These Chilli Garlic noodles is a simple yet flavourful recipe where noodles are stir-fried along with dry red chilies, garlic, and lots of vegetables. Try it and it will surely satisfy your taste buds.
About This Recipe
Chilli Garlic Noodles are a simple yet flavourful noodle recipe that is popular among all the Indo-Chinese restaurants.
These Noodles are spicy and delicious and will make you crave for more and more. It gets its delicious flavors from garlic, dry red chilies, onions, green chilies, sauces, and vegetables.
While the dry red chillies give it the right amount of hint, the sauces give it more flavor.
If you don’t like it too spicy, you can decrease the amount of dry red chilies according to your taste, especially if you are making it for your kids.
I have prepared Veg Noodles, but you can even make a non-vegetarian version by simply adding some cooked chicken or prawn pieces to it.
Noodles – Here I have used the Hakka Noodles, but you can use any noodles of your choice to make this dish.
Vegetables – This dish is loaded with vegetables. I have added yellow bell pepper, carrot, beans, and cabbage, but you can add more vegetables such as broccoli, zucchini, bok choy, sprouts, greens, etc. Green Onions are also used to garnish the dish.
You can even add Tofu or Paneer to add some protein to your noodles.
Other Ingredients – Other than the above ingredients, we will need garlic, dry red chilies, onions, green chilies, vinegar, black pepper powder, red chili sauce, green chili sauce, salt, and soy sauce.
Step By Step Recipe
Cook the noodles as per the manufacturer’s instruction until they are 90% cooked. Drain the water.
Add little oil and soy sauce and toss well. Keep the noodles aside.
Heat sesame oil in a pan. Add garlic, dry red chilies, onion, green chilies and saute for a minute.
Add yellow bell pepper, carrot, beans and cabbage and saute for another minute.
Now add salt, black pepper powder, vinegar, red chili sauce, and green chili sauce and mix well.
Add the cooked noodles and toss gently.
Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can use any noodles of your choice. While some use the same noodles as Hakka Noodles, some even use the Maggie noodles to make this dish.
I use simple chow mein or egg noodles to make this recipe.
You can even use rice noodles or whole wheat thin noodles to prepare this recipe.
MSG or Ajinomoto is a flavor enhancer that is commonly added to Chinese food including noodle recipe.
You can add MSG in these noodles if you are not allergic to it. It gives a very nice Umami taste to the noodles and elevates its taste a lot.
Both these noodles are extremely popular in restaurants, but both differ in their taste and flavors.
While Chilli Garlic Noodles are very spicy due to the use of dry red chilies, Hakka Noodles doesn’t use dry red chilies. Both noodles use different types of sauces.
Hakka Noodles, a simple stir fry uses dark soy sauce and red chili sauce, while Chilli Garlic Noodles uses soy sauce, red chili sauce, and green chili sauce while stir-frying.
Yes, all the ingredients used in this Noodle recipe are vegan, making this yummy dish vegan too.
We can say that Chow Mein is more of a street style spicy Noodle recipe which is loaded with garlic, chilies, a truckload of sauces, vegetables, and chicken, whereas in Chilli garlic Noodles the main flavoring agents are garlic and dry red chilies.
Also, the addition of vegetables in Chilli Garlic Noodles is optional and just a few sauces are used in the recipe.
These spicy Garlic Noodles can be served on its own because it is filled with the goodness of vegetables making it a filling meal.
You can also serve it along with a soup such as Chinese Hot and Sour Soup, Egg Drop Soup, Clear Chicken Soup, and some starters such as Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken, Chinese Hunan Chicken or Chinese Spring Rolls.
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Chilli Garlic Noodles Recipe
- 200 g Noodles
- 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 3 tsp Garlic (Finely chopped)
- 4-5 Dry Red Chillies
- 1/2 cup Onion (Sliced)
- 2 tsp Green Chillies (Chopped)
- 1/2 cup Yellow bell pepper (Sliced)
- 1/4 cup Carrot (Julienned)
- 1 cup Cabbage (Shredded)
- Salt (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
- 1 tsp Vinegar
- 2 tsp Red Chilli sauce
- 1 tsp Green Chilli sauce
- Cook the noodles as per the manufacturer’s instruction until they are 90% cooked. Drain the water.
- Add little oil and soy sauce and toss well. Keep the noodles aside.
- Heat sesame oil in a pan. Add garlic, dry red chillies, onion, green chillies and sauce for a minute.
- Add yellow bell pepper, carrot, beans and cabbage and saute for another minute.
- Add salt, black pepper powder, vinegar, red chilli sauce and green chilli sauce and mix well.
- Add the cooked noodles and toss gently.
- Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.