Sunday, January 18, 2009

Vegetable Hakka Noodles and Soya Manchurian !

The Hakka noodles was sitting on the cupboard for quite a long time.I can't make the whole pack just for myself & my sister.But today,I had my cousins at our home.So I got a good reason to make use of it.I made vegetable noodles and to accompany that 'Soya Manchurian ' was prepared for dinner.This soya manchurian is a great way to include soya in our diet.One can't find out easily that they are Soya chunks.One big advantage of chinese food is, we can  prepare it in a short span of time.Just in half an hour to 45 mins you can make both the veg noodles & manchurain and set the table...

For the Vegetable Hakka noodles..

You will need:
1 pkt Hakka noodles
1/4 cup of onion
1/4 cup of  carrot
1/4 cup of capsicum
1/4 cup cabbage
1/4 cup baby corn
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp soya sauce
1/2 tsp chilly sauce
1 tsp tomato sauce
1/4 tsp aji-no-moto
oil ,2 tsps

First start by chopping the vegetables ..
I chopped onion,  carrot, capsicum, cabbage, baby corn..

Grab the soya sauce,tomato sauce,chilli sauce ,ginger-garlic paste ,salt and aji-no-moto..Keep them ready on your kitchen counter..

Bring generous water to boil..add a tsp of oil and drop the noodles..Just cook for  2-3 mins until the strands are all loosened up.Drain and tranfer on a plate and set aside..

In a big frying pan or wok,heat 2 tsp of sesame oil(use any refined oil,if you dont have),add the vegetables and fry for 1 min in high flame.Add a tsp of ginger -garlic paste ,1 tsp of soya sauce,1 tsp of chilli sauce,and 1 tbsp of tomato sauce..

Add required salt and 1/2 tsp of aji-no-moto and check the taste.Add whatever sauce is required.Stir fry for 1-2 mins.Remember the veggies must be half done only.Add the noodles.Stir well and serve.
 Garnish with chopped spring onions,and serve.

For the Soya Manchurian:

You will need:
1 cup Soya nuggets/chunks
1 big onion
1 capsicum
2 tbsp of Corn flour
1 tsp of Chilly powder
1/2 tsp +1/4 tsp of  ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp +1/4 tsp tsp soya sauce
1/2 tsp chilly sauce
1 tsp tomato sauce
1/4 tsp aji-no-moto

Wash and boil 1 cup of soya chunks for 10 mins.Wash 2 times in cold water and squeese the excess water.

Add 1/2 tsp of ginger -garlic paste,2 tbsp of corn flour,1 tsp of chilli powder,1/4 tsp of soya sauce to the soya chunks,a pinch of salt.And coat well evenly on the chunks..Let it marinate for 5-10 mins..

By the time,roughly chop one onion and capsicum..

Heat oil for deepfrying,and fry the soya chunks until they are golden brown.

In another pan,heat 1 tsp of oil,add onions and capsicum.Fry for 1 min.Add 1/4 tsp ginger-garlic paste,soya sauce ,chilly sauce and tomato sauce.add salt and stir fry for 2 to 3 mins.Add salt as per taste.Remember there is some amount of salt in the sauces we add.(NOTE:if you don't have chilly sauce,you can use chopped chilly)

Add the fried soya chunks ,mix weel and turn off..

Have a nice day!


  1. i can eat noodles all my life...this has gotten me craving for some!!

  2. Oh my god..I just posted a comment on your post a few seconds ago :)

  3. i am trying its right now...just waiting for wife to leave kitchen

  4. super recipe.......... really mouth watering recipe......... and noodles is my fav.... thanks for nice recipe