I think Chinese food is perfect!. It's such a harmony of sweet and sour and that little bit of chilli, whenever we go out for dinner ,my first choice is a good Chinese restaurant, in fact I have such an irresistible fascination for chinese food since childhood that my mom used to say that I should have been born in China!
Well I think it is very healthy too ,given the large amount of vegetables that are put into it as well as the method of cooking used- that is a quick stir-fry perfectly retaining all the nutrients as well as the juiciness of the vegetables, this method is followed for chicken or pork too to seal-in the juices , this dish is ready in a jiffy with a little bit of pre-preparation.Here is my recipe for hakka noodles, fresh, flavorful and delicious with that slight crunch to it!
- noodles- 1 pkt (250 gms)
- french-beans-1/2 cup sliced into long strips
- carrots-1/2 cup sliced into rounds
- cabbage-1/2 cup chopped into squares
- capsicum-1/4 cup chopped into squares
- onion- 1 large chopped into squares
- omelette made out of 2 eggs- cut into strips
- shredded boiled chicken-1/2 cup
- ginger-garlic paste-1 tbsp.
- oil-2 tbsp.
- aji-no-moto(chinese salt)- a pinch(optional)
- vinegar-2 tbsp. or acc. to taste
- soya sauce- a dash
- salt to taste
- pinch of sugar
- pepper to taste
Take a large saucepan ,put noodles and lots of water to completely submerge them , add a little salt and put on fire, boil for 15 mins or till al-dente (tender to the bite ),be very careful ,we dont want overcooked noodles, in fact slightly undercooked would be just fine.
Drain in a colander ,immediately sprinkle little oil ,so that they dont stick together, spread out on kitchen towels/paper for at least 2-3 hrs.
Heat oil in a wok , add ginger-garlic paste saute till lightly brown add rest of vegetables and cook briefly, add noodles and all the seasonings as well as chicken and the omelette strips and stir fry for further 5 minutes, dish out and serve hot with tomato ketchup-out of the world taste!
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