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Vegetable Noodles

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When I was a kid, I had noodles only at restaurants. I never thought I would cook noodles by myself ever. My mom always cooked authentic Manglorean dishes and those were the dishes I was well versed with. 
As the saying goes "Necessity is the mother of invention", in my case it wasn't invention but it was trying to cook something that I didn't know. Necessity was to eat noodles which cannot be ordered from restaurants every time, since homemade food is always the best.
My passion for trying Chinese cuisine was when I was in High School. Those days internet was never heard of, to get recipes and recipes were always tried from books. I don't remember the book I referred the first time, but I tried Veg Hakka noodles and it was tasting good. Since then I have changed, tried and tested my recipes with lots and and lots of errors. Here is a quick and simple recipe which I make of my kids.

Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time :15 mins
Serves 2


Plain Noodles - 100 gms
Onion - 1/2 cup
Cabbage shredded - 1 cup
Carrot grated - 1/2 cup
Beans sliced - 1/2 cup
Soya sauce  - 1 tbsp
Tomato ketchup - 1 tbsp
Spring onions - 1/2 cup

  1. Boil noodles with water, oil and salt. Strain noodles after it is cooked, and cool it down
  2. Heat a wok and add oil.
  3. Now add cabbage and saute it for 2 mins.
  4. Add carrot and saute it for a minute.
  5. Now add beans and saute it for another 2 mins.
  6. Add soya sauce and tomato ketchup and mix well.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of water and let the vegetables cook.
  8. Once water evaporates, add cooked noodles and mix well.
  9. Garnish with spring onions.
  10. Serve hot.

Restaurants do not add water since they cook vegetables on high flame. But, I prefer vegetables to be cooked well while giving it to kids.
You can add pepper while cooking vegetables, if you want the noodles to be spicy.

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