Chilli Garlic noodles is a famous Indo-Chinese Dish which is much loved in India. People in all zones savour it equally. Indo-Chinese cuisine is said to have developed by a small Chinese community which has been living in Kolkata for over a century. The strong flavour of garlic and chilli makes it an apt recipe for parties and get-together. One can add green chillies for extra spicy flavour.

Try this simple and easy recipe which is prepared in less than 30 minutes. Chilli Garlic noodles can be served as a stand-alone dish or served with Chilli Mushroom Gravy.

Serves – 4 people

1 cup = 240 ml

Ingredients :

  • 2 Pack of Noodles (150 gms each)
  • 6 Cups of water (for cooking noodles)
  • 1 Medium size onion (finely chopped)
  • 4-5 Garlic cloves (finely chopped or made into a paste)
  • 1 Medium size carrot/ 1 Cup (finely chopped)
  • Half capsicum / 1 Cup (cut into thin strips)
  • ½ Cup Beans (finely chopped)
  • 4-5 Red chillies
  • 4 tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbs Vinegar
  • 3 tbs Soy Sauce
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp Red Chilli Flakes

Cooking instructions – How to prepare Chilli Garlic Noodles

Heat water in a pan. Once the water starts boiling add the noodles. Cook the noodles till al dente. I cooked for appx. 5 minutes.

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Please refer to the instructions in the noodle pack for cooking. Overcooking them will turn them soggy and sticky.

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Drain the water from the noodles and rinse them well under running water. Set aside and toss them with a tbs of oil. Coating the noodles with oil separates them and prevents them from sticking to each other.

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Now heat the remaining 3 tbs of vegetable oil in a pan and add garlic paste and chopped red chillies. Saute the mixture for a minute.

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Now add chopped onions and saute them for another minute. Keep stirring preventing the onions from turning brown.

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Now add chopped beans and carrots and cook them for 3-4 minutes by covering the lid.

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Once the carrot and beans are cooked add capsicum and saute for 2 minutes.

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Now add 1 tsp sugar to the veggie mixture.

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Add vinegar and Soy sauce. Stir for a minute or two.

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Then add cooked noodles.

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Stir the noodles into the veggie mixture and sprinkle some black pepper and red chilly flakes.

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Noodles are ready to be savoured.

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Serve hot with Tomato ketchup.

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