an easy peasy stir-fried noodle made in less than 20 minutes!
a perfect snack idea for Indo-Chinese lover
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, saute garlic and white part of spring onions in oil. Into that, add a mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper powder, and salt. 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 :
✔ Celebration Dish
✔ Main course
✔ Side dish
The event-related to this post :
Monday is here again and the Foodie 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.
And, yes !!! If you like the recipe shared here and give it a try at your place then do share in INSTAGRAM by tagging #firsttimercook. I would be so happy to see and surely share in my INSTA stories 😊😊
Now let’s go through how to make this “Vegan Garlic Noodles” at home 👇
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Vegan Garlic Noodles
- 400 gm Noodle
- 2 tbsp Garlic (chopped)
- ¼ cup Spring onion (white part) (chopped)
- 4 tbsp Soy sauce
- 1½ tbsp Vinegar
- ½ tsp Sugar (optional)
- ¼ tsp Black pepper
- Salt as needed
- Spring onion for garnishing
- Peanut (roasted and crushed) for garnishing
- 2½ tbsp Refined oil
- 1 tsp Sesame oil
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles according to the package instructions.
- 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.
- Now in a pan heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add the chopped garlic and saute for few seconds until it starts changing the color.
- Next, add the white part of spring onion in chopped form and saute for around 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
- Lower the heat and add the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and salt.
- Mix well and then add the boiled noodles.
- Toss to combine the noodles with the sauces using a fork and a spoon or a pair of tongs.
- Cook for 1 more minute and drizzle toasted sesame oil.
- Mix again and turn off the heat.
- Serve warm by sprinkling some toasted peanuts and chopped spring onion on top !
- 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.