Feb 4, 2017

Homemade whole wheat noodles.... perfect to taste

We made some homemade noodles some time back. Those were made of all-purpose flour/maida. After trying and enjoying it a few times we thought of trying the healthier version to see if we liked it. I was really worried about the nutty flavour of whole wheat flour that might dominate the entire dish. But still thought why not give it a try before giving it up. So one fine day I dared to make it knowing that if I mess it then it will have to end up in trash n nowhere else. Used very little flour ro make a small batch to test if it works. I tried out some patterns and finally ended up with something definitely looking very good like noodles and pasta. But then the next question how were they gonna taste. To be honest I should say when I had it as it is I did get a little nutty though not fully as it was cooked in boiling water. The nutty flavour was still there but not very dominant. Thought I should give it up when it struck me that this pasta/noodle might not work witth white sauces but might definitely work with red sauce or some spicy Indian sauce

Daringly I made some more noodles... tried noodles, fetticcine and some bow-tie shapes. I tried making spicy noodles and I was impressed. They turned out perfect. The very next week the kids wanted me to make it again when their cousin was home. They were so delighted to share the info with him that their mommy made some delicious yummy homemade noodles. I made them again and they sure turned out perfect

I should say they were great except from the bow-tie pattern. The noodles type and fettuccine type worked perfect and nobody could guess the nutty flavour after the noodles were served. But when I tried making the bow-tie kind I could feel the flavour a little giving it a feeling of eating some uncooked flour. I could not correct whatever waays I tried. So there we are still making our whole wheat noodles once in a while to enjoy generous guilt-free servings


Serves... 4 ppl
Serve option... Tossed in some hot and spicy sauce

This is what u'll need...

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Egg - 1 (optional)
Oil - 1 tbspn
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Measure a cup of whole wheat flour into a wide bowl

  • Add salt and pepper as needed

  • Add a tablespoon of oil to the flour. Rub the oil into the flour well until the flour looks like breadcrumbs

  • Crack an egg and whisk it well . Add this to the flour
  • Pour water little by little and knead it into a soft chapathi dough. Let this rest covered for about 15-30 minutes

  • Pinch out some dough and make it into a small flat disc
  • Dust your work surface with flour liberally and roll out the dough very thinly

  • Use a pizza cutter or knife to run over  the rolled dough and cut it into thin strips. To make fettuccine I made broad strips.

  • To make noodles I made a little thicker chapathi and cut very thin strips

  • To make bowties pasta roll out the dough very thinly. Cut the edges to form a square or rectangle. Cut it into small rectangles. Pinch each rectangle in the middle along the length side to bring it together like a bowtie

  • Dust some flour over it and pull it from the sides to take out the thin strips
  • Meanwhile heat some water in a saucepan. Add a little salt and bring it to a boil
  • Drop some noodles into the boiling water 
  • It will sink to the bottom. Once cooked it will come to the top. Will take about 30 seconds to a minute depending on the thickness of the strips you cut
  • Remove the noodles from water and lay it in a strainer to drain the water
  • Add a teaspoon of oil to the noodles while still warm to avoid it from sticking together

  • Thats it noodles are to go into your favourite sauce

  • Prepare some spicy sauce with some thinly sliced veggies and toss in some noodles to enjoy you homemade noodles

                                                • Using egg is optional but I liked it when egg is added. It takes off the nutty flavour to a larger extent
                                                • Oil the noodles as soon as they are drained to keep them from sticking
                                                • Donk overcook the noodles else they will break down

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