Friday, May 22, 2009

Spicy Chowmein




This is surely one of my favourites whenever i go to any chinese restaurents and at home also i keep trying new chinese dishes as i prefer this type of cusine most of the time...So this one is surely easy to make and just perfect for dinner and best served with chicken manchurian gravy...so enjoy trying this mouthwatering spicy chowmein and am sure u ll keep doing this every now and then.....

Ingredients

1 packet Hakka noodles
8 garlic cloves finely chopped
a small piece of ginger grated
4 Fried red chilli
2 tsp red chilli paste(fried red chillies)
1 white onion finely chopped
1/2 cup spring onion greens finely chopped
1 carrot  cut into thin long strips
1 capsicum cut into thin long strips
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
2 tsp dark soya sauce
2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp cornflour dissolved in 1 /2 cup water + 1/2 stock
2 tbsp white til /sesame seeds
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste
Method
  • Heat 4-5 glasses of water in a pan, add 1 tsp oil, salt and when it starts boiling add noodles and cook it till done. Drain it, then wash it in cold water and then drain out the water completely
  • Spread the noodles in a big plate and mix 2 tsp oil and salt and then keep aside
  • Heat remaining oil in a pan, add chillies and fry for a minute, then add garlic,ginger and fry till light brown
  • Add chilli paste and fry till the raw smell goes off and then add half of the  spring onion greens,onion and fry till translucent
  • Add carrots,capsicum,cabbage,salt and fry for 2-3 minutes(should be crunchy) and then add light soya sauce,vinegar and cornflour paste and when it starts to boil  just switch off the gas and then mix the noodles well in the sauce
  • Switch on the gas again and cover the lid and cook for 5 minutes and then garnish it with remaining spring onion greens  white sesame seeds and then serve hot.