Quick veg noodles

quick noodles

Maggi noodles is a savior in more than one way! I use them to make a simple noodle dish with veggies and soy sauce, not the tastemaker that comes in the package. It’s a really quick dish to make once the veggies are chopped.

I find that the noodles we get in the store are too thick…where DO you get the thin noodles that every Chinese restaurant serves up?!

Prep time:

  • 15 minutes for chopping
  • 5-10 minutes to boil the noodles
  • 10 minutes to cook

Serves: 2

You need:

  • 2 packets of instant noodles (Maggi, Foodles, Top Ramen, any one will do)
  • A pod ot two of finely chopped garlic
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut thin and long
  • 1 carrot, cut thin and long
  • Half a zucchini, cut thin and long
  • Actually juts add any other veggie or substitute for these (spring onions, snow peas, mushrooms, broccoli)
  • 2 teaspoons of light soy sauce
  • A little salt and pepper
  • A tablespoon of oil

Making it:

  • Boil the noodles in some water until soft. Drain and cool.
  • In a wok, heat the oil and saute the garlic first, then all the vegetables on a high flame for 5 minutes
  • Dash in some salt and crushed pepper, soy sauce. Mix well.
  • Add the noodles and stir like crazy, else the noodles will stick to the sides of the wok.

Take off heat and serve hot!

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4 Responses to “Quick veg noodles”

  1. Pushpalee says:

    Thanks Anu for this, not sure why I feel compelled to use the tastemaker.

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  2. Anu says:

    Lee, guess I like to do this ‘coz I like the thinness of these noodles. About the tastemaker, you can use it as a dry ingredient I think.. just add the tastemaker to the noodles after sauteing the veggies.
    I have a neighbour who adds the tastemaker to any curry that’s not come out too well. He says the tastemaker just about improves any veggie dish! Can’t see myself trying this though :)

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  3. devika says:

    Hey Anu and Pushpalee – I do this too, and it works out much nicer than using the taste maker. Although Maggi does not contain MSG, that tastemaker is so strongly flavored, I keep wondering what unhealthy things must go into it to make it taste that way…

    Here’s another variation that is really yum:

    Boil the Maggi as per the instructions on the pack, but minus the tastemaker.
    Add a drop of olive oil into the water and Maggi.
    Add salt to taste. You can also add additional flavoring like Thai red curry paste or fish sauce if you want.. Depends what you’re serving this with.

    When done, garnish with dried herbs (Chives or basil tastes lovely)

    I usually serve this with boiled veggies and roast chicken.The noodles is a nice variation to the usual bread or rice…

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  4. Rajesh says:

    Love this variant of Maggie.. Even my mom used to add only half of the tastemaker. The other half she uses for other curries. Says it gives a good taste.. :)

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