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Apr 12, 2011

Chinese Hakka noodles

The recipe mentioned below is not an authentic Chinese dish. However it is a tasty dish to make.

1 packet "Chinese Hakka noodles - VEG"
1 small capsicum
1/2 onion
1/2 cabbage
Green Beans - few
1 Carrot
Green peas - few
Red chilli sauce
Green chilli sauce
Soya Sauce
Tomato ketchup

How I made:
  1. Cut all the vegetables except beans into long vertical strands. Beans can be sliced into small pieces
  2. Since both me and my husband do not like the raw taste of vegetables, I cooked the vegetables (EXCEPT for CAPSICUM).Allow the water to boil. Add a pinch of salt. Add the rest of the veggies and cook for 5 min (Do Not cook it fully)
  3. Remove the water from the cooked vegetables using a strainer. Set this aside
  4. In a wok, Add about 10 cups of water + 1 spoon oil + 1 spoon SALT. Boil it. When the water starts to boil,add the hakka noodles and cook for about 5 min
  5. Do not over cook the noodles. They will end up tasteless
  6. When the noodles are PARTIALLY cooked, remove the wok from the stove and thoroughly WASH the noodles with COLD water.Washing noodles with cold water helps it in not becoming sticky
  7. Use a strainer to remove the water from the noodles and mix a tablespoon of oil with the noodles
  8. Set the noodles aside
  9. In a kadaai, add oil and heat
  10. Add capsicum and the rest of the cooked vegetables and saute. Make sure there is no water left
  11. Add a tablespoon each of soya sauce, green chilli sauce, red chilli sauce. Add a teaspoon of tomato ketchup and saute along with veg
  12. Add salt (use discretion)
  13. Add the cooked hakka noodles and saute
  14. If the noodles taste less spicy add red chilli sauce to adjust the taste
Things to remember:
  1. The noodles taste better without ginger garlic paste
  2. Add salt while partially cooking the hakka noodles
  3. Wash the cooked hakka noodles with COLD water and strain the water
  4. Mix a tablespoon of oil to the cooked hakka noodles
  5. DO NOT fully cook the vegetables. Half cooked vegetables have a good taste
  6. Add red chilli sauce to adjust the spicy taste
  7. Serve HOT :)

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