Friday, December 6, 2013

Hakka Noodles - Vegetable Hakka Noodles

Hakka Noodles is one of the famous Indo-Chinese recipe that you will find being served from small food stalls on Indian streets to famous big restaurants. This dish is a simple stir fry of boiled noodles with veggies seasoned with sauces to taste. Very quick and easy recipe. 

We love having Indo-Chinese once every week or so and Hakka Noodles are my go to for those quick dinners. I also like serving it with Veg Manchurian gravy sometimes, just pairs perfect. 

Now to the recipe... 

1 packet of Hakka noodles (150gms)
1/4 red capsicum finely sliced
1/4 yellow capsicum finely sliced
1/2 green capsicum finely sliced
1 medium carrot finely sliced
1/4 cabbage finely sliced
10-12 small spring onion bulbs finely chopped
1/2 cup of chopped spring onion greens 
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
2-3 tbsp soya sauce
3 tbsp chilli vinegar (or regular vinegar)
4 tbsp green chilli sauce (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp cooking oil
2 tsp sesame oil (optional)

Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water as per package instructions. Once cooked drain the water completely and keep aside. You can rub some oil on them too. In a wok heat the oil on medium-high and once hot add sesame oil along with spring onions, saute and add the ginger garlic paste. Saute for a min and then add red, yellow, green capsicum and carrots. Saute for a minute on high and then add the cabbage. 

Now season with some salt and pepper and stir. Once the veggies are 3/4 done i.e. cooked yet crunchy add the sauces - soya, chilli vinegar and green chilli sauce. Mix well. Cook the veggies in the sauce for a min and then add the noodles followed by  spring onions green. Toss everything together so that all is well incorporated. 

  • If you have spaghetti pasta available instead of Hakka Noodles you can use that too for this recipe
  • Cold Noodles work well when tossing and don't tend to break that easily. So if you can pre-plan then boil noodles a night/day before and once they are at room temperature store in refrigerator and use when needed. 
  • The amount of veggies and sauces can vary as per your taste. You can add more or less. Similarly you can add any veggies of your choice. 
  • I have used 3 different color bell peppers (capsicum) but you can use just any one color too. 

That's it, our Vegetable Hakka Noodles are ready. Serve them hot on their own or with a side of Veg Manchurian , Enjoy!!

Happy Cooking!!

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