Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Stir fried noodles with baby corn and carrots.

Stir fried noodles with baby corn and carrots - A fast and easy lunch or brunch dish that takes only a few minutes to prepare. Tender baby corn, carrots and chinese egg noodles stir fried in the wok with aromatic garlic, soya sauce ,chilli sauce and fried cashew nuts to give that crunch.


2 rounds of dry medium chinese egg noodles(If you dont eat eggs use rice noodles)

2 carrots peeled and sliced thinly
4 oz baby corn sliced in 5mm rounds
2 tablespoons dark soya sauce
1 tablespoon chilli sauce ( more if you like spicy)
1.5 tablespoons sunflower oil
pinch salt
2 green chillies finely chopped( omit for children)
1 clove garlic peeled and thinly sliced
Handful cashew nuts


1. Place the noodles in a large bowl and top with boiling water .Cover and leave for 2 minutes.
2. After two minutes separate the noodles with a fork cover and leave for 1 more minute.
3. After this drain the noodles and keep them aside.
4. In a wok add the half the sunflower oil and heat till it smokes .(Chinese food is cooked on high heat to make the outside seal and the inside still crunchy. )
5. Add the cashew nuts and fry till golden brown. Remove them and keep aside.
6. Add the remaining oil , heat and then add the garlic to the hot pan ,stir fry and add the corn, chillies and carrots. Add pinch of salt. Stir fry till the vegtables begin to take slight colour but are still crisp.

7. Add drained noodles and stir fry to crisp the noodles slightly.
8. Add soya sauce and chilli sauce and half the fried cashew nuts and toss the noodles and vegetables till all are coated evenly.
9.Stir fry 2 more minutes.
10.Transfer to serving dish and top with remaining cashew nuts.

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Hakka Noodles

NB -This dish has been deliberately kept simple with minimum use of veg and spices to make it more children friendly.If making for adult ,any vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, water chestnuts or bell peppers can be added.

Submitted to:
Spice your life-kids delight event.


  1. stir fried noodles looks very good.This dish can be easy lunch or dinner i like it.

    thanks for visiting my blog

  2. Its delicious and yet so simple...thanks for sharing and wish you and ur family a very happy pongal

  3. Oh! Yum! Your stir fried noodles looks so delicious! This is really my kind of food, I can eat something like this any time of day. My son and I love baby corn so much but I've never found any fresh baby corn around here so I usually use green peas or broccoli instead. It really is a kids friendly dish and I love how you add cashew nuts in it, sounds so yummy!

  4. Looks delicious....My all time fav food...

  5. Am ready to finish that whole bowl, lipsmacking noodles...

  6. I am a big fan of babycorn and I really feel like grabbing that bowl now:)

  7. Stir fried noodles looks delicious and tempting

  8. Hi

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  9. Noodles looks tempting and delicious.

  10. Delicious ad simple...really like the baby corn in it..but it's really hard to get some fresh babycorn here...

  11. hey bloghoppd from ur comment on my blog.cheers -we r celebrating finding each others blog.will keep coming for more.


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