Veg schezwan noodles

VEG SCHEZWAN NOODLES

INGREDIENTS

  • Noodles one pkt – 150 gms [ Local one which we get from Kirana shop for Rs 20]
  • 1  cup onion sliced ( spring onion).
  • 1  tbsp of chopped ginger+  garlic + green chilli .
  • 2  tbsp of olive oil / regular oil
  • ½   cup thinly sliced carrots.
  • ¼   cup of  beans cut in diamond shape.
  • 1   cup  of shredded cabbage.
  • ½   capsicum thinly sliced
  • ¼   cup  finely chopped spring onion greens for garnish
  • 1 tsp  Soya sauce
  • 2 or 3 tbsp schezwan sauce
  • 1 or 2 tsp tomato ketchup
  • ½  tsp  vinegar
  • ½  tsp  pepper pwdr
  • Orange food colour – optional
  • Ajinomoto – a generous pinch for actual Chinese flavour [ optional ]
  • Salt as per taste .

PREPARATION

  1. Boil enough water for the noodles to immerse . Add the noodles + salt and cook until soft not mushy . Pls don’t over cook .Drain water and keep under tap water to remove excess starch . Drizzle little oil ,toss it and keep it aside ,You can refrigerate .
  2. Finely slice all the veges .
  3. Keep all the ingredients ready before you start .
  4. Schezwan sauce recipe –

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan , add ginger + garlic + green chilli and fry .[don’t burn – colour should not change .

Add onions and stir fry .

Add all the veges one by one and stir fry .

Add schezwan sauce + salt + pepper pwdr + tomato ketchup + soya sauce + vinegar + food colour + ajinomoto and mix well.

Drizzle 1 or 2 tbsp of water and mix well.

Add the boiled noodles and mix well.

Mix or toss till it gets completely coated with the sauces .

Garnish with spring onion greens and off the flame.

Serve hot .

There are two variations of raw noodles : 1- veg white colour noodles

2- yellow egg noodles.

The yellow noodles tastes better.

Note:

  1. Use olive oil while cooking Chinese .
  2. You can make schezwan sauce at home or use ready made ones .
  3. Don’t over cook the noodles .
  4. Don’t over cook the veges , it should  have a crunchy texture.
  5. You can also add capsicum of different colour, babycorn , mushroom , sprouts, soya chunks .
  6. U can increase or decrease the quantity of veges .
  7. While peparaing for kids deseed the green chillies or instead of finely chopping break the chilli  into two pieces.
  8. Instead of  finely chopped ginger and garlic ,you can add paste of ginger garlic.
  9. For Indian touch you can add finely chopped coriander leaves for garnish .
  10. Instead of slicing the veges you can also finely chop them or grate it , if kids make fuss about the veges.
  11. For chicken noodles add boiled and shredded chicken while adding  the veges and in the end add scrambled egg.You can also scramble the egg while cooking the other ingredients.
  12. You can make a  variant by adding  chings  noodles  masala. But be careful the masala is bit spicy .Kids don’t like.
  13. I prefer the local noodles pkt ,they r fine and taste good .

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