Chinese Hakka Noodles

hakka_noodles1Ingredients:

For the chilli oil:

  • ¼ cup oil
  • 5 whole dry red chillies, broken into pieces

For the noodles:

  • 2 cups boiled noodles
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¼ cup finely chopped spring onions whites
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 to 3 whole dry red chillies, broken into pieces
  • ½ cup thinly sliced carrots
  • ¼ cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green pepper
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch of black pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped spring onion greens

Method:

For the chilli oil:

1. Heat the oil in a deep pan on a high flame till it smokes.
2. Add the red chillies, cover with a lid and switch off the flame.
3. Allow it to cool for some time and strain it using a strainer. Keep aside.

For the noodles:

1. Heat the oil in a wok, add the spring onion whites, garlic and red chillies and sauté on a high flame for 30 seconds.
2. Add the carrots, cabbage, capsicum and sauté on a high flame for one to two minutes.
3. Add the noodles, soya sauce and salt, mix well and toss on a high flame for one to two minutes.
4. Add the black pepper powder and two tsp prepared chilli oil, mix well and toss on a high flame for another two minutes.
5. Sprinkle spring onion greens and toss well.
6. Serve immediately.