Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chilli Garlic Noodles

Noodles are my all time favorite dish. The special dish that always makes me happy was  Egg noodles with out any veggies...Whenever I go out and eat, I always order ' Egg Noodles without Veggies'. I always ignored the expression my family gave "Oh ...Not again...!!!"

I will say 'I wanna enjoy the taste of noodles not the veggies...'.

Back then I hated all the green color veggies. Sometimes even after my special order I get noodles with some amount of veggies...I will patiently sit and carefully take out all the green stuffs from my plate and then enjoy the noodles.

I still remember I was on a vacation with my friends...and we landed on a vegetarian restaurant one night. When I looked at the menu only thing that I found interesting was the noodles...but unlucky for me...only vegetable noodles was available.

So when the person approached me to take the order...I said I want 'Vegetable Noodles without any veggies'...
He gave a me perplex expression and said...'Without vegetables noodles will not have any taste. '
I said 'I like the taste without the veggies...I dislike the taste with veggie'
He looked confused and said 'It will be plain'.
I said  'Good. Thats exactly what I want'.

But to my utter disappointment I got the noodles mixed with tiny green color bits (It was actually the green part of spring onion. I didn't know about spring onions back then). I was furious...because removing the green bits sticking on the noodles was impossible. So I started eating it leaving me no other option. But to my surprise the dish was actually good. I finished the whole thing forgetting all the misery...

This Chili Garlic Noodles is a very plain and simple dish...Even though I eat noodles veggies with noodles now...I didn't use any veggies or egg or meat here. I recently had this dish at one of the restaurants here and liked its simple yet tasty effect.

But watch out for the number of red chillies...It could seriously increase the spice level. This happened when I prepared it first time. I used 4 chillies for the same amount of noodles....and the whole dish  was burning in our stomach.

Recipe :

Serves : 2
  1. Egg noodles       -  200 gms
  2. Garlic                -  6 - 7  pods cut in to small pieces
  3. Dry Red Chilies   -  2 nos
  4. Oil                    -  1 tbsp
  5. Spring onions     -  2 - 3 sprigs 
  6. Salt                  -  As required

  1. Cook the egg noodles as per the instructions.
  2. Grind the red chilies into powder. Deseed the red chillies to reduce the spice level.
  3. Heat oil in the pan and add the garlic.
  4. Once the garlic turns slightly brown. Add the cooked noodles along with the red chilli powder.
  5. Toss it for a while till the raw smell of red chillies is gone. Add salt and the spring onions. 
  6. Serve Hot....and Enjoy...:)

1 comment:

  1. Have been following your blog for sometime now. :) Simply love the photographs of the dishes...


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