Monday, July 23, 2012

Stir Fried vegetable noodles with stir fried vegetbales

Its Chinese again...!!1 It been a long time since I have made these at home, but not posted  it.  One of the  quickest meal one can make on a lazy day when you don't want to indulge in something too laborious to make.
So here is the penultimate dish in the Chinese cuisine The stir fried noodles with some veggies stir fried too.
It tastes great when accompanied by some gravy dish like Manchurian or may be Paneer Chilly. I was wee bit tired to make any of these things so i quickly chopped the vegetables, added in stock, and some sauces and my accompaniment was ready.
Stir-fried noodles with stir fried Vegetables..!!

For the Noodles:
2 packet Veg Hakka Noodles (I used Chings)
Water to boil
Salt to taste
1 + 1tbsp Olive oil
1 Capsicum (thinly sliced)
1 Carrot (thinly sliced or shredded)
1 Red or Yellow Bell Pepper (thinly sliced) (optional)
6-7 cloves of Garlic
2 Green Chilies (thinly sliced)
1 cup Cabbage (shredded)
1/2 cup Spring Onions (chopped)
1 large Onion (thinly sliced)
2tbsp Soya Sauce
1tbsp Vinegar
2tbsp Red chilly Sauce

For stir fried vegetables:
1 medium sized Onion (Cubed)
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Capsicum
6-7 cloves of Garlic
1 Carrot
2 cup Vegetable Stock
2tbsp Soya sauce
1tsp Vinegar
2tbsp Red Chilly Sauce
Salt to taste
1tsp White Pepper powder
2tbsp Olive oil

For the stir-fried noodles:

  • Boil water in a vessel add in salt + oil.
  • Add in noodles only when the water starts boiling.
  • The noodles would  take from 8-10 minutes to be cooked.
  • Do not overcook as it wont taste great. 
  • Remove them from water.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add in chopped garlic
  • When its done add in onions.
  • When the onions turns translucent, add in carrots.
  • After 5 minutes add in capsicum.
  • Then add in cabbage + spring onions.
  • Mix them all well. 
  • Make sure that the vegetables are not over cooked. it has to be semi cooked to maintain the crunchiness of the same.
  • Add in all the sauces.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in the boiled noodles.
  • Stir fry on high flame.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
For the stir-fried vegetables:
  • Take a wok add in oil
  • Add in chopped garlics.
  • Add in onions. Cook till it becomes translucent.
  • Add in carrots, just cook for 2 minutes
  • Add in  capsicum + bell peppers + spring onions.
  • Mix all these well.
  • Add in vegetable stock and all the sauces.\
  • Add in salt + white pepper powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Let it boil. lower the flame 
  • Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Close the flame.
  • Serve hot with the noodles alongwith a glass of wine. 

Stir-fried noodles with stir fried Vegetables..!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Chilly garlic sauce & Fried noodles

Its time for something really Chinese and the best appetizer dish to make and post on my blog.. Spring rolls`!!!
Since a long time I wanted to try these at home, as I really love them a lot. So finally the day came and made them
The best thing about them is that its not messy to eat, pick it and pop it into the mouth. Hassle free eating.

Vegetable Spring Rolls

For the Wrappers:
200gms Maida
2tbsp Cornflour
Salt to taste
1egg (optional)
Water to make a batter of flowing consistency just like you make that of a Dosa

For the Filling:
1 Onion (thinly sliced)
1/2 cup spring onions(chopped)
1cup Cabbage (shredded)
1Carrot (shredded)
1 Capsicum ( thinly sliced)
1cup mixed Yellow and Red Bell Pepper
1/2 cup Beans (shredded)
7-8 cloves of Garlic
2tbsp Soy sauce
2tbsp Red Chilly sauce
Salt to taste
Black Pepper to taste
2tbsp Oil to cook the vegetables
Oil to fry the spring rolls
Pinch of ajinomoto


