Sunday, 30 September 2012

Vegetable noodles

Healthy Noodles with lots of veggies

Noodles - 100 grams ( easily available in all shops)
Finely chopped garlic -1 1/2 - 2 tbsp
Onion -1 
Cabbage - 1/2 cup thinly sliced
Carrot - 1 medium size (julienned)
Capsicum - 1 medium size 
Spring onion greens -1/4 cup finely chopped for garnishing(optional)
Soya sauce - 2 tsp
Chilli sauce - 1/2 tsp or as required

Vinegar - 1/2 tsp or as required
Black pepper powder to taste
Salt  to taste 

Oil -2 1/2 tbsp

Preparation before cooking
Bring water to boil adding a tsp of oil and 1/2 tsp of salt.Then add noodles to the boiling water. Stir it now and to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Do not over cook the noodles.Test it by tasting the noodles. It should be firm but not hard.
Drain the noodles and run cold water over it to prevent it from sticking to each add 1 tsp of oil and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped garlic and saute for 2 seconds. Then add onions and saute for a few more seconds on high flame followed by carrot, cabbage and capsicum. Saute the vegetables on high flame.You should not over cook the vegetables ( it should retain the crunchiness).
Then add noodles, soya sauce, chilli sauce,vinegar,black pepper and salt mix well.

Serve piping hot with tomato sauce.

Note -The whole process has to be done on high flames, stirring continuously,You can also add beans ,baby corn etc If adding,cut it into fine strips diagonally and add it immediately after sauteing onions as they will take a little longer time to get cooked. After they are partially cooked, you can add carrot, cabbage and capsicum)

You can also add 1/2 tsp cornflour mix it with some water at last to give more crunchiness to noodles. 

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