Food Recipe

Chinese Special – Hakka Noodles, Fried Rice & Manchurian

Hello Everyone,

How are you all doing ? Did you all get a chance to try the Chocolava cake? Please do try if you haven’t done so. So, this content I am posting today is Chinese special 🙂 and let me tell you my friends, I have a very soft corner for Chinese. I just love the hakka and schezwan flavor, especially the soupy ramen as well as the dry noodles. Noodle combo with egg and chicken adds to the delight.

Indian Chinese cuisine or Indo-Chinese cuisine or Sino-Indian cuisine , is a distinct cuisine formed through the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes through a larger offering which also include vegetarian dishes and was developed by the ethic Chinese community of Kolkata over the course of a century. Today, Chinese food is an integral part of the Indian and Bangladeshi culinary scenes.It has for decades been enjoyed by overseas Indian communities in North America and Great Britain and in the 2010s became a mainstream cuisine in the latter.

Chinese food has also lot of health benefits. Their traditional plant-based diet has been shown to be one of the main factors in decreased rates of heart disease, diabetes and obesity among rural tribes. Use of garlic makes it even more healthier ( immunity booster) and tastier.

So, without much ado, lets get started !!!!

Preparation Time : 20 minutes, Cooking Time : 90 minutes, Calories : 390/serving

Ingredients :

For the noodles :

  1. Oil – 3 tablespoon
  2. Garlic Pods – 5 to 6 finely chopped
  3. Onions – 3 thinly sliced
  4. Cabbage – 50 gms thinly sliced
  5. Carrots – 40 gms thinly sliced
  6. Bell Peppers – 2 thinly sliced
  7. Salt – As per taste
  8. Black Pepper Powder – 1 and half tablespoons
  9. Ketchup – As per taste
  10. Hot Sauce – As per taste and liking
  11. Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  12. Soya Sauce – 1 tablespoon

For the Manchurian and its Sauce :

  1. Oil – 3 tablespoons
  2. Cabbage – 100 gms finely chopped using a chopper.
  3. Carrots – 50 gms finely chopped using a chopper
  4. Green chillies – 4
  5. All Purpose Flour – 3 tablespoons
  6. Corn Flour – 2 tablespoons
  7. Garlic Pods – 4 finely chopped
  8. Onions – 2 finely chopped
  9. Bell Peppers – 1 finely chopped
  10. Salt – As per taste
  11. Black Pepper Powder – 1 and half tablespoons
  12. Ketchup – As per taste
  13. Hot Sauce – As per taste and liking
  14. Vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  15. Soya Sauce – 1 tablespoon
  16. Water – 2 cups

For the Fried Rice:

  1. Oil – 2 tablespoons
  2. Garlic Pods – 2 finely chopped
  3. Onions – 2 finely chopped
  4. Carrots – 1 finely chopped
  5. Salt – As per taste
  6. Red Chilli Powder – 1 tablespoon
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 and half tablespoon
  8. Coriander leaves – Finely chopped for garnishing

Directions:

Noodle Preparation :

  1. In a pan, add water, little salt and oil and bring it to boil . Add the noodles to the boiled water and cover and cook for 10-12 minutes until they get cooked.
  2. Drain out the water completely. Wash the noodles in running cold water thoroughly, drain it again and keep it aside.
  3. In another cooking pan, add oil and allow it to heat.
  4. Add chopped garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the onions, carrots and bell peppers and fry it on a medium-high heat for 5 minutes
  6. Add the salt and black pepper powder and fry it for another 2 mins.
  7. Here you can add any veggies of your choice – like mushrooms,green peas, or even eggs or chicken.
  8. Do make sure that the veggies do not get overcooked. It should have little crunch and crispiness.
  9. Now, start adding the sauces, Ketchup, hot sauce ( or any sauce of your choice) and soya sauce.
  10. Add little vinegar and saute it well.
  11. Now, add the noodles to mix it well with the veggies and sauces.
  12. At this point, we can add more sauces and alter the spiciness level as per your choice.
  13. Noodles are now ready to be eaten.

Manchurian Preparation along with Gravy :

  1. In a food chopper/processor, add the cabbage, carrots, green chillies and garlic. Chop it off nicely.
  2. Now, in the minced vegetables, add 2 tablepoons all purpose flour and corn flour. Also, add salt and black pepper powder.
  3. Mix it very well and start making Manchurian balls. If you feel, that the hold is missing from the Manchurian balls, add little more all purpose flour.
  4. Parallely, pre heat the air fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 6 mins.
  5. Once the balls are rolled, transfer it to the air fryer, add little oil on top of it.
  6. Air fry the manchurian balls for 20 -25 mins at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. They would turn dark brown. Keep the balls aside.
  7. In another pan, add oil and add chopped garlic.
  8. Add finely chopped onions and bell peppers. Throw in the salt and black pepper powder.
  9. Cook the veggies until they turn golden brown. Now, add little vinegar and mix it well.
  10. Add 1 tablespoon Soya sauce. Also, add ketchup and hot sauce as per your liking. Since, we are making a red sauce the quantity of red sauces should be little more 🙂
  11. Take 1 tablespoon all purpose flour and mix it with little water to make thin paste.
  12. Now, transfer the paste to the gravy to make it thick. Cook for another 10-15 minutes, to remove the rawness flavor of the flour .
  13. Now, add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  14. Once the gravy gets thicker, add the cooked manchurian balls to it and mix it well.
  15. Turn off the heat and enjoy the manchurian 🙂

Fried Rice Preparation : – This was done in an Indian style rather than a chinese style.

  1. In a pan, add little oil and allow it to heat.
  2. Once the oil gets heated, add garlic and cook for 2 mins.
  3. Add the carrots and onions and cook for 5 minutes until they get little crispy.
  4. Add salt, Red Chilli powder and coriander powder and mix it well.
  5. Now, add the cooked rice and stir it very well. It would be good if we use the cooked rice which was done in the morning ( little cold or at room temperature).
  6. Turn off the heat and garnish it with coriander leaves.
  7. Fried rice is ready to be eaten.

Please do try this recipe at home and let me know how it turns out to be. I am sure you will love it :). Also, please do like, comment and follow me on WordPress and Instagram @aanchal6867.

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