How to make the 30-minute Authentic Pad Thai Recipe




Under 30 minutes fix dinner with this recipe of authentic pad thai recipe, with authentic pad thai sauce recipe, which makes this best and easy real pad thai any time! Add chicken, vegetable, and shrimp as you like and enjoy this restaurant style pad thai recipe at home under 30 mins or less. This is the best authentic pad thai EVER!



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Thai food is one of the famous cuisines and this authentic pad thai recipe is what you need in your life to make the restaurant-style Thai food at home.


Whenever Thai food comes to mind then the first dish we imagine is pad thai. You can always enjoy this in a restaurant but making this real pad thai at home with some easy authentic pad thai sauce recipe is such an amazing feeling, that you won't go for takeout anymore!


Customize this pad thai recipe with vegetables of your choice to make it vegetable pad thai, add shrimp to make it shrimp pad thai or chicken to make chicken pad thai. I have added vegetables, shrimp, and chicken along with egg in this recipe to make it one-in-all pad thai!

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Authentic Pad Thai Recipe


This restaurant style pad thai recipe is made of a few basic ingredients which are very easy to put together. 


What is Pad Thai?

Pad thai is a dish made out of rice noodles, cooked or soaked in hot water till soft, further drained and stir-fried along with vegetables, eggs, chicken or shrimp and tossed in sweet-savory, slightly sour sauce topped with crushed peanuts.


This is recipe will not yield that typical exact restaurant-style Thai noodle dish as they tend to add a lot of oil and this recipe is with less oil yet very addictive and delicious.


a cast iron pan with easy authentic pad thai topped with crushed peanuts and sliced lemon


Pad Thai Ingredients:


Following simple ingredients make this best authentic pad thai :

  • Noodles:  Rice noodles are used in making the pad thai noodles. As per the package, instructions either boil the noodles or soak them in hot water till they are soft and then drain them under cold water, toss with little oil.

  • Sauce:  The pad thai sauce is made of a mix of tamarind puree, brown sugar, fish sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, vinegar, and water.

  • Vegetables:  You can choose whatever vegetables that you love. I have used garlic, carrot, green onion, and bean sprouts.

  • Protein:  Add the protein of your choice as per your personal preference. This recipe works very well with eggs, shrimp, chicken. I have used all three in this recipe just to make it tastier.

  • Toppings:  Crushed peanuts, lemon wedges, cilantro chopped is something I have added on the noodles.



What are pad thai noodles made of?


  • What all vegetables can we use in pad thai recipe? The vegetables that go in this recipe of pad thai noodles are garlic, spring onion, carrots, mung bean sprouts.


a plate with pad thai ingredients - carrots,mung bean sprouts,spring onion greens and whites,garlic chopped

  • What is pad thai sauce?  Pad thai sauce is made of mainly tamarind puree, fish sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, oyster sauce, brown sugar, water, and vinegar. If you like noodles with a lot of sauce then you can double the sauce ingredients.


ingredients to make authentic pad thai recipe

  • Noodles used in pad thai are rice noodles, which are slightly wide. As per package instructions, either boil the noodles or soak them in hot water. Further, run them under cold water, and toss them with some oil to avoid sticking together.

  • The protein used in this recipe is shrimp and chicken, first, marinate them with salt and black pepper powder.


ingredients to make real pad thai- a bowl with shrimp and chicken,another bowl with rice noodles


How to make pad thai noodles from scratch?


Step1:  Cook the rice noodles as per package instructions or soak them in hot water. Further, run the noodles through the cold water, and toss with oil to avoid sticking to each other.


Step2:  In a bowl, add the eggs and whisk well as shown in the picture below.

In another bowl add the ingredients for pad thai sauce and whisk well to make the sauce as shown in the picture below.

steps to make restaurant style padf that - bowl with authentic pad thai sauce and another bowl with egg whisked


Step3:  In a wok/cast iron pan, add oil and when its hot, add the chopped garlic and spring onion whites chopped. Saute well.


Step4:  Add the chopped vegetables and saute well. Further, move this to one side of the pan, add some more extra oil.
Further, add the shrimp and chicken, saute till the shrimp and chicken are cooked well.


steps to make pad thai recipe - a cast iron pan with veggies sauteed,chicken  shrimp sauteed

Step5:  Move the cooked shrimp and chicken to again to one side of the pan, add the eggs, and scramble well and mix well with the cooked veggies, shrimp, and chicken.

Add the rice noodles in the pan as shown in the picture.

steps to make pad thai- add eggs and saute till cooked,add noodles and mix well

Step6:  Add the sauce to the pan, and toss well to coat the noodles well with the sauce. 

Finally, add the mung bean sprouts and further toss so that noodles, chicken, shrimp, and veggies mix well.

authentic pad thai sauce added to noodles,tossed well add crushed peanuts and mung bean sprouts

crushed peanuts,cilantro topped with real pad thai and served with lemon wedges


Pro Tips to make the pad thai noodles recipe:

  • Tamarind puree is the most important ingredient in the recipe of pad thai. If you are unable to find the tamarind puree in Asian markets then you can get raw tamarind from Asian/Indian stores near you. Just soak that in 4 Tbsp of hot water for a few minutes and squeeze to extract the pulp. Mix the extracted pulp with the hot water that was used to soak the tamarind and that is good to go.
  • Fish sauce and brown sugar are other important aspects of the pad thai sauce, so please do not skip these ingredients too. If you are worried about any foul smell f fish sauce then trust me, when all the pad thai sauce ingredients are mixed together then the fish sauce does not have any negative smell on the final noodle dish.
  • Rice noodles that I have used in this recipe required boiling and further tossing them under cold water. Please check the brand of rice noodles you use to see if the noodles need boiling or just enough to soak for a few minutes in hot water.
    • You can see in the steps that I have used fresh mung bean sprouts. you can use the mung bean sprouts available in the  Asian stores or make your own sprouts at home. I have not explained in this recipe the steps to make your own sprouts, but will surely try to add the details in the future.



