One of the most famous Indo-Chinese recipe- Hakka Noodles

Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 200 gms hakka noodles – 1 pack of hakka noodles
  • 3 to 4 medium spring onions, finely chopped, reserve a few greens for garnish
  • 1 small to medium carrot, finely chopped or julienned
  • 8 to 10 french beans, finely chopped
  • 4 to 5 button mushrooms, finely chopped * check notes
  • 1 small to medium bell pepper – red, green or yellow, finely chopped or julienned
  • 1.5 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 to 3 red chilies or green chilies, broken and deseeded
  • 1 tsp finely chopped celery
  • ¼ tsp rice vinegar or white vinegar or rice wine
  • ½ tbsp naturally fermented soy sauce or add as required
  • ½ tbsp oil for coating the noodles
  • 2 tbsp oil for stir frying
  • salt and pepper as required
  • enough water to cook the noodles

Method:

  • heat enough water in a pan with salt and a few drops of oil, till it comes to a boil.
  • add the hakka noodles and cook according to the package instructions.
  • when the noodles are cooking, rinse and chop all the veggies or you can chop the veggies before you start cooking the noodles.
  • drain and rinse the noodles in running water, so that the noodles stop cooking.
  • then add oil and gently mix, so that the oil gets evenly coated on the noodles.
  • keep the noodles aside.
  • heat oil in a wok or kadai or a pan.
  • on medium heat, first add the dry red chilies and garlic.
  • saute for a minute, then add the finely chopped spring onions and french beans
  • increase the flame and stir fry for 3 minutes.
  • add the mushrooms,carrots, bell pepper/capsicum & celery. stir fry all the veggies on a high flame till the veggies start getting slightly browned from the edges. this will take
  • about 5 to 6 mins after adding the carrots.
  • add soy sauce and stir.
  • add the hakka noodles and toss it well and stir fry for a minute on high heat.
  • season with salt and pepper. also add rice vinegar or white vinegar. continue to toss and cook the noodles on a high flame for a minute.
  • toss the whole mixture well and the add the chopped spring onion greens or garnish the hakka noodles with spring onions while serving.
  • serve hakka noodles plain or accompanied with veg manchurian curry or vegetables in hot and sour sauce.


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