Hakka noodles veg

Recipe for hakka noodles

Serving hakka noodles veg for hakka noodles recipe

Vegetable hakka noodles recipe can be easily prepared at home like restaurant style with easily available ingredients from your kitchen.
Hakka noodles veg is a popular recipe from Indo Chinese cuisine. This is one the easiest noodles recipe that is suitable for beginner.
Hakka noodles can be served with paneer chilli gravy and veg manchurian gravy.  I personally make it in the evening when feel little hungry. My son love it very much. He  used to mix little tomato sauce with hakka noodles. 
It can be made with eggs or Chicken as well. For egg hakka noodles seperately scramble eggs and mix while stir frying the noodles. Similarly you can use boiled chicken pieces to make chicken hakka noodles.
Hakka noodles and origin
It is a dish of boiled noodles stir fried with vegetables, salt, pepper and sauce.  The dish is originated by a small Chinese community from hakka region that settled in Kolkata in the late 19 th century. 
Noodles are made from unleavened dough and are usually cooked in boiling water. So the term hakka noodles means a dish of noodles by hakka community.
What is the difference between noodles and hakka noodles
  1. Noodles is a product made from unleavened dough either of rice or wheat flour. Whereas hakka noodles is a dish made from noodles.
  2. Steam noodles, flat noodles, chop suey noodles, ramen noodles and fried noodles are some types of noodles. But hakka noodles is made from one of its types Steam noodles.

Hakka noodles recipe step by step

1. Boiling noodles
Heat enough water in a large pan in medium high flame. Add half teaspoon salt and one teaspoon cooking oil into the water.
When the water start to boil add the noodles by breaking into two parts.
Boiling noodles in water for hakka noodles veg recipe
Stir occasionally and when the noodles cooked almost 90%, switch off the flame and drain in a strainer.
Almost 90% cooked noodles for hakka noodles veg recipe
Wash the noodles under running water for 2 to 3 times to remove any extra starch.
Now spread them on a wide flat utensil to dry.
Boiled noodles for hakka noodles veg recipe
2. Cutting vegetables
For this recipe vegetables like carrot, capsicum should be cut into julienne. Finely chopped green scallions ( spring onions) ginger and garlic, slice onion and cabbage. 
3. Making the hakka noodles
Heat one teaspoon oil in a wok or a deep pan in high heat flame.
Add the chopped ginger, garlic and green chili and saute for a while.
Sauteeing ginger garlic and Chill for hakka noodles recipe
Add onion slices, carrot and capsicum one by another and saute for one minute. Don't overcook the vegetables, keep them crunchy.
Then add cabbage and followed by boiled noodles.
Sauteeing carrot, capsicum, onion and cabbage for hakka noodles veg recipe
Start to mix everything nicely. Use a spoon and fork to mix them evenly.
Mixing hakka noodles with spoon and fork for hakka noodles veg recipe
Add soya sauce, vinegar, salt and white pepper powder. Again mix everything nicely.
Taste the seasoning if required add more salt and pepper.
Mixing soya sauce, salt white pepper powder with noodles for hakka noodles veg recipe
Sprinkle some chopped spring onions and remove the hakka noodles to serve.
Prepared hakk noodles topped with chopped spring onions for hakka noodles veg recipe
Restaurant style hakka noodles recipe
You can easily made this recipe restaurant style just by following some below given tips
  • Don't use chilly sauce or any chilli oil while making hakka noodles. 
  • In place of dark soya sauce use light soya sauce or maggi sauce.
  • Use white pepper powder instead of black pepper powder.
  • Use of ginger and garlic is optional. In many well brand restaurants, these are not used while making hakka noodles.
  • Chilly sauce or chilli oil and ginger, garlic are used to make chilli garlic noodles not hakka noodles.
  • Adding vegetables depends on your choice but in restaurants commonly used vegetables are carrot, cabbage, capsicum and onion. You can add red and yellow bell pepper as well.
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Difference between Chow mein and hakka noodles
Though both having same vegetables and preparation method, there are some differences like
  • Their appearance, chow mein are light red in colour while hakka noodles are dark whitish.
  • Tomato sauce or ketchup is used in chow mein recipe but not in hakka noodles recipe.
  • In hakka noodles, maggi sauce or light soya sauce is used but in chow mein dark soya sauce is used.

Easy hakka noodles recipe

Serving hakka noodles veg for hakka noodles recipe
Hakka noodles is a popular recipe made from boiled steam noodles with vegetables. This easy hakka noodles recipe is kids friendly as well.
Prep time          cooking time        serving
10 min                5 min                    3
Author               Mobasir hassan
Ingredients
  • 250 gm noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 green chili slits ( optional)
  • 1 medium size onion (sliced)
  • 1 medium size carrot (julienne)
  • 1 medium size capsicum (Julienne)
  • 1/2  cup cabbage finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup green spring onions (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon light soya sauce (or maggi sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or as per taste
How to make hakka noodles
Preparation
  1. Heat enough water in a large deep vessel pan. Add a small pinch of salt and half teaspoon oil. When the water start to boil, add the noodles. Boil them till 90% done or for 3 minutes.
  2. Drain them to a stainer and wash under running water for 2 - 3 times. This will help to remove extra starch from the noodles.
  3. Spread them on a wide open utensil or working table under air to dry out moisture.
Making hakka noodles
  1. Heat one teaspoon oil in a wok or a non stick skillet on medium high heat flame. Once the oil become hot, add the chopped garlic and ginger and saute for a while.
  2. Add the green chilli and saute with ginger and garlic. Then add onion slices and fry till become translucent for 1 minute.
  3. Add carrots julienne and stir nicely to mix.
  4. Similarly add capsicum and cabbage one by one and stir everything under medium high heat flame for 2 minutes. 
  5. Now add the boiled noodles and start to mix with the vegetables. You can use fork and spoon to give them a nice mix.
  6. Then add soya sauce, vinegar, salt and white pepper powder.  Further give everything a nice mix and tossed for a minute under medium heat flame.
  7. Sprinkle some green scallions from top and remove to serve hot.
                            Video

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                             Nutritional value
                             (serving size 283 g)
  • Calories : 370
  • Fats : 13 g
  • Protein : 11 g
  • Carbohydrate : 54 g
                             Serving tips
Hakka noodles can be served with veg manchurian gravy and chilli paneer gravy.
It goes well with Chinese green vegetables as well as with exotic vegetables in hot garlic sauce.
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