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    How to make the 30-minute Authentic Pad Thai Recipe

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    How to make the 30-minute Authentic Pad Thai Recipe
    Servings: 5 Servings
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    Prep Time:: 20 MCook Time:: 10 MTotal Time:: 30 M
    Under 30 minutes fix dinner with this recipe of authentic pad thai recipe, with authentic pad thai sauce recipe, which makes this best and easy real pad thai any time! Add chicken, vegetable, and shrimp as you like and enjoy this restaurant style pad thai recipe at home under 30 mins or less. This is the best authentic pad thai EVER!

    Ingredients:

    For Thai Sauce:
    • 3 Tbsp Fish Sauce
    • 1 Tbsp Rice/White Vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
    • 3 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
    • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
    • 2 Tbsp Sriracha
    • 2 Tbsp Water
    • 2 Tbsp Tamarind Puree
    For Pad Thai Noodles:
    • 4 oz/ 125 grams Rice Noodles
    • 8 Small, Shrimp, cleaned, deveined
    • 1/3 cup Chicken, cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 4 Tbsp Oil
    • 3 Garlic, cloves, chopped
    • 2 Eggs  whisked
    • 1/2 cup Mung Bean Sprouts
    • 1/4 cup Carrot, julienned
    • 1/4 cup Green Onion/scallions, chopped
    • Salt and Pepper Powder as per need
    For Garnish:
    • 1/4 cup Peanuts, dry roasted and roughly crushed
    • Lime Wedges
    • Sesame Seeds
    • Cilantro, chopped

    Instructions:

    1. Cook the rice noodles as per package instructions or soak them in hot water. Further, run the noodles through the cold water, and toss with oil to avoid sticking to each other.
    2. In a bowl, add the eggs and whisk well as shown in the picture below.
    3. In another bowl add the ingredients for pad thai sauce and whisk well to make the sauce as shown in the picture below.
    4. In a wok/cast iron pan, add oil and when its hot, add the chopped garlic and spring onion whites chopped. Saute well.
    5. Add the chopped vegetables and saute well. Further, move this to one side of the pan, add some more extra oil.
    6. Further, add the shrimp and chicken, saute till the shrimp and chicken are cooked well.
    7. Move the cooked shrimp and chicken to again to one side of the pan, add the eggs, and scramble well and mix well with the cooked veggies, shrimp, and chicken.
    8. Add the rice noodles in the pan as shown in the picture.
    9. Add the sauce to the pan, and toss well to coat the noodles well with the sauce.
    10. Finally, add the mung bean sprouts and further toss so that noodles, chicken, shrimp, and veggies mix well.
    11. Garnish with crushed peanuts, chopped cilantro.
    12. Serve while warm.

    Notes:

    Tamarind puree is the most important ingredient in the recipe of pad thai. If you are unable to find the tamarind puree in Asian markets then you can get raw tamarind from Asian/Indian stores near you. Just soak that in 4 Tbsp of hot water for a few minutes and squeeze to extract the pulp. Mix the extracted pulp with the hot water that was used to soak the tamarind and that is good to go.

    Fish sauce and brown sugar are other important aspects of the pad thai sauce, so please do not skip these ingredients too. If you are worried about any foul smell f fish sauce then trust me, when all the pad thai sauce ingredients are mixed together then the fish sauce does not have any negative smell on the final noodle dish.

    Rice noodles that I have used in this recipe required boiling and further tossing them under cold water. Please check the brand of rice noodles you use to see if the noodles need boiling or just enough to soak for a few minutes in hot water.

    You can see in the steps that I have used fresh mung bean sprouts. you can use the mung bean sprouts available in the Asian stores or make your own sprouts at home. I have not explained in this recipe the steps to make your own sprouts, but will surely try to add the details in the future.
    Calories
    964.11
    Fat (grams)
    75.41
    Sat. Fat (grams)
    11.16
    Carbs (grams)
    47.18
    Fiber (grams)
    12.43
    Net carbs
    34.75
    Sugar (grams)
    14.48
    Protein (grams)
    38.26
    Sodium (milligrams)
    2309.70
    Cholesterol (grams)
    96.28
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    1. I order Pad Thai as often as I can but definitely it is time to try it on my own. It doesn't seem to be hard to prepare so I am going to try it this weekend! Generally, I am impressed of your blog, recipes are so cool and easy! But I have only one question about this pad thai: can I use every type of carrot? I have this round one (https://gardenseedsmarket.com/round-carrot-pariser-markt-4-seeds-daucus-carota.html) and don't want to make something go wrong. What do you think? Thanks for all once again!

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      1. Hi Nancy thanks for liking my recipe . This type of carrot will work fine in any recipe but can you just hold a while to make this recipe. I am about to update the recipe which much more delicious and easy and so better than takeouts. This will take some days but if you are making it then just hold for some days.Thank you.

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