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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crispy Noodles

Crispy Noodles:

I promised my child about crispy noodles sometime back. Only on Friday, I searched the google how to make the maggi noodles crispy. Have you come across American Chopusey made out of vegetables and sauces, yep it is crispy which I had ever tasted in noodles.

I got two results for this crispy noodles which I found interesting.
a. Hemas Food - Chilly Carrot Chow Mein
b. Khana Khazanna - American Chopsuey

On Friday during lunch table, I discussed this with my colleagues, they said it cannot be done in maggi noodles, might be we have to use different one. Then Padma, my colleague said send me the links, I sent both the links. By seeing the first link she said I did not understand how it would turn out to be crispy. After seeing the second link, she pointed out noodles have to be fried before cooking and she pasted it from that link on to msn lync - online communicator. This is what I remembered to make them crispy.

Interesting line which I read in Khana Khazanna was, this is a Chinese Fried Rice found in Indian Restaurants but surprisingly the name was American Chopusey. To know history about this dish I browsed thro' wikipedia and found it as american pasta made out of macaroni and beef. Johnny Marzetti is a similar dish and started at Ohio and had spread across US. (source: wikipedia). 
Thanks to blogging world because they try to convert non-vegetarian food into vegetarian, vegetarian into vegans to find the new taste and new food. 

Ingredients:
Grated Paneer - few (optional)
Carrot - 1 Medium
Capsicum - 1 Medium
Onion - 1 Medium
Maggi Noodles - 1 Packet
Tomato - 1 Medium
Potatoes - 2 (boiled and mashed)
Chilly Sauce - 2 tsp
Tomato Sauce (maggi squeeze) - 2 tsp
Water as required
Green Chillies - 2 nos
Oil - 1 cup
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few to taste
Cilantro - few to taste







Method:
Boil water in a vessel and add maggi noodles to it for 3 minutes. Do not over cook the noodles.
Remove the maggi noodles from the hot water and run it under cold water for 2 minutes
Boiled & Run under cold water
Put it under fan in a big plate (noodles should be separate and should not stick to any) so that it can get dried up easily and quickly
Boil potatoes and once cooled smash and keep it aside
Chop green chillies, onion, capsicum, tomato and keep it aside
Grate the carrot and keep it aside
Heat oil in a kadai, when hot add dried noodles a little and fry them till it become brown. Brown color indicates they are crispy, while black indicates they have  burnt. :)
Remove some hot oil from the kadai and keep only little oil
To this oil add mustard seeds, once it splutters add curry leaves
Then add onion and fry well, add capsicum, carrot and fry all of them well
Add tomatoes followed by salt, green chillies and maggi noodles powder.
Add chilly sauce and tomato sauce mix them well 
See the taste and adjust according to your taste
Finally add the fried noodles and mix them well
Garnish with cilantro and serve directly, but kids will definitely add tomato ketchup as side dish.

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3 comments:

wow what a way to make crispy noodles

i did have this chopsuey once but somehow never liked it..

u did very well here though

Love chopsuey. This looks delicious.