Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sizzling Sesame Noodles

The last of the three dishes I made for a delicious dinner, you can find the burnt ginger rice and vegetables in hot garlic sauce here and here. All recipes are adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's "Best of Chinese Cooking".


This one has the lovely taste of sesame and peanuts in it, something which is very much appreciated by our Indian palates. It's a simple recipe and cooks very fast - ideal for impromptu dinners since the ingredients are usually readily available in most of our kitchens.

The original recipe had bean sprouts in it,which I replaced with green pepper.

This recipe is quite high on the heat meter, so cut down on the green chillies and chilli sauce if you would prefer it less spicy.





Sizzling Sesame Noodles


Ingredients:

Noodles - 200 gms

Sesame oil (Til oil) - 1 tbsp

Spring onions - 2

Green chillies - 1

Garlic - 3-4 cloves

Roasted peanuts - 1/4 cup

Oil - 1 tbsp

Soy sauce - 1 tbsp

Chilli sauce - 2 tbsp

Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

Green pepper - 1 sliced

salt to taste

Toasted white sesame seeds (ellu in Tamil, til in hindi) - 1 tbsp

Vinegar - 1 tbsp

1. Boil noodles in sufficient water till just about cooked. Remove, drain well and mix in sesame oil. Keep aside.

2. Slice spring onions finely, chop the greens and keep aside for garnish. Peel and finely chop garlic. Crush roasted peanuts coarsely.

3. Heat oil in a wok, add garlic, green chillies, spring onions and stir fry on high for 2 minutes.

4. Add boiled noodles, soy sauce, chilli sauce, pepper powder, salt to taste and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

5. Add crushed peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, green pepper and vinegar; continue cooking on high heat for a minute tossing continuously. Serve hot.


16 comments:

Rachel said...

I love spicy noodles and the taste of peanuts in it..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That sure is sizzling looking noodles Miri!

Shella said...

Hey surely look sizzling. I would really love to try them.

Sia said...

thats just what i want for lunch now. i have tried few of sanjeev kapoor's recipes from his show and it never failed me. i guess now its a time to buy some of his books:)

Miri said...

Hi Sia, Loved his Indian cooking books especially North Indian recipes especially as a beginner - but I wouldnt recommend other cusines too much.....

Shella, Raks and Rachel - thanks!

Laavanya said...

I'm all for spicy noodles.. Looks great.
Also, I love the kolam you have for Pongal...

Happy cook said...

Oh no i would keep the chilies and the sauce. Love them whay they are so spicy.
Delicious Sizziling Noodles

Pooja said...

that really looks tempting !
perfect for this cold days when serves Hot !!! :)

vimmi said...

loved the recipe. I had registered on Sanjeevkapoor.com but the subscription has expired. have to renew it.

What kind of noodles do u use

Rina said...

Hi Miri, this is my frist time here.. Love the sesame flavour, so will love these noodles.. Just bought a packet of ellu this weekend.. So ready to try this receipe.

vimmi said...

yummy looking noodles. Can u tell me which noodles do u use for this recipe

remya said...

i love noodles....usually makes an indo-chinese noodles.... this one is really sizzling...

Mansi Desai said...

I make noodles often, but haven't tried sesame oil...looks good Miri:)

Rajitha said...

those noodles sure look good...

Miri said...

Thanks Laavanya, long time since I made a kolam....guess I have enough time and energy now to get creative...

Miri said...

Happy cook, I love spicy dishes too!

Thanks Rajitha, Remya, Rina,Pooja and Mansi!

Vimmi I used Chings Secret Hakka Noodles - or if I don't get that then any other plain noodles I can find...