Time taken: 20 minutes
Ingredients to make Hakka Noodles
1 pack egg / veg noodles
5 cups lightly salted water
1 tbsp + 1 tsp cooking oil
1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
2/3 green chillies (reduce / increase as per your preference) - finely chopped
1 medium onion or 3/4 spring onions - sliced
1 medium capsicum - sliced lengthwise
½ cup julienned carrot
½ cup finely sliced cabbage
½ cup sliced button mushrooms
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp rice vinegar (optional)
1 tbsp green chilli sauce
1 tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste
Spring onion greens – chopped, to garnish
Note: add boiled shredded chicken, roughly chopped chicken nuggets, scrambled eggs, stir-fried prawns, soy nuggets… or protein of your choice
Method of making Hakka Noodles
Bring 5 cups of salted water to a rolling boil, add noodles. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes on high heat - the water should be bubbling, in order to avoid the noodles from sticking. Drain noodles (retain 2 tbsp of water in a separate cup), add 1 tsp cooking oil to the drained noodles and keep aside to cool.
The noodles should be slightly undercooked (al-dente) and completely cooled down to hold shape while mixing with vegetables & sauces later.
Put cooking oil, chopped garlic and ginger in a pan and turn on flame to medium low heat. Gently heat the garlic and ginger for a few seconds allowing the aromatics to release flavour and then add chopped green chillies.
Lightly fry the aromatics and add carrots. Sauté for less than a minute, add cabbage and sauté till it wilts a little. Add onions, sauté till they turn a light pink. Add mushrooms and capsicum, sauté for a few seconds till the mushrooms are almost done. Add sauces, vinegar, salt & pepper and the 2 tbsp. of water retained from the noodles. Add noodles (and protein of choice if using), reduce heat and mix well. Check seasoning and adjust as per taste.
Garnish with spring onion greens and serve.
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