We all love Chinese cuisine,especially their noodles..or more precisely their Hakka Noodles.But in the restaurants where they are laden with Oil,spice and MSG,its a good idea to make your healthy version at home and save yourself from a host of toxins!This recipe of Hakka Noodles contains beansprouts – mung beans sprouted till the tails are quite long.They taste awesome believe me!Either you can make your own at home or get them easily in the market.Inspired from Masterchef Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe!
Here is the recipe which will be very beneficial in terms of providing protein to the body!So..cheers to good health!
Sprouts and Vegetable Hakka Noodles….
Preparation Time – 45 minutes – 1 hour
Makes – 3-4 Servings
200 gms Chinese Noodles
1 cup beansprouts
1 medium Carrot – cut into thin strips
1 medium Green Capsicum/Pepper – cut into thin strips
1 cup Cabbage – cut into strips
1 Onion – sliced
1-11/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp white pepper powder
1 stalk Green Onion – snipped/cut into pieces
2 tbsp+1 tsp Oil
3-4 Garlic cloves(optional)
Prepare the Noodles
Heat water in a pot till it boils vigorously.Add the Noodles and boil till soft.Now take a container with ice cold water and drop the Noodles into it.This serves 3 purposes:
1.The unwanted starch drains away.
2.The noodles stop cooking more in the hot water.
3.They do not stick to each other.
Drain them in a colander and let them be for 5 minutes.Now to make them even more smooth,add the 1 tsp oil and mix well to coat.Set aside.
The Noodles – boiled,”shocked” in cold water with 1 tsp of oil added..
Prepare the vegetables:
Heat the oil in a non stick pan/wok and add the Garlic cloves and the sliced onion.
Fry for 2 minutes and add the vegetables – carrot,capsicum and cabbage and salute for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
Now add the Noodles,Soy Sauce and white pepper powder and toss to mix all the ingredients very well.Sate for 2-3 minutes and add the beansprouts.Mix well.
Take out in a bowl or serving plate and serve garnished with the chopped Green Onions.
Served as a snack with more greens and a glass of fresh Peach Juice!
NOTE – Non vegetarians can add a cup of boiled chicken,prawns or pork to it but pork would make it quite calorific again!