Vegetable Hakka noodles and celebrating my 450th Post.
Preparing this noodles is very easy though it looks every elaborate. This dish is a wholesome meal that can be relished by everyone. It is very much loved at my home. The main thing depends on the veggies. Cutting them into thin slices gives a good texture to this noodles. I love this with more veggies, so I add in more. It mainly depends on your taste to add more or less so can adjust accordingly.
Hakka noodles - 1 pack( have used chings- 100 gms pack)
Onion - 1 small thinly sliced
Green onions - 1 bunch chopped ( can use the bottom portin too)
Capsicum/bell pepper - 2 thinly sliced( can used coloured ones)
Cabbage - 1 cup thinly sliced
Baby corn - few( have cut into half)
Carrot - 2 thinly sliced
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce/ketchup - 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp( this gives good taste)
Red chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
Black pepper powder - few sprinkles
Ginger - 1 inch chopped fine
Garlic - 4 - 5 chopped fine
Ajjinamotto - a pinch( optional)
Salt as needed
Oil - 3 tbsp ( tbsp of cooking oil and 2 tbsp of gingelly or olive oil)
Take around 5 - 6 cups of water and add little salt and 1 tbsp of oil. Allow it to boil and bubble up. Break the noodles partiaally and add to the water. Just leave it for 2 minutes and drain using a strainer. Allow running water to flow on top to cool and avoid sticking. Keep it aside.
In a wok/pan add remaining oil and add ginger and garlic, saute for a minute and then add chopped onions. Fry till it is transculent and add veggies( I added first baby corn, capscium, carrot, cabbage) one by oneand also ajjinamotto. Some veggies cook easily so try to add in one by one and stirring constantly. See to that it is not over cooked and also they are nost mushy. Once the veggies are cooked add half of green onions and stir. Next add the cooked noodles along with salt, pepper powder, red chilli sauce, soya suace. Give a stir and add tomato sauce. Can add more sauce depending on the taste.Garnish with remaining green onions.