Schezwan Hakka Noodles
Hakka Noodles is something that I have been cooking since a long time. Maybe from the time I learnt cooking. With each and every preparation the taste has improved. This is very easy to cook and is a great option when some guests arrive unexpectedly. It only takes some 15-20 Min's to cook this.
In the super store I came across a packet of Kings Hakka Noodles. I also got a packet of schezwan masala for free :) I immediately came home and cooked this dish with the new schezwan masala and the dish turned out really delicious.
Cooking hakka noodles at home is really good. In Chinese restaurants outside, they use a lot of oil and we never know whether they wash the veges properly or not. I prepared this veg. Schezwan hakka noodles. Chicken or egg can be added to the same recipe to get a non-veg version of the same.
I had a surprise guest one day. He is my hubby's good friend. I prepared this hakka noodles and he loved it. He asked my hubby for the recipe, it took me sometime to to post this recipe. But surely it will help our friend and many more people around :)
1 packet hakka noodles
1 packet schezwan masala
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 Maggi cube
5-6 garlic pods
1/2 cup chopped spring onions greens
1 cup chopped spring onion whites
1 small carrot
1/2 big sized capsicum
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup chopped french beans
1 tablespoon butter
Boil the noodles in 3 cups water. Add 3-4 drops of oil to the boiling water. Add 1 tsp salt to it.
Let the noodles boil partially. After it boils partially, spread them on a strainer and let them dry for sometime. Take a fork and gently run it through the noodles.
|Boil the noodles and let them dry|
Chop the onions length wise. Chop carrots and capsicum 1 inch lengthwise. Chop french beans of 1/2 cm width.
In a wok/kadai, add 2-3 tablespoon oil and fry onions. Once they turn pinkish, add chopped garlic and fry for sometime with lid closed. Now add the carrots,capsicum,green peas and french beans. Fry till the veges are slightly cooked.
|Mix all the veges|
Now add the sauces and mix properly. Add Maggi cube, mix and fry for sometime. Add the schezwan masala and mix properly. Add the spring onion greens and fry for 2 minutes.
|Add the sauces|
Add salt to taste. Add a blob of butter. Now add the noodles and mix everything properly.
Note: Veges of your choice can be added. Also schezwan masala is optional. Without this masala, it will be the plain hakka noodles.
This is not a paid review. I wrote this with my own interest as I loved the Schezwan masala and the Maggi cube :)