June 16, 2007

HOT N SOUR VEG STIR FRY



I love chinese food-it is so fast to whip up and good to eat.So when I came across this recipe,I could not help noting it down so as not to forget it.When I made this,I was surprised by the taste.Of course,I did adapt it to my requirements.So without much ado,here is the recipe:

Ingredients:1 red pepper/1/2 cup of sliced red pepper

2 medium sized carrots(about 1 cup)

1 bunch spring onions

175 gms broccoli or cauliflower

100 gm baby corn

100 gms mangetout(known as snow peas in US)

2 cloves garlic

1 inch piece ginger

3-4 fresh green or red chillies

2 tbsp sunflower oil

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

juice of 1 lime

450 gms medium chinese noodles(straight-to-wok variety)

OR

An equal weight of cooked maggi/any other dry noodles

Method:Slice the carrots and peppers into thin strips.Remove seeds from pepper.

Slice the baby corn into half lengthwise.chop spring onion into diagonal slices.cut the mangetout similarly.

Using a fine grater,grate the ginger and garlic(If you have a mortar and pestle,crush it Indian style).Now chop the red chilli finely.

Heat oil in a wide mouthed frying pan/wok.Add the garlic,ginger and chilli and fry for a few secs on high heat.Now add the carrots and pepper.Stir fry for 2 mins.

Add spring onions,broccoli/cauliflower,corn and mangetout.Stir fry for 2-3 mins until veggies start to wilt.

Meanwhile, if you are using maggi or other dry noodles,cook your noodles in plain water.Drain and keep aside.Don't cook them too soft.If you use the ready to use noodles,you need not cook them.

Now mix together the soya sauce,lime juice and honey and mix into the veggies.Add the noodles and stir until heated through and mixed properly.

Serve hot.



My Notes:The original recipe uses 450 gms of straight-to-wok traditional medium noodles.I made them using both normal maggi noodles as well as straight to wok noodles.Both versions were very good.You can always increase the spice if you like it that way.

This is very light upon the tongue-all the flavours gel together very well.The abundance of the vegetables in this dish also makes it quite healthy as well as satisfying.

19 comments:

trupti said...

Vini, thanks so much for your wishes....I hope you and the family are good.....
Chinese noodles are my favorite too....I liked that you added honey to these noodles...I love the sweet,hot and tangy flavors together!

trupti

Suganya said...

Like Trupti says, adding honey is interesting.. Will try that next time.

Asha said...

Sweet,hot and tangy,just the way I like it Vini.Thanks:)

Seema said...

Vini, I love Chinese food very much. Adding honey to the noodles ?? Now that is very new to me. I am sure it adds nice sweet taste which will bled well with the rest of the sauces. I love the babycorn too.

Vcuisine said...

I tasted this once in IKEA Vini. I like the taste too. It looks yummy. Viji

Linda said...

Hi Vini, I have a weakness for all Asian noodles and your stirfry looks delish. I like your very creative seasoning! :)

Richa said...

wow! that looks so tempting :) love indo-chinese anyime :) we make it so often when we get together with cuz!

Coffee said...

honey in noodles!!!!! That sounds great!!!! Love the hot and spicy version of it. :)

Dilip said...

great recipe....looks lovely...my bro is a great fan of such food...I will share it with him...thanks for the post

Roopa said...

honoey in noodles sounds interesting. i too love some sweet in my dishes. nice version

Sia said...

what is this? looks like everyone has asked the same thing i wanted to say:) yup, honey in noodles:) i usually add sweet chilli sauce which gives extra flavour to chinese dish. i guess u get it in dragon brand in most of the supermarket. check them out vini:)
looks very delicious n makes me hungry inspite of me having my lunch just few hours back:)

Sandeepa said...

I love such stir fries but as everyone said, never added honey thats pretty interesting

USHA said...

Hi Vini,

How is your daughter?Beside this Stir fries looks colourful and delicious with all veggies...oh! this is new to me,adding honey....Thanks for sharing.

Sharmi said...

I love Chinese too but only when I eat it in India. no noodles and fried rice tastes like how it tastes in restaurants in India. yours looks so good.

Jyothsna said...

I love Indo-Chinese food and the noodles seem really good. I must try adding honey next time.

swapna susarla said...

the dish looks mouth watering!!!

Cynthia said...

I like this combination of flavours - hot and sour.

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sunita said...

Vini, we are great fans of Chinese cuisine as well...your stir fry looks and sounds heavenly...

Mandira said...

I love chinese stir fry noodles, and yours looks amazing!