  • Take a bowl, add in maida+ corn starch+ salt .
  • If using egg then beat the egg in a separate bowl.
  • Mix in the maida.
  • Add in water to make into a flowing consistency.
  • Heat a pan, take a spatula full of the batter.
  • With the help of the spatula, spread it just the way you do it for dosa.
  • It should be thin.
  • When one side is cooked, flip it over to cook on the other side.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining batter.
  • Keep it aside.
  • When it cools down. Start making the spring rolls.
For the filling:
  • Heat oil in a wok, add in garlic. 
  • Then add in onions, after it turns pink, add in carrots.
  • Cook till gets tender, then add in the beans.
  • Let it cook for five minutes.
  • Add in cabbage + capsicum + bell peppers. let it saute on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • In the end add in the spring onions.
  • Add in soya sauce+ red chilly sauce + pinch of ajinomoto + salt+ black pepper + white pepper.
  • Mix well.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Do not overcook the vegetables.
To make the spring rolls:

  • Make a paste of cornflour for sticking the sides of the spring roll.
  • This time I was a wee bit lazy so got the ready made wrappers from the market.
  • Defrost the sheets before making them into spring rolls.
  • Now spread One sheet.
  • Put 1tbsp full of the mixture on a corner of the sheet.

  • Now fold it towards inside. as seen in the picture

  • Now forld the corners inside as seen in the picture

  • Fold it again.

  • Stick the ends with cornflour paste.
  • Repeat the same with rest of the sheets.
  • Heat oil to fry.
  • Fry them on low flame.

Red Chilly Sauce:
6  Dry Red chilies
4 cloves of garlic
1tbsp soya sauce
2tsp brown sugar
1tsp vinegar
Salt to taste
1cup hot water
Sesame Oil/ olive oil whichever is available

  • Break the red chilies and soak them in hot water.
  • Drain the water out from the red chilies.
  • Blend it in the mixer.
  • Heat oil in pan, add in finely chopped garlic into it.
  • Add in soya sauce+ vinegar + brown sugar + salt.
  • Switch off the gas pour this over the red chilies.
  • Mix well. 
  • Serve with the spring rolls.
Fried noodles:

  • Boil about 100gms of noodles.
  • Deep fry them in hot oil.
  • Strain and serve.

Vegetable Spring Rolls with Chilly garlic sauce & Fried noodles

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Baileys Irish Cream

I once had this drink at my friends place and from that day I just got carried away by this one.. I guess the best  drink  one can have. Buying this drink in India becomes little difficult, so I decided to find out a solution to this. Before sharing the recipe let me tell you what exactly a Baileys Irish Cream is. Its an Irish whisky and cream based liqueur.  It can be drunk all by itself or it can be added to deserts, coffee, cocktails and so on and so forth.
The flavour is so captivating that you just cant go with one. The recipe is so simple and all the ingredients are easily stocked in your homes always...
As its an Irish drink so you need to have Irish whisky but I used Chivas tat also tastes great.

Baileys Irish Cream 

1cup Fresh Cream
400ml Condensed milk
1 1/2 cup Whisky (any preferably Irish but I used Chivas Regal)
1/2 cup Dark Rum
1tsp Instant Coffee
1tsp Vanilla Extract
2tsp Chocolate Syrup

  • Combine all ingredients together and blend it in a blender.
  • Bottle in a tightly sealed bottle. 
  • Refrigerate it.
  • Can be stored for 2 months.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Coconut Ladoo

Living in the state which is surrounded by coconuts everywhere, made me try out this awesome little ladoos made with coconut and Milkmaid.
Its simple and really easy to make.
Coconut Ladoos

1 tin Milkmaid
100g Milk Powder (Dairy Whitener)
5 cups Fresh Coconut (Grated)
1cup Dry coconut (Desiccated Coconut)
1tsp Cardamom Powder
Few Muffin Cups

Coconut Ladoos
  • Take a thick bottomed kadahi or pan, add in grated fresh coconut + condensed milk + Milk powder.
  • Add in cardamom powder.
  • Heat the mixture, stirring continuously, so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Lower the flame, and cook till the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Remove from fire, and let it cool down.
  • When it is cooled, roll into ladoo.
  • Roll it in the dry coconut.
  • Place it individually into the muffin liners.
  • Store in a air tight container.
Shelf life: 3-4 days
Makes around 20 ladoos