You might be a fan of rajma-chawal, idli, dosa, sambar and even Mughlai food for that matter but there’s no denying that Chinese food rules the heart of the country. Visit any city across India and you will always find a Chinese corner, with people happily tucking food into their tummy. If you are tired of eating the same dal-chawal every single day and in the mood for some Chinese then we would recommend this Dan Dan Noodles recipe by Chef Vivek Kumar, Oxford Golf Resort, Pune.
Not only is it easy to make, it’s also healthy and the perfect substitute for those roadside noodles dripping with oil and laden with chili and half-cooked cabbage. Try it out at home, you won’t be disappointed.
Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
500g – Wheat noodles
250g – Cabbage (julienne)
100ml – Soya sauce
50g – Sesame paste
25ml – Sesame oil
30ml – Peanut oil
25g – Scallions
50g – Bean sprouts
30g – Salt
75ml – Chili oil
1.5ltr – Water
* Take a heavy bottom pan, pour water and let it boil on medium flame.
* Throw in the noodles in boiling water and let it cook for 6-8 mins.
* Make sure, noodles are tender not soft.
* Add cabbage in the same pan until it’s just wilted.
* Remove and set aside.
* In the meantime, thin the sesame paste with sesame oil and julienne the scallions.
* In the bottom of the serving bowl, place all condiments along with bean sprouts.
* Top up the nest of noodles along with the wilted cabbage.
* Drizzle the seasoning and chili oil from top, garnish with scallions.
* Stir to mix and eat.