

Whenever I have very short time in my hands for preparing lunch, I will always opt for Noodles. What better way to add tons of vegetables and flavour to your meals than Noodles.Ofcourse you can make fried rice , but Noodles cooks much faster than rice.You cut up your favorite vegetables by the time the noodles are done, and then stir fry everything in high heat..boom your noodles are done.
I make two types of Noodles, one using the Indian spices, and the one using Chinese sauces.I love the chinese variety as its completely different from our regular curry taste, but you have to have the right sauces to come up with the right taste.The main ingredients for good chinese noodles are soy sauce and chilli sauce.The trick lies in the chilli sauce, we need to select the hottest variety rather than the sour ones from the International aisle in the grocery store.
The chilli sauce I use is nothing but the soaked red chili flakes in oil.I dont have the name of the sauce right now, but I will try to get the name and update this post.
Now here's the receipe


1 packet regular egg noodles or you can use the Noodles from your top ramen packets.
3 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce/ chilli garlic sauce (I used the sambal olek which is the malaysian chilli sauce variety, its extremly hot)
1tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1tsp chopped green chillies
2 tsp sesame oil

2 cups broccoli florets.
1 cups carrot strips
1 cup capsicum strips
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup Onion cut into strips
1 cup chopped spring onions.
1 cup chinese sprouts (optional)

Cook the noodles as instructed in the package, filter the water and then run it under cold water
Stir fry the Broccoli florets in a pan without oil, with just a sprinkle of salt.Keep it seperate.
Heat up the sesame oil in a wide bottomed pan /wok
Add the chopped garlic, ginger and green chillies
Now add the onions and the fry well in high heat, now add the capsicum,carrots and the sprouts(op), strir well.Now add the soy sauce and chilli sauce mix well for two minutes.
Now add the Cooked noodles and stir well to coat all the sauces.Now check the salt and spice level, you can add more salt or chilli sauce depending on your taste.
Now add the chopped spring green onions and stir fried broccoli to the noodles and stir well.

Serve piping hot!!

Note: Sometimes I save the extra chilli sauce that we get from the chinese take out and use for this noodles and fried rice. This sauce is great for this noodles.


Puspha said...

Looks delicious but what is chinese sprouts??

Ashwini said...

Lovely photo Sumi. Btw I have tagged you. Pushpa chinese sprouts are long bean sprouts used in pad thai etc.

Ashwini said...

oops forgot to write - details on my blog. do join in

Sumi said...

HI Ashwini,

Thanks for tagging me, will surelr join in on the fun

Sumi said...

Pushpa, as Ashwini said, Chinese sprouts are the long bean sprouts thats been used widely in all chinese and thai dishes here in the US.

Puspha said...

Oooo ok, actually it is called Beans Sprout.

Thanx Ashwini & Sumi.

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