Mongolian Platter

IMG-20140115-WA0044I don’t remember the first time I had mongolian noodles…but after that everytime I attend a wedding I never miss out on this live counter. With so many different sauces, I can assemble it to exactly the perfect taste.

It was only last time I was invited to a friend’s place that I realised that this mouthwatering dish can actually be prepared at home. A meal by itself, its actually pretty simple.

Alas! My only concern was getting the right veggies .. Thank god I have such wonderful parents, they got me all that I needed. Makes my life so simple..hehe!!

DJ organized a bonfire and a small get together at home, worked hard all day to make sure the logistics were right. The least I could do was make him happy with perfect taste tinkling food..

The last minute candle light arrangement and a friend to help me in the kitchen.. Cooking a meal together is so much fun. .

We ended up burning one of the sauces and remaking it. N then brooding over it the entire time. In the end, what each one had on their plate gave us ultimate satisfaction!! Wat say pal??

 RECIPE

Well, this dish requires not a set formatted recipe structure but a random DIY way…

Here it goes..

 Step 1:

Cut all the vegetables into small pieces as you can see in the picture.

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  • 1 brocolli
  • 1 each of red,yellow, green bell peppers
  • 10 babycorns
  • 200 gms sweet corn
  • 2 large onions

 You may add mushrooms, carrots, zuccini, french beans, cauliflower (anything u like actually)

Step 2:

  • 2 cups long grained rice.
  • 200 gms noodles.

Boil rice and noodles separately. Add salt while cooking and keep aside.

 Step 3:

Making the sauces. Nothing critical. Most of the ingredients are readily available in every kitchen.

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  1. Chilly Vinegar – In 1/4th cup white/born vinegar mix 1/4th cup water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1tsp sugar and 5-6 finely chopped green chillies.
  2. Chilly Oil – slightly Heat 1/2 cup of sesame oil,  take it off the stove and immediately put 3 tbsp of red chilli powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Cool it.
  3. Sugar Water(optional) – 1/2 cup sugar dissolved in 1/4th cup water.
  4. Ginger Water – 1/2 cup water mixed with 3 tbsp of finely grated ginger and  1/2 tsp salt.
  5. Garlic Water – 1/2 cup water mixed with 3 tbsp of finely chopped garlic and 1/2 tsp salt.
  6. Soy sauce – 1/4 cup dark soya sauce mixed with 1/4th cup water.
  7. Sweet and Sour Sauce – Mix together in a saucepan, 1/4th cup tomato ketchup, 3tbsp vinegar, 2 tbsp sugar,1/4 cup water, 1tbsp cornflour, salt and pepper to taste. Place it on fire. Heat slowly. Once the sauce boils, simmer it for further 2 minutes. Remove from fire and cool.
  8. Chilly Garlic Sauce -soak 8 dry red chillies in water for 30 minutes. Mix together 10 cloves of garlic, 2tbsp vinegar, 2tbsp sugar, 1tbsp oil, 1tsp soya sauce and salt to taste. Put this mixture in a grinder and make a fine paste. Add extra water for required consistency.

 Step 4:

 Collect fresh or dried herbs. Parsley, basil, thyme, oregano and chilly flakes.

 For the finale, heat olive oil in a pan. Saute the vegetables on high flame until slightly tender. Around 2-3 minutes. Add salt to taste.  Add the noodles/rice. Now add the sauces as per your taste. Toss. Finally add the herbs , a pinch of each and mix everything properly. Serve piping hot with ur choice of drink. Enjoy..

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