Last few days, due to various reasons, my number of cooking experiments have drastically gone down. I look for some easy dinners which can be made in no time and are equally delicious. What else can fit in this situation other than a simple stir fried noodle dish loaded with vegetables?
I have liked all kinds of noodle dishes for a long time now. Remember those Indo-Chinese dishes available in almost every restaurant back home? I was missing them for a long time now. Then after drooling over one post after another by fellow bloggers, I picked up a pack of soba noodles a couple of days ago. Well, I didn’t know they were soba noodles till I cut opened the pack while making this stir fry, I had picked it up randomly on one of my shopping sprees (yeah..I do that a lot. Just pick up something that looks interesting and then figure out what to do with it).
Then my experiments with it began. I used different sauces that I had with me. Finally I got this combination, which we have really loved. I am making this a lot these days. This is my entry to Archana’s one dish meal event.
1/2 packet noodles (Hakka noodles or soba noodles, the pack I used weighed 200gms)
2 cups vegetables (onion, capsicum, tofu, carrots, beans all chopped in long strips)
2 tea spns hot chilli sauce
1 tea spn worcestershire sauce
1 tea spn vinegar
1-2 tea spns brown sugar
2 tea spns soya sauce
1/4 tea spn freshly ground pepper
1 tea spn fresh ginger-garlic paste
PS: Change the quantity of sauces according to taste. You can leave out worcestershire sauce if you don’t have it.
Cook the noodles according to packet instructions with enough salt. Run cold water over it to avoid it getting soggy.
In a large pan, heat oil, add vegetables and ginger-garlic paste. Fry for few minutes till the vegetables are half cooked but still have the crunch.
Now add all the sauces, sugar, pepper and little salt. Add noodles, fry for few more minutes.
Serves : 2
Preparation time : 20mins