Friday, September 23, 2011

Hakka Noodles with Stir fry Veggies

Between him and me, am not a great noodle lover but don't mind it once in a while. Especially when it comes to one of those evenings when you are not ready to make those elaborate meals and want to dig into some comfort and quick food.... noodles can be one's best friend:-)  We had bought some packs of Hakka noodles from the groceries last week and it came in handy last evening!

It was dinner time and there was nothing cooking!? So, just like the Maggie Ad, 2 minute noodle seemed like an easy and quick option but I had none of the sauces that are needed to make a typical Chinese version of hakka noodles and as always I fell back on the Indian version:-) Stir fried with whatever veggies I had handy and threw in all the masala's and it turned out fabulous....we were left wanting for more!

Ingredients:

- 1 pack hakka noodles
- 2 cups of mixed veggies
- 2 tbsp oil, divided
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
- 1/4 tsp jeera powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- Salt to taste
- drizzle of any ketchup

Prep time: 10 mins                  Cook time: 10 mins

Preparation:

- Slice the veggies you have length wise. Preferably use, onions, capsicum, cabbage, carrots, corns, peas and tomatoes.

- Mean time, bring to boil around 10 - 12 cups of water. Add a tsp of oil in the water so that the noodles do not stick together on boiling.
- Once the water starts to boil, add the noodles and let it cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. The pack says, to cook for only 2 minutes to leave it little "kacha" but since we prefer them well cooked, I let it cook some more. Make your choice!

- Drain the noodles on a colander on cooking and drizzle 2 tsp of oil and spread it to keep the noodles seperate.
- Mean time, heat 1 tbsp oil in a wide pan and add all the veggies, salt and the masala's and stir fry them for 4 to 5 minutes on high flame or heat. As the veggies are thinly sliced, they cook really quick.
- Reduce the heat and add the noodles on to them and toss them well.
- Stir fry noodles is ready to serve! You can drizzle some ketchup for added taste if you prefer...

19 comments:

  1. noodles is a real time saver when you dont have much time...ur indian version is tempting

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  3. lovely recipe, noodles look yum, glad to follow u, do visit my space too..

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  4. This is one of my fav.Noodles.Luv it really.Luks delectably delicious.Thanks for sharing this.

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  5. Yummy Hakka noodles..
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  6. Delicious preparation...yumm...First time here...loved ur recipes...following you..:)

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  7. I loove noodles, and this one looks gorgeous!

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  8. Yum ...love this too ...looks so good

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  9. Delicious noodles in a jiffy!!
    Prathima Rao
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  10. my fav and I make it quite often- the platter looks great !

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  11. a suggestion...adding some soya sauce and red chilly sauce (ching,chinese make) wl enhance taste..

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  12. Am so overwhelmed by all your sweet comments...thanks all of you for your encouragment! I feel motivated to do better:-) Thanks "Anonymous" ...I will deftly buy them next time and try the chinese version...did'nt hv them handy...so did it the Indian way:-)

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  13. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

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  14. Mouthwatering noodles......Just want to grab a bowl. Thanks for sharing.

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