Vegetable noodles is a very popular Indo Chinese dish. I don’t think there will be anyone who does not like noodles.It is so easy to prepare and also tastes good. I have added lot of vegetables to make it more healthy. You can even use whole wheat noodles to make it even more healthier
Hakka noodles – 1 pack of Hakka noodles
3 to 4 medium spring onions, finely chopped, reserve a few greens for garnish
1small to medium carrot, finely chopped or julienned
8 to 10 French beans, finely chopped
4to 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
1.Heat enough water in a pan with salt and a few drops of oil, till it comes to a boil.
2.Add the Hakka noodles and cook according to the package instructions.
3.When the noodles are cooking, rinse and chop all the veggies or you can chop the veggies before you start cooking the noodles.
4.Drain and rinse the noodles in running water, so that the noodles stop cooking.
5.Then add oil and gently mix, so that the oil gets evenly coated on the noodles.
6.Keep the noodles aside.
7.Heat oil in a wok or bowl or a pan.
8.On medium heat, first add the dry red chillies and garlic.
9.Sauté (lightly fried in butter or fat, pan-fried) for a minute, then add the finely chopped spring onions and French beans
10.Increase the flame and stir fry for 3 minutes.
11.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 7 mins after adding the carrots.
12.Add soy sauce and stir.
13.Add the Hakka noodles and toss it well and stir fry for a minute on high heat.
14.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.
15.Toss the whole mixture well and the Add the chopped spring onion greens or garnish the Hakka noodles with spring onions while serving.
16.Serve and enjoy.