28.1.10

Fried Noodles with Lots of Colored Vegetables!



There is nothing quite fun' like cold weather and hearty comforting meal:) But frankly, I cringe going back to my college days at New Delhi. Imagine, hostel room - without heaters, me pulled over with big huge razaayi(comforter)!!Somehow...it still gives me fright!!!

Anyhow...myself and my roomie used to sneak out to this nearby Chinese fast food place' for some steaming hot soup or fried noodles:) Hmmm, since we were not allowed to eat out without prior notice(?? come on, how is that possible??) so we just go back and bhavla(pretend) to eat the mess food! Oh boy, those were some days...

Well, I have couple of rules to make my noodles. Typically, throw in lots of colored vegetables, as much as possible! So, you need to decide what kind of vegetables that you like the most, and its important to make sure that they remain crunchy. Its not that it is hard to figure...key for better noodles is to cook them in salted water and rinse them in cold water several times(to get rid off that wax coated stuff, that comes in today's packages), Fry them over high heat' to achieve perfection.

Ingredients:

Noodles 1 box
Bell peppers (yellow, orange, green and red)
Purple cabbage
Green cabbage
Jalapenos
Carrots
Beans
Salt
MSG (optional)
Soy sauce thick
Hot sauce (optional)
Ginger 2" grated
Garlic 1 clove minced
Sesame seeds (white) 1/4 spoon
Sesame oil 1/4 cup
Green onions to garnish.

Method:

Cook noodles in salted water for few minutes and then rinse them well. Set aside.

Stir-fry the vegetables, with a pinch of MSG(or skip it). Set aside.

In a very wide wok, heat oil...add sesame seeds, ginger and garlic. Fry over high heat.

Now throw in noodles and fry till oil coats well and its kind of fried.

Now, add the vegetables and soy sauce...continue frying over high heat.

Remove and garnish with green onions. Enjoy:)

39 comments:

suvaiyaana suvai said...

mouth watering!!

SE said...

very healthy and colorful indeed !!

Padma said...

All time fav noodles. Looks so colorful and yummy. Nice addition of sesame seeds.

Tina said...

OMG my all time fav food....Looks sooooo delicious dear..Pass that plate to me plzzzzzz....

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

OMG!!that's deliciously mouth-watering plate of noodles Malar..feel like having it now:0

Asha said...

Oh yes! With Jalapenos in it for kick, perfect winter meal. We in NC need that now! :)

Have a warm and cozy weekend, see you next week.

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting noodles...nice picture

Rachana Kothari said...

Very healthy, colourful and delicious noodles...mmm jalapenos are my favourite:) A perfect wholesome meal for this cold cold weather:)
Have a nice weekend:)

Devasena Hariharan said...

Looks Colourfull Malar!

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!! i love this..So colorful and yummy!!!

Cham said...

That is plenty of color in one plate! Good one!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Indeed looks colourful! Its a lot of veggies there :)

Deepa G Joshi said...

waalah..this is a treat to the eyes and tummy. lovely!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Yeah everyone would love to go back to their school or college days, mmm anyways realizing that by gones are by gones ;) the noodles look loaded with veggies so comforting!!!

Shri said...

Colorful, indeed!I am sure kids will gobble this up in no time..

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a colourful plate full of goodness!!! my favourite ingredients in your recipe are the sesame seeds and the sesame oil, Mmmm, what a nice flavour, right? your hostel looties are similar to mine, hihih, reminds my own souvenirs!!! wonderful days!!!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Hi ...hi...hostel days and eating out go hand by hand ..right:) Like the way you cooked the vegetables in this noodles. colorful dish dear.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Malar, thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your noodle dish with all the beautiful vegetables.

Cicily Antony said...

A rainbow in a plate...wow!!!

Deepti said...

Wow, what a colourful dish...luks very tempting.

simplyfood said...

Looks so colourful and yummy too.

meeso said...

Those noodles look awesome!

Priya said...

I can have this fried noodles with those loads of veggies everyday, am a diehard fan of this sort of noodles, am hungry now..

AdukalaVishesham said...

colorful and beautiful plate.. a healthy dish with lots of veggies...

sowmya.s said...

indeed very colourful..look delicious..

Nandini said...

Waow! Colorful and healthy noodles! If my kids see this, they're sure to paw the PC screen! And if they see this in real, they'll komki it!

Soma Pradhan said...

I always washed noodles n cold water but didnt know it was to remove wax...Plate looks lovely...Did u make only for urself...!!!

AshKuku said...

Lovely colorful & yummilicious plate for me to relish...... to my hearts content, of course....

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Valarmathi said...

Looks colorful and yummy. Healthy one.

Malar Gandhi said...

Thanks a lot friends.:)

nivedita said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!
What else I can say!!!!

Siddhi S said...

wow very colourful n tasty noodles

Gita said...

Wow Malar...what a colorful dish...the whole plate looks so tempting and tasty :)

Spice said...

that's my kind of plate...

Dershana said...

now, this is something that i cook up too sans the msg :-)and olive oil instead of sesame oil.

BeenaShylesh said...

cookies are my favourate.....looks yummy...

Malar Gandhi said...

Oi Soma, are you pulling my legs, ha ha. See I give cookery classes here to Americans...naturally tend to cook more' atleast for 4-5 people.:)

Sowmya said...

wow..looks tempting...n colourful..

Ammu Madhu said...

send me a plate too.