Chinese Bhel

20140128_192129It took me long to come back and write this one. Honestly, time management(read laziness) is the real big issue!!! Nevermind…

 I first tried this crunchy munchy snack during my college days. Ever since I had been wondering if I could get it customized to suit my taste.. Voila, found this recipe. One bowl is never enough to make u feel satiated.

I eat more with the eyes (literally). Something that is colourful ,has different textures and looks like a garden on the plate. It calls for my immediate attention.

Ingredients(for fried noodles)

  • Chinese Noodles  200 gms
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste

 Par boil the noodles in large quantities of boiling water for a couple of minutes. Add Salt and 2tsp oil to the water. Strain.cool the noodles under running water. Spread it on a kitchen towel.

Heat oil. Fry the noodles until they are slightly crisp. Store them in a jar.

 Other Ingredients

  • Shredded Cabbage                      1 Cup
  • Thinly Sliced Capsicum             1/2 Cup
  • Thinly Sliced Carrot                     1/2 Cup
  • Sliced Babycorn(optional)       4-5
  • Finely chopped springonion  1/2 Cup
  • Chilli Garlic Paste                           2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar                                                2 Tsp
  • Salt, sugar,pepper                       To taste
  • a pinch of azinomoto(optional)
  • Oil                                                          1 Tbsp
  • Finely chopped onion,cucumber,tomato      1/2 Cup each
  • Finely chopped Coriander       2 Tbsp
  • Tomato ketchup                            1/4th Cup
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 Heat oil in a wok. Add Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrot, Babycorn and azinomoto. Stir fry for a minute. Now add springonions, chilli garlic paste, vinegar, salt, sugar and white pepper powder. Saute for a couple of minutes and keep aside.

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Just before serving, add the fried noodles, onion, cucumber, tomatoes and tomato ketchup. Garnish with coriander and serve immediately.

Tips

  1. Do the mixing just before serving so that the noodles remain crisp.
  2. The fried noodles can be kept in an airtight container for a week.
  3. Use less oil in order to make this healthier. The taste wont be compromised.
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