Schezwan Noodles Recipe is the very famous IndoChinese dish served at fast food joints all over India. Schezwan Noodles Recipe is made with dried boiled Hakka Noodles, fresh vegetables and Schezwan Sauce. Schezwan Noodles is a very quick and easy recipe because it requires very less skills and can be made within 10 minutes, also making it fast cooking recipe.
To make Schezwan Noodles you can use home made schezwan sauce or any brand of ready made schezwan sauce available near your home. There are few more schezwan recipes in my blog, such as Veg Schezwan Fried Rice, Schezwan Mushroom Dry, Crispy Paneer in Schezwan Sauce, all of these recipes taste very good with Schezwan Noodles.Before we start making these noodles, let me tell you that it is very important to cook the Chinese Dishes on high flame, because it needs continuous stirring and tossing. To get the smoky flavor, always increase the stove top flame to the maximum and stir fry the veggies on a high heat. Try to use a good Wok or a thick and heavy based non-stick pan for making this recipe at home, then the vegetables will not get burnt even after cooking on high flame.
Stir Frying / Tossing food in a pan is a technique through which you can mix food very well and apply heat evenly. Its not easy to master it but practice will make you perfect. It is also difficult for some women to toss food in a pan due to weight of the pan. Solution in such situation is to cook small quantity of food at one time.
Let’s start making Schezwan Noodles. Following are the ingredients required for making Schezwan Noodles Recipe (Capsicum, Carrot, Cabbage, Onion, Garlic, Green chilies, Spring Onion (Greens) and Plain Noodles). For exact quantities please refer to recipe snippet below:
Boil the water and add Hakka Noodles in it. No need to break the Noodles, add them as it is to make them lengthy. Mix in little bit of salt and cook the Noodles on medium flame for 6-7 minutes. When the Noodles are almost done, then strain it in the colander / sieve. Refresh the boiled Noodles with running water and then sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of oil over it. This will make noodles little elastic and less sticky. Set them aside to dry, its a good idea to keep them below fan to dry them faster. Make sure that Noodles are not sticky and separated well. See how dry and less sticky my noodles look, when I pick them. In heating oil, add finely sliced Onion and Slitted Green chilies. Add chopped Garlic and stir fry with Onion and Chilies for about 1 minute.Add Cabbage, Carrot and Capsicum and toss them on high flame. Add about 1/4 teaspoon White Pepper Powder and Salt to taste. Toss them on high flame for 3-4 minutes or till the Veggies cooked. It may be noted that you have to cook them fast on high flame to make sure they are properly cooked but little crunchy.Add 1 tablespoon Schezwan Sauce and mix very well. Toss whole mixture for 1 more minute on high flame.Finally mix in boiled Noodles, 1 teaspoon Vinegar and Green Spring Onions and add a pinch of red orange food color. Add 2 pinches of Red-Orange Food Color. You may skip the food color as it only provides color to noodles. I have added little food color in my noodles to make them look yummy.Your Schezwan Noodles Recipe is now ready. Serve it hot with Schezwan sauce.