Friday, 2 December 2011

Flat noodles with Vegetable balls in ginger sauce- Part 2

PART 2- Vegetable balls in ginger sauce

You will need:
1. 1 cup finely chopped cabbage.
2.  Finely chopped carrot, cauliflower, onions and capsicum- Together 1 cup
3. Green chillies- 1 to 2.
4. 1 inch ginger, chopped finely.
5. 1 or 2 cloves garlic.
6. Cornflour and maida (refined flour)- to hold the vegetables together.
7. 1 tbsp soya sauce
8. 2tbsp tomato sauce
9. 1 tsp vinegar
10. Oil for frying
11. Salt, pepper to taste
12. Pinch of soda
Spring onions- for garnish


For the Sauce
1. Heat oil, add ginger, green chillies and garlic and fry for a minute.
2. Add a little chopped onion and capsicum and fry.
3. Add the sauces one by one on a low flame and a cup of water.
4. Add salt and a pinch of water and boil for 2-3 minutes.
5. In a cup, mix a tsp corn flour and water and add to the boiling sauce for thickness. Boil the mixture till the desired consistency.
6. Your sauce is ready. Set aside.

For the vegetable balls
1. Mix all the vegetables together in bowl.
2. Add pepper, salt, green chillies and a pinch of cooking soda.
3. Add maida (refined flour) and corn flour into the bowl and sprinkle water. Mix it such that a sticky mas id obtained.
4. Make into spherical shapes and fry in oil till golden brown in colour.

Add the fried vegetable balls to the boiling sauce and cook for a minute.
Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.

Flat noodles with Vegetable balls in ginger sauce- Part 1

This is a two part series where the first part is dedicated to the flat noodles recipe and the second part is dedicated to the Vegetable Balls in ginger sauce. Flat noodles are noodles, well, that are flat. They taste pretty different from the usual noodles; they have a different texture. Cooking them is pretty much using the same technique.



You will need:
1.One packet flat noodles.
2. Cabbage, carrot, capsicum, onions and beans- Together 2 cups (Should be chopped length wise)
3. Soya sauce- 1 tsp
4. Tomato sauce- 1 tsp
5. Green chilli sauce- half tsp
6. Oil
7. Salt to taste
Spring onions for garnish.


1. In a vessel, add 7-8 cups water. Add a pinch of salt and a tsp of oil.
2. The water should boil vigorously. Add the noodles and let it boil for 3-4 minutes or till 3/4th done.
3.Strain it and set aside.
4. In a wok, add a tsp of oil. Add all the vegetables together and fry on a high flame for 2 minutes.
5. Reduce the heat and add all the sauces one by one.
6. Add salt to taste and stir. A pinch of sugar can be added to balance the flavours.
7.Finally, the noodles should be added and mixed together. Let it remain on a reduced flame for a minute.
8. Empty into serving dish and garnish with spring onions.