Thursday, November 13, 2008

Spicy Mixed Noodles & Dry Chilly Cauliflower

I think I have mentioned innumerable times about my liking towards Chinese food and how much my husband and I keep visiting restaurants (but obviously Chinese) time and time again. There have been times when we decide purposefully to go to a non-Chinese restaurants and end up eating a fried rice or Chinese starter or at least a Chinese soup. So without wasting too much of time lets jump to today's menu : Spicy Mixed Noodles and Dry chilly cauliflower(very Indian way - Microwave cooking)

Spicy Mixed Noodles:

Ingredients:
  • 1 pack - Hakka Noodles(generally available in supermarkets)
  • 1 tsp - Oil
  • 1 - Carrot, thinly sliced
  • 10-12 - Beans, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1/4 cup - Cabbage, sliced
  • 1/2 - Capsicum, sliced
  • 2 - Eggs (optional, omit if Vegetarian)
  • 1/4 cup - Chicken, cooked and shredded (optional, omit if Vegetarian)
  • 1 tsp - Tabasco sauce (generally used for Barbequed dishes, but this adds a peculiar taste to food and adds a lot of heat)
  • 1 tsp - Chilly sauce
  • 1 tsp - Soya sauce
  • Pepper (according to taste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp - Oil

Method:

  • Cook and strain the noodles with a teaspoon of oil and let it cool for an hour.
  • Add a 1 tsp of oil and heat a wok or deep kadhai. Scramble the eggs with some salt and pepper and keep aside.
  • Add 1 more tsp of oil and saute the shredded chicken with salt and pepper and keep it aside.
  • Add the rest of the oil and add the beans and carrot and saute for 2 minutes and add the cabbage and capsicum and saute for another 2 minutes. The veges should not be overcooked but crunchy.
  • Once done empty the noodles into the wok and mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add all the sauces and mix well. If required add pepper powder and salt. For extra heat(spice) you may add Dry red chilly flakes.
  • Serve hot.
Dry Chilly Cauliflower:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 - Cauliflower florets
  • 2 tbsp - Oil
  • 1 - Onion, diced
  • 1/2" piece - Ginger, chopped fine
  • 2-3 flakes of Garlic, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp - Soya sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp - Vinegar
  • 4-5 -Green chillies, slit
  • 1 medium sized - capsicum, diced
  • 1 tbsp - Cornflour mixed with 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp - Sugar
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • In a microwave proff dish, add the oil, onion, ginger, garlic, soya sauce and cauliflower. Mix and microwave covered for 5 minutes on high.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients. Mix and microwave uncovered for 3 minutes. Mix and serve hot.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

it looks yummm
~Gayatri~

veena said...

Hi da ..
Thats a great combination ..Both noodles and chilly cauliflower looks yummy ...I love Gobi ..
love
veena

veena said...

Hi Divz..
plz collect ur award
http://curryworld.wordpress.com/2008/11/15/rave-dosa/
love
veena

Divz said...

hmmm i can die for chinese food any day!!
and veena thanks a lot for all those awards..:)

anudivya said...

This looks very nice. Good job!
My first time here... nice blog.

Tina said...

poooyi....adipoli combination..ohhhh i want this spicy dish now....poruvane....