Chinese Noodle Salad / Chinese Bhel



A great street food / comforting meal for all - it's Chinese Noodle Salad / Chinese Bhel! Combination of noodles,vegetables and topped with simple sauces makes it a great  dish to try!



I am sharing the recipe that is very common at my house, it's my favorite Chinese Noodle salad or Chinese Bhel!
I make this when I either super busy or extremely fed up of chores and hate to step in the kitchen,but can't run away from  work so need to fix food in an exciting way for all!
The thing that attracts me to cooking Indo-Chinese food is that we can play with variety of ingredients and finally end up making something lip-smacking.
The recipe can be altered to add chicken,seafood or just egg and it will taste amazing too.
I have used vegetables in this recipe but you can make a lot of variations- even adding Paneer would make this dish so interesting!


To make some of my favorite Indo-Chinese dishes quickly I follow few steps which make life easier and one among them is storing homemade fried Hakka Noodles.
I usually get a large pack of Hakka noodles,cook them as per packet instruction,drain the noodles and when almost dry add APF and Cornstarch and fry them till crisp. Finally store these in airtight containers.
This saves a lot of time when you have sudden cravings Chinese Food. You can add these noodles to soups,make some salad,add this to some chicken and veg dry recipes too.Plus kids love to munch on them!



A bowl of Chinese noodle salad with carrots,capsicum,cabbage

This recipe as it is needs some basic ingredients and makes a wonderful meal in itself.
Next time I will share another variation of using the fried noodles plus adding some protein to it.
You can try adding schezwan chutney to this recipe and see how it works. This dish is sweet/tangy version but schezwan will give a nice spice punch in each bite.
Adding peanuts is optional, you can alternatively add honey walnuts or almonds too.
Try this awesome and quick fix recipe that's so perfect for quick dinner or lunch fixes and kids wont say NO!😊



Closeup of chinese bhel

If you love Indo-Chinese food or have a craze for these dishes then try some of my recipes I have shared before:
Crispy Pan Fried Noodles,
Spicy Gobi Schezwan,
Vegetable Chinese Samosa,
American Chopsuey,
Gobi Manchurian Gravy,
Egg Fried Rice





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Chinese Noodle Salad / Chinese Bhel
Wonderful combination of noodles,vegetables,sauces and topped with sesame seeds and peanuts makes it a comforting meal/snacking option!
Ingredients
  • 150gm / 5.2 oz Chings Hakka Veg Noodles
  • 1 Teaspoon Maida/ APF
  • 1 Teaspoon Cornstarch
  • Vegetable Oil for deep frying
  • for Sauce:
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 No Red Onion ,sliced
  • 2 Sprigs Spring Onion,chopped
  • 1 No Green Bellpepper,sliced
  • 1 No,Tomato ,sliced
  • 1 No Carrot,sliced
  • 2 No Green Chili,slit
  • 6 No Garlic Cloves,grated
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger,grated
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon distilled white vinegar 
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce /  Soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
Instructions
Cook the noodles as per instructions on the pack.
Add APF and cornstarch to the cooked and drained dry noodles.
In a deep frying pan,heat the oil and deep fry the noodles in batches.
keep these stored in a container.
In a pan, dry roast the peanuts and sesame seeds.
Keep that aside,.
In the same pan add oil and vegetables and sauces mentioned toss well.
Add salt and sugar.
add the noodles,peanuts,sesame seeds.
Toss well and serve hot!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2 Servings



Delicious chinese noodles - street food with sesame seeds,peanuts,noodles,and vegetables tossed in lovely sauces.




Tips:

  • Serve hot, immediately after mixing the noodles with sauce.
  • Do not mix the noodles and sauce,to serve at a later time as they will turn soggy.
  • Adjust spice level in your sauce as per tolerance.









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Prasanna Hede
Prasanna Hede

15 comments:

  1. I was excited to see this recipe because I'm always looking for new salad recipes, but I got even more excited when I realized that it's not a traditional salad the way I think of them. This is loaded with flavor, and I love your tip for frying the noodles ahead of time and storing them until they're needed. That will help me to make this even faster.

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  2. My family would love this! So many great flavors!

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  3. The Hakka noodles look so good - I hope I can find some nearby.

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  4. This noodle salad is making drool! Yumm combination of flavors.

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  5. This looks like such a great recipe to have on hand when you don't feel like cooking!

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  6. I used to love eating Chinese bhel from the roadside vendor close to our home in Delhi! This recipe bring back such fond memories :-) I should really make it sometime soon!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I really need to try this as I never make Chinese noodles at home but love ordering them at a restaurant. This dish looks delicious with those deep-fried noodles!

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  8. Oh, yummy! I love a simple noodle dish like this!

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  9. This looks super tasty! It would make a great weeknight meal!

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  10. Never thought of putting fried noodles in a salad like that! Wonderful variation - would be a great side dish with a collection of different kinds of salad.

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  11. I've all the fresh veggies and flavors you've included. Yum!

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  12. I love all of the ingredients, the catsup was a surprise, love it! I have back pocket recipes too for those kinds of days, my favorite being a simple grilled cheese sandwich. I will have to try this one. Thanks for sharing:)

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  13. I've been seeing your recipe all over pinterest lately. It looks delicious! I've never heard of hakka noodles, but I'm going to look next time I shop.

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