Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Chinese Bhel - Spicy Tangy Fried Noodles

Bhel is a sweet...tangy...spicy Indian snack. Normally, an authentic bhel is made out of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind & dates chutney. 

Over the years as Indo-Chinse cusine became popular, many roadside food stalls started serving lip-smacking Indo-Chinese fusion food such as Chinese Pakora (Fritters), Chinese Spring Dosa and many others.

But among them the most popular Indo-Chinese street food is Chinese Bhel. Made with fried noodles, tossed with colourful veggies and garnished with crunchy spring onions.


Prepare this snack just before serving, as the fried noodles tends to get soggy over time.


Ingredients: (Serves 2)
  • 1 1/2 Cup Fried Hakka Noodles
  • 1 Cup Grated OR Shredded Carrot
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cabbage
  • 1/4th Cup Spring Onion Greens finely chopped
  • Salt if needed
For Sauce:
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic  
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Sauce 
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vinegar
Noodles:
  • In a big sauce pan add 2 liters of water and bring it to boil. Once the water starts boiling add the store bought hakka noodles and cook the noodles as per instruction on the cover.
  • Once the noodles are cooked, drain the water from noodles completely & drizzle 2 tsp of Oil so that the noddles do not stick to each other.
  • Once the noodles are cooled, deep fry them in oil over medium flame till they are crisp and golden in colour.
  • Your fried noodles are ready.
Method: 
  • In a bowl, add minced garlic, red chilly sauce, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, vinegar and mix well.
  • In a mixing bowl, add carrot, cabbage some spring onion greens, fried noodles and above prepared sauce. Keep aside some spring onion greens for garnishing.
  • Mix all the ingredients well. Check for seasoning and if required add salt as per your preference.
  • Chinese Bhel - Spicy Tangy Fried Noodles is ready.
  • Garnish with finely chopped spring onions and serve. 
Note: 1) You may add veggies as per your choice. Capsium, Beans Sprouts, Onions etc.

2) Incase you don't want to have raw veggies, you can saute this veggies along with the sauce and then add to the fried noodles once the veggies are cooled off.

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