Innovative Noodle Recipes

Noodles were introduced in India by the traders of China and South East Asia but they have become a crucial part of India’s culinary landscape now. Noodles are versatile! They can be cooked the regular way and you can also give them an exciting new twist by incorporating them into different dishes. These strings of happiness called noodles are available in various forms and can be tossed in several different ways with a myriad of ingredients to make toothsome treats.

 

We present to you some exciting new recipes with noodles that are extremely delicious! Try them, you’ll love them!

 

1.   Noodles With Peanut Sauce

This is a scrumptious combination of peanut sauce, sautéed veggies and noodles. This is a dish that appeals to all. Although the combination of peanut sauce and noodles seems a little strange, the recipe comes out to be a delicious one.

Ingredients

  • 1/4th cup grated jaggery
  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoon tamarind (imli) pulp or Imli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 & ½ cup boiled noodles (unflavoured noodles)
  • 1 & ½ tablespoon oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion whites
  • ¼ cup shredded purple cabbage
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • ½ cup thinly sliced carrots
  • ½ cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
  • A pinch of black pepper powder
  • Salt as per taste

For Garnishing

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped spring onion greens

Method

For Making The Peanut Sauce

  • Boil ½ cup of water in a small pan
  • Add jaggery, tamarind, peanut butter, salt and soy sauce, mix well and simmer for a few minutes on low heat until the jaggery melts and the sauce starts thickening
  • Once the consistency of the sauce is thick, remove it from the flame and keep it aside

Bringing Everything Together

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan; add the spring onion whites and sauté for about 2-3 minutes or till the onions turn translucent
  • Add the bean sprouts, carrots, cabbage and sauté for 2-3 minutes on a medium flame
  • Put in the boiled noodles and salt, and cook for some time while stirring occasionally
  • Add the peanut sauce that was made earlier and black pepper powder. Mix well and cook for another 1-2 minutes
  • Transfer the noodles onto a serving plate and garnish with spring onion greens

 

2. Vegetable, Paneer & Noodle Balls

You might have noticed that many starters are coated with bread crumbs or crushed cornflakes for getting the crispiness. The twist to this noodle balls recipe is the different technique for making them crispier. Noodles are used in a distinctively different way!

Let’s dive straight into the recipe:

Ingredients

  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated cauliflower
  • 1 cup grated paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 2 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste 
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ cup plain flour (maida)
  • Crushed rice noodles or crushed hakka noodles for rolling
  • Oil for deep frying

For Serving

Method

  • Combine carrots, cauliflower, paneer, green chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, and salt.
  • Divide the mixture into 10 equal parts and roll every part in a ball.
  • Combine flour and ½ cup of water in a bowl and mix well. Make sure that no lumps are formed and keep them aside.
  • Dip the balls one by one in the flour-water mixture and then roll them in the noodles till they are evenly coated from all the sides.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan and deep fry the balls a few at a time. Fry them until they are golden brown in colour from all sides.
  • Serve these delicious balls with schezwan chutney.

A sassy twist to the standard vegetable balls. Enjoy the extra crisp added by the noodles!

 

3.   Schezwan Noodle Frankie

Noodles and Frankies are all-time favourite street foods and they come together in this innovative Frankie recipe. We have got you the very popular schezwan noodle Frankie recipe, give it a try and enjoy the deliciousness of this mouthwatering treat.

Let’s see how it is made:

Ingredients

For the roti:

  • ½ cup plain flour (maida)
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • Some plain flour (maida) for rolling
  • Butter for cooking

For schezwan noodle stuffing:

  • ½ cup schezwan sauce
  • ½ cup boiled noodles
  • 1 and ½ tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • ¾ cup finely chopped capsicum
  • ½ cup finely chopped carrots
  • ¾ cup shredded cabbage
  • Salt as per taste

Other ingredients for schezwan noodle Frankie:

  • 2 tablespoon red chilli sauce
  • 8 tablespoon shredded cabbage
  • 6 tablespoons sliced onions
  • 8 tablespoon grated cheese
  • 4 teaspoon chaat masala for sprinkling

For serving:

Method

For making the roti:

  • Combine plain flour (maida), wheat flour, oil, and salt and knead into a soft dough with enough water.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll every part into a circle.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and cook the roti with a little butter till it is properly cooked from both sides.
  • Repeat the same steps for making the other rotis

For the noodles:

  • Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan; add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  • Add capsicum, carrot, and cabbage and sauté again on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the schezwan sauce and mix properly for a minute, stir occasionally.
  • Add the noodles and salt and then toss well and cook on a medium flame for a minute and keep aside 

Making the schezwan noodle Frankie:

  • Place a roti on a clean and dry surface.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of chilli sauce and spread it evenly.
  • Spread 2 tablespoons of shredded cabbage over it and ½ tablespoon of onions.
  • Spread ½ cup of the prepared schezwan noodle stuffing and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cheese over it.
  • Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of chaat masala over it.
  • Roll the Frankie tightly and carefully.
  • Serve with tomato ketchup.

This spicy and tangy Frankie is just right for lifting your mood on a weekday and weekends as well.

 

4.   Cheesy Noodle Potato Cutlet

The cheesy noodle potato cutlet is a delicious snack. This cutlet contains all the ingredients that are loved by the kids. It is an ideal party snack and you can also pack it as a yummy lunch box snack.

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

For the cheesy noodle & potato cutlet:

  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup boiled noodles, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • ½ cup boiled and coarsely crushed sweet corn kernels
  • ¼ cup finely chopped spring onion whites
  • ¼ cup finely chopped spring onion greens
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped green chillies
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ cup plain flour (maida)
  • Bread crumbs for rolling
  • Oil for deep frying

 

For serving

Method

  • Combine the plain flour and ¾ cup of water in a bowl, mix well and keep it aside. This should be a watery consistency, not too thick and not too thin.
  • Combine all the other ingredients in a bowl – mashed potatoes, cheese, boiled noodles, and crushed sweet corn, spring onion whites, spring onion greens, chopped green chillies, and salt. Mix everything properly together.
  • Divide the mixture into 10 equal parts and shape every part for making the cutlet. You can make it oval, round or you can give it any shape you want.
  • Dip every cutlet in the flour and water mixture, roll it in the bread crumbs until it is evenly coated on all the sides.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai and deep fry the cutlets till they are golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain the cutlets on absorbent paper.
  • You can serve these delicious cutlets with tomato ketchup or schezwan chutney.

 

Enjoy these scrumptious, healthy and tasty cutlets with friends and family!

 

These were some delicious and innovative recipes that give a twist to the regular noodles. Do try these recipes.

 

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