05 April 2021

Vegan Garlic Noodles

                  

an easy peasy stir fried noodle made in less than 20 minutes !





Who doesn't love noodles? It is so versatile as one can prepare them in a lot of ways and there are so many varieties that one can make. There are different ways to enjoy noodles like dry, fried with lots of vegetables or soupy with vegetables or egg or with lots of different kinds of meat. Also depending upon the particular noodle dish, each has its own distinct tastes, flavor, and texture. 

Here I have come up with a dry noodle recipe as Vegan Garlic Noodles.

From the name itself, one can guess that there are lots of garlic. The good thing about these noodles is that they are so easy and quick to put together. Only some time is needed to cook the noodles and chopping 1-2 ingredients, else the recipe is ready in 5 minutes. What else you will need when in hurry !!





So the first work here is the noodle-cooking. 

Whenever cooking noodles, always consider few things :

Don’t overcook the noodles - boil them until aldante that means there must have a nice bite, but that should not uncooked or raw. As these will cook once again along with the sauce and the veggies, so do not cook them completely while boiling which will result in mushy noodles.

Toss the boiled noodles in some oil - after completely drained and washed under regular water, always drizzle a few spoons of oil over the noodles and toss gently which prevents the noodle from sticking.

After that, garlic and white part of spring onions are sauteed in oil. Into that, a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper powder, and salt is added. Here sugar is optional, but I like to add some sugar to balance out the flavors. Finally, the cooked noodles are tossed with the sauce. Some toasted sesame oil is also drizzled all over the noodles and mixed well.

Toasted sesame oil gives a nice flavor to the noodles. So don't skip that.

The dish is ready to serve by now! Just before serving, I prefer to sprinkle some toasted peanuts and chopped spring onion on top of the noodle bowl. The peanuts add a nice crunch to each bite here.

Here I have kept it simple without adding any vegetables. But one can add some chopped vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms, etc. 





Dietary note :


    ✔ Vegan
    ✔ Main course
    ✔ Easy to make
    ✔ Vegetarian snack







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      Monday is here again and thFoodie Monday Blog Hop team has decided on the 292nd theme as 'Noodles Doodles' and is suggested by Preethi Prasad. So here I have come up with this Vegan Garlic Noodles for the theme contribution.





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      Vegan Garlic Noodles
      Author
      Sasmita
      Prep time
      10 Min
      Cook time
      15 Min
      Total time
      25 Min

      Vegan Garlic Noodles

      an easy peasy stir fried noodle made in less than 20min !

      Ingredients

      • Noodle 400 gm
      • Garlic (chopped) 2 tbsp
      • Spring onion (white part) (chopped) 1/4 cup
      • Soy sauce 4 tbsp
      • Vinegar 1.5 tbsp
      • Sugar (optional) 1/2 tsp
      • Black pepper 1/4 tsp
      • Salt as needed
      • Spring onion for garnishing
      • Peanut (roasted and crushed) for garnishing
      • Refined oil 2.5 tbsp
      • Sesame oil 1 tsp

      Instructions

      1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles according to the package instructions.
      2. Once boiled, drain the noodles using a colander and then toss the noodles with 1/2 tablespoon oil so that they don't stick. Keep aside.
      3. Now in a pan heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
      4. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped garlic and saute for few seconds until it starts changing the color.
      5. Next, add the white part of spring onion in chopped form and saute for around 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
      6. Lower the heat and add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and salt.
      7. Mix well and then add the boiled noodles.
      8. Toss to combine the noodles with the sauces using a fork and a spoon or a pair of tongs.
      9. Cook for 1 more minute and drizzle toasted sesame oil.
      10. Mix again and turn off the heat.
      11. Serve warm by sprinkling some toasted peanuts and chopped spring onion on top !

      Notes:

      Some chopped vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, etc can be added to this noodle. But I have kept it simple without adding any vegetables.

      Toasted sesame oil gives a nice flavor to the noodles. So don't skip that.

      The addition of sugar is optional.

      The recipe takes less than 10 minutes if the noodle is already boiled.

      Garlic noodle, easy and quick, sesame oil, garlic, noodle, spring onion, vegetarian
      Main course, noodle, Snack, Vegan,
      Indo-Chinese
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      3 comments:

      1. I love the flavour of garlic in my noodles, and this one sounds right up my alley. 😊 Interesting use of crushed peanuts and spring onion here. Must have made the noodles so much more flavourful!

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      2. Vegan garlic noodles looks scrumptious and flavourful. Such a wonderful delight for all noodle lovers . A perfect meal when we are short of time .

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      3. My family loves garlic flavored noodles to the core ! I add on lots of veggies to make it filling and wholesome. Your pics are making them all the more desirable !

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