Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hakka Noodles

 
Hakka noodles is perhaps one of the most popular Indo-Chinese creation. A wholesome and nutritious street food that was created by the Hakka immigrants in Kolkata. Hakka noodles is also called as chow mein which literally means, stir fried. This noodle dish, delicious one pot meal that is simple yet gratifying.
 
 
As I have mentioned in my earlier posts, Chinese food is S's favourite. He just can't get enough of this cuisine. If it wasn't for S, I would never have leant to cook Chinese the authentic way. Apart from fried rice and cauliflower Manchurian, Hakka noodles is something that I prepare from time to time. It is a simple recipe, with very little cooking time involved. Once the vegetables are chopped, it hardly takes any time to cook this cup. Filled with the goodness of vegetables and whole wheat, this is my go to recipe whenever I have to fix something fast.
 
 
 
 
This noodle preparation can be cooked either with a variety of vegetables, or bean sprouts or tofu or meat. A colourful and exciting dish, that is perfect for children who shy away from vegetables.
 
 
Hakka Noodles recipe:
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 10min
Serves- 4

Ingredients:
Noodles- 200gm
Sesame oil- 2tbsp
Ginger- 1" piece finely chopped
Garlic- 3-4 cloves, finely chopped
Spring onion- 2, whites and greens separated
Carrot- 1 med, cut into thin strips
Green Beans- 6-7, diagonally sliced
Capsicum- 1 small, cut into thin strips
Shredded Cabbage- 3 tbsp.
Light Soya sauce- 1-1/2 tbsp.
Vinegar- 1tsp
Vegetable stock- 1/4cup
Freshly ground black pepper powder- 3/4tsp
Salt to taste
MSG- 1/4tsp (optional)
 
 
Method:
  • Heat plenty of water in a large vessel. When the water comes to a boil, add oil and salt and mix.
  • Add the noodles and allow the noodles to cook for 3-4min. When the noodles are almost cooked (al Dante), drain and refresh in cold water.
  • Drizzle a tsp of oil and mix well to coat the noodles and keep aside until further use.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a large wok or skillet and add the chopped ginger and garlic. Fry till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the chopped spring onion white and fry for min.
  • Stir in the carrot and beans and fry on high heat for 2-3 min
  • Add the shredded cabbage and bell pepper and fry for another two mins.
  • Add the soya sauce, vinegar, vegetable stock, MSG, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Stir in the cooked noodles and mix well. Toss for a minute or two and serve hot.
 

22 comments :

  1. I love Hakka noodles and this looks so good and wish i could grab a bowl from my screen.

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  2. our very very favorite! Love it. lovely photographs too!

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  3. Give me that whole bowl,i'll happily have it rite now,makes me hungry.

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  4. Tempting too much ... Awesome clicks

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  5. nicely presented.. This is my favourite too
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  6. Nice clicks and the noodles look so delicious

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  7. I love hakka noodles .. apart from the veggies.. I add some chicken.. and you are done!! one of those quick dinners for the weekdays!! Have been away from blogs for much of this month.. and had a look at your other posts!! U made jalebis!! are u serious?!?!? I freaked out when I saw that post... amazing!! complete admiration!!:)

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  8. i love hakka noodle.. nice presentation..

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  9. Yum, what is better than a bowl of noodles. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-62/

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  10. One of the favorites of my children..will try your version of noodles.

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  11. Delicious looking noodles. I have 2 Chinese food fans at home :-) and this one will go very well with them.

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  12. I love simple noodle recipes that pack a lot of flavour. Great recipe Nandita and thanks for sharing!

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  13. Hey Nandita! Loved the recipe.. And loved the photographs even more!! :) Looks amazing!

    Christmas Cook Off Contest!

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  14. kids fav noodles..super yumm.....
    BTW Iam back to blogging..plz visit my space n if gets sum time check out my new FB page dear.Thanks in advance..
    Maha

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  15. I just wanna grab that bowl & have it all...So good!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. Lovely blog you have here Nandita, and those noodles look so absolutely irresistible !

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  17. Just yesterday I saw another blogger making hakka noodle and now I see you :) You know I suck at making this dish. My noodle gets mushy no matter how many tips and tricks I follow. I am still struggling with the technique :) Your looks lovely .. like how it should be!

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  18. I love Asian food and some days I survive in making the noodle right while on other days it gets mushy. I love hakka noodles and yours looks so yummy.

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  19. A wonderful dish! I love noodles and such combinations.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  20. I thought about trying this recipe but it looked complicated so I just ordered it form restaurant. Result was a solid and taste is like wow. Chinese and Indian restaurant

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