So, it was a long time no see from my side.... Can i start with the usual excuse of being neck deep at work and not finding enough time??? Apart from that, let me tell you all the actual reason, i did cook something which i thought could be put up in the blog, but had the most saddest pictures i had ever taken and i just couldn't bring myself up to post it. I had no clue as to what exactly went wrong, it's way too sunny inside my apartment almost always and that too till 8 pm which contributed to rather side sad pictures.
Oh, by the way, how does my blue wood backdrop look?? It was my recent DIY project and i have now 3-4 boards. Happy me!!!
This was ready in under 30 minutes and was super delicious. Also, for people like me this is a good way to load up on the veggies. You can add any meat or seafood of your choice, i have added eggs here. Now, if you have ever had the noodles and fried rice made by street vendors in Bombay, you must know no matter wherever you eat, that taste is just not reproducible and is also not very healthy as they add MSG in it. Nevertheless, once in a while it's OK right???
Let's make some healthier version of noodles with few basic ingredients and some substitutions in case some aren't easily available.
Firstly, boil the noodles as per packet instructions. You can use any noodles that you like, rice noodles, egg noodles. I have used oriental noodles.
If you have some vegetables sitting idle in fridge, its time to use them. I have used 5 mushrooms, 2 carrots, 4 scallions, 1 onion, half of a green and yellow bell pepper.
Over high heat in a wok or a deep dished pan, add 2 tbsp sesame oil (for authentic flavor, else any flavorless oil). Once oil is hot, crack 2 eggs in it and cook. Once done, remove them onto a plate. In the same wok, add some oil again and throw in finely crushed ginger garlic. I added around 5 garlic pods and 2 inch ginger. Once the raw smell subsides, add onions and few scallions(Reserve some for garnishing).
After a minute, add mushrooms, carrots and bell peppers.
Now add the eggs.
Next add a mixture of 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sriracha sauce and cook on high flame. (Traditionally dark soy sauce is added, but am not a fan of very high sodium content in them so buy the organic light soy sauce from trader joes.)
Now add the boiled and strained noodles and toss everything. Switch off the flame , sprinkle a tsp of freshly ground pepper powder and serve immediately by garnishing with chopped scallions.
The trick to avoid sloppy stir fry and noodles is to cook them on high flame to retain the crunchiness of the vegetables. Also, have all the ingredients ready before cooking and just be near the gas while cooking it so as to avoid them from burning.
Get creative, add whatever you feel like. It's the sauce and the heat in which it was cooked matters!!
Enjoy this amazing home made oriental style noodles.
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Do try them and let me know how it has turned out to be.
Till we meet again,