Sep 27, 2016

Pad Thai noodles...

Pad thai noodles are my favourite. Love the simplicity and flavours it accompanies. When we were in Phili, I used to go this particular small thai restaurant in the mall near my office where they used to serve really yummy pad thai noodles. Flat rice noodles spiced up with some sauces and veggies and served with crushed peanuts on top is sure to taste great

I havent followed any exact recipe here. Just checked out  few recipes here and there on the internet and came up with my own version :) Though I did not have some ingredients, still went ahead and made this. It really tasted yummy and our whole family enjoyed it. The kids, whom I did not expect to try, dived in and gave me only a little to taste and well hubby too got only a little. Well I had to make the same recipe once again that night and a lot more  :)


Serves... 2 ppl
Serve option... Hot

This is what u'll need...

Noodles - as needed 
Onion - 1 big
Capsicum - 1 medium
Sprouts / Cabbage shreds - 2 tbspn
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tspn
Soya sauce - 1 tspn or little more
Tomato kethcup - 1 tbspn
Tamarind juice - 1 tspn
Paneer small cubes - 20 nos
Peanuts - 2 tbspn
Scallions / spring onion - for garnish
Oil - 2 tbspn
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....

  • Soak the rice noodles in hot water for about 8-10 minutes or until soft
  • Dry roast 2 tablespoons of peanuts over low flame until they are crisp
  • Remove from flame and let it cool. Remove skin afer they cool
  • Crush it roughly and keep it ready for use. I have used mortar-pestle to do the job

  • Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a wide flat pan
  • Thinly slice the onion and toss it into hot oil. Keep the flame high
  • Slice the capsicum very thinly and toss it into the pan
  • It tastes great if you use sprouts but as I did not have any sprouts at hand, I used thinly sliced shreds of cabbage for the crunch that I like to have in the noodles
  • Saute all this for about a minute
  • Add salt and pepper as per taste

  • The noodles need a little extra spice so we can use red chilli powder. Add as per your taste. We like it spicy so added about half a teaspoon. The chilli powder I use is pretty hot to taste
  • Spoon in a teaspoon of soya sauce and also a teaspoon of tamarind juice
  • Add a little tomato chilli sauce for a little extra sauce. Usually fish sauce is used for this recipe which I dont have 
  • Toss in some cooked noodles and give it a gentle stir so that the spices gets evenly coated all-over the noodles
  • Add some diced paneer or tofu to the pan and give it a final stir
  • Transfer the contents to a serving plate and garnish with crushed peanuts and chopped spring onion green for an extra crunch

  • Serve hot and enjoy with your family

                                                  • Remove the skin from the peanuts else it tastes wierd
                                                  • You can use grated ginger and garlic for an added effect
                                                  • every step will take only a few seconds to get done so dont cook anything for long. Dont worry, by the end everything will be cooked through
                                                  • Adjust spice levels to suit your taste

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