Crispy fried noodles tossed with indian spices and veggies makes a perfect starter when we are hosting lunch or dinner parties at home. Noodles Chaat is also referred as chinese bhel it's a very popular snack sold by street food vendors.
Ingredients for Crispy Noodles:
1 Pack 400 Grams Hakka Noodles
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
2 Tbsp Maida (All Purpose Flour)
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying..
Ingredients for Noodles Chaat:
1 Cup Finely Sliced or Grated Cabbage
3 Large Carrots Thinly Sliced or Grated
2 Large Onion Thinly Sliced
1 Large Capsicum Thinly Sliced
1 Tomato Deseeded and Finely Chopped
3 Green Chilies Finely Chopped
1 Tbsp Chilly Sauce
1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
1 Tbsp Date and Tamarind Chutney Please Click Here for Recipe
1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup
3 Tbsp Roasted and Salted Peanuts
1 Tbsp Chaat Masala
1 Tbsp Crushed Black Pepper Corns
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
Aloo Bhujia as required
Finely Chopped Coriander
1/2 lime Juice
Salt as per taste...
Cook the noodles according to package directions, drain excess water allow to reach room temperature.
Add the noodles to a large mixing bowl or plate sprinkle maida, corn flour and salt mix well. If any excess moisture in the noodles the flour will absorb and helps the noodles to cook faster.
Sprinkle little water at a time and mix the noodles the flour should stick on the noodles. Heat a wide pan with oil for frying on low flame allow to reach temperature.
Add one even layer of noodles to hot oil and fry till light brown in color on both sides. Fry the noodles on low flame to achive crispiness. Each side to fry evenly will take 2 to 3 minutes.
Once the noodles has fried allow excess oil to drain on a tissue paper or place in a colander to drain.
We can prepare these crispy noodles and store it in a airtight container and use as required. We can also store the fried noodles in the freezer up to 3 to 4 weeks.
In a large mixing bowl combine the veggies, sauces and masala powder mix well. Add salt and noodles just before serving.
Also check for salt and add as required as the sauces and masalas already contain salt in them.
Add tamarind chutney, peanuts and bhujia and mix well. crumble and add the noodles mix well. Garnish with grated carrots, finely chopped coriander, finely chopped onions and lime juice.
Before serving sprinkle aloo bhujia and salted peanuts and serve right away...Enjoy 😉