Monday, December 14, 2009

Stir Fried Egg Noodles




What is it about enlarged mammary glands and disproportionate stick thin limbs that attract little girls ?

What is it about Barbie ?

"The Venezuelan government has spent $1.4m (£860,000) importing 124,000 toys from China and is selling them at rockbottom prices in its first socialist toy fair. Barbies sold out within the first few days"

Me, I have yet to give in.


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Stir fried Noodles are an all time favorite with S. Strangely this is one of the few dishes that have survived the taste of time. Most Saturday brunches at our home is egg noodles with vegetables, eggs, shrimps and maybe sausages, cooked mostly by her Dad. For weekday packed school lunch I make a similar but quicker version with Maggi minus the tastemaker.

This is a favorite with the adults in our home too. With a dash of hot sauce and some green chillie in vinegar, this easily converts to a bowl of spicy delight.


Stir Fried Egg Noodles


Cook 250 gms of egg noodles according to package directions. I usually add a few drops of oil and salt to the water and let it come to a rolling boil. Break the noodles by hand and add it to the water. Once the noodles are cooked, drain in running cold water and toss with a little olive oil. This will help to keep the strands separate and not turn into muck.

Heat Vegetable Oil in a wok

Add 2 cloves of garlic minced followed by 1 medium onion finely chopped

Fry the onion till it is soft and translucent

Cook veggies like sliced carrots, french cut beans, spring onions, peas etc. in the microwave. I have added carrots, french cut beans and asparagus this time. I also add small florets of broccoli or cauliflower at times. Thinly sliced cabbage and bell peppers are another common choice.

Add the veggies to the wok and stir fry for a minute or two. Alternately, stir fry the veggies separately and keep aside.

Add salt to taste, about 2 tsp of Dark Soy Sauce and 1 tbsp of tomato ketchup. Add a tsp of green chili sauce for grown ups.
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Mix well and then add the noodles. Combine the noodles with the sauce and veggies and fry for a couple more minutes. If you have stir fried the veggies separately, now is the time to add them to the noodles in the wok.

Meanwhile in a separate frying pan, cook sausage and eggs. I usually scramble eggs and chop the sausage. You can skip this step or do your own thing

Add the eggs and sausage to the noodles and toss to combine. If it is only for grownups I add some green chili rounds to vinegar and then at the end add these green chilies to the noodles.

Adjust for seasoning and serve. This also makes for a great lunch box item.

21 comments:

  1. Tasty delight.
    I make this for lunch for the DDs with the veggies. I will admit I like this a lot too.

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  2. Simple and quick! perfect for lunchboxes.

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  3. My son fav lunch box- but he loves only veg version :) I prefer some shrimps!

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  4. Dear Sandeepa
    Just feel like eating now..a great reminder of my Calcutta days.
    Thanks for sharing the step by step method.Time to make some noodle at home!!! So called Chinese food is now available everywhere, even my Pan-walla has opened a joint as a side business.
    Bhalo tehko

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  5. These look just like the noodles we get from Chinese stalls in India. I know you mentioned egg noodles, what brand do you use?

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  6. Ah, Barbie - stay away from those ideals of femininity as far as you can. There's enough pressure on us to be slim and beautiful even without her!

    After I don't know how many years, I ate 2-minute noodles yesterday, and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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  7. I love hakka noodles. often make it on Sundays.

    Slight difference in what I do. I add the veggies at the end to keep the crunch.

    I add the meat in the beginning and the noodle to it. Don't wanna miss an inch of the flavour :)

    Though with pesticides and all you can't under cook veggies I guess

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  8. I remember when i was at school the maggi just came out in Kerala and this was a treat when mom made and i mean a treat as mom used to say the money she spend to buy maggi packets she can buy other things.
    I always love thies even now, my favourite.

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  9. my little one is not into noodles but i will take a bowl any day.. pass the vinegar chilies.:)

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  10. Indo
    Yeah me too :)

    Divya
    Thank You

    Cham
    I also love with shrimps and egg. S prefers with sausage and eggs

    UshnishDa

    Yeah it is such a roadside delight in India now right

    Rekha

    Thanks

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  11. Shankari

    It is a brand we get at the Indian store. I think it is called Golden Key Egg Noodles or some such, have also seen same brand in Asian stores. I also use the Ching's brand sometimes but like the Golden Key better

    Sra

    Yeah Maggi is when we really have 2 or maybe 4 mins :) These egg noodles though takes more time than Maggi are a whole lot delightful

    Kalyan

    Add veggies at the end ? I am not sure if S will like it. This way the veggies are fried a little

    HC

    Yeah Maggi was such a treat right :)

    Shama

    Thanks

    Mallugirl

    What about the older one ?

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  12. looks super easy....Im gonna try this for mydaughter

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  13. THanks S for answering my question. I will look for it

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  14. Mmm..this looks yummy. I had noodles with only veggies. But my favoite is To Ramn's Curry noodles. Maggi is a bland version for me. But my son can eat maggi for evenings. Definitely not for lunch as could hardly eat one serving of noodles. Big Sis S seems to be having lotsa pampering! Hugs to her :)

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  15. True Sandeepa. Depends on the veggies. i use bell peppers, spring onions and carrot juliennes if at all. Putting them at the end gives a nice salady crunch

    But better not mess around with S :) It's not easy to feed kids veggies after all

    btw I have tried Chings. Not very good. I Prefer the cheaper one gets here from small companies

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  16. Among the few things that makes everyone happy at home is the egg noodles. ekhon besh gorom gorom khete ichey korchey.. jahl sauce diye

    hate barbies.

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  17. Simple and delicious. DS loves this one. That reminds me that I have anotehr version of this one sitting in my drafts for a long time, need to post it. Since I did not have noodles, I used spaghetti for this :-)

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  18. I have heard fabulous comments about this dish, but unfortunately I have never tasted it. However, just watching the ingredients is obvious how healthy it's. I'm gonna print the recipe to prepare it later.

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  19. I have to tell you, ever since you have started this blog you have inspired me to do more home cooking and baking. It has helped me to be more creative with my meals, and saved money. Great recipes with “real” flavors

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