Chili Garlic Noodles

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These Indo-Chinese Spicy Chili Garlic Noodles are easy to make at home using simple ingredients. Serve them alone or with a spicy curry for a comforting meal.

You can also try some other favorite noodle recipes: Shrimp Mei Fun, Chicken Pad Woon Sen Noodles, Schezwan Noodles, Peanut Sesame Noodles, and Chicken Hakka Noodles.

Spicy chili garlic noodles served in a bowl.
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About Chili Garlic Noodles

Indo-Chinese Spicy Chili Garlic Noodles are a popular take-out recipe at many Indo-Chinese takeaways.

These noodles are full of flavors and make for a great meal on their own or paired with Asian-style curries like Vegetables in Hot Garlic Sauce, Thai Basil Chicken, or Sweet And Sour Vegetables.

The good part is that making these spicy Chili Galic Noodles at home is super easy. They come together in under 30 minutes using simple ingredients.

You can also adjust the spice level according to your taste. If you don’t like them too spicy, you can decrease the amount of red chili paste, especially if you are making it for your kids.

Load them with veggies or meat of your choice to make them even more wholesome.

Ingredients

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Noodles – I use Hakka Noodles to make this chili garlic noodles recipe, but you can use any noodles that you like. Egg noodles, stir-fry noodles, soba noodles, wide rice noodles, udon noodles, pad Thai noodles, etc are some options.

I like to use Leong or Ching’s Secret brand noodles. They are available at all Indian grocery stores and your local Asian market.

Vegetables – This dish is loaded with vegetables. I have added green bell pepper (capsicum), carrots, green beans, and scallion greens (green onions).

You can add more crunchy veggies such as green cabbage, purple cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, bok choy, sprouts, snow peas, spinach, kale, etc.

You can also add tofu or paneer to add some extra protein to your noodles.

Oil – I used canola oil to make these noodles, but you can use sunflower, olive, or any other cooking oil you choose.

Other Ingredients – To make these garlic chili noodles, you will also need fresh ginger, garlic, red chili paste, onions, green chilies, white vinegar, sugar, white pepper powder, salt, and dark soy sauce.

I make my own Asian Red Chili Paste, but you can also use store-bought paste. Red chili paste can also be replaced with Sambal Oelek.

Increase the quantity of garlic if you are a big fan of garlic flavor.

You can replace white pepper powder with black pepper powder if it’s not easily available.

Add some red pepper flakes (red chili flakes), Sriracha sauce, red chili sauce, or hot sauce to make the noodles spicier.

You can also add eggs, chicken, and shrimp to this recipe for a non-vegetarian version. Beef and pork can also be added. Just ensure they are perfectly cooked before adding the noodles and the sauces.

How To Make Chilli Garlic Noodles

Cook The Noodles

Heat 4-5 cups of water in a pan over medium-high heat.

Once the water comes to a boil, add a teaspoon of salt and 7 oz (200 g) of dry Hakka noodles to the pan. Cook until the noodles are just cooked (Al Dente).

Do not overcook; otherwise, the noodles will turn mushy.

Drain the water and run the noodles under cold water to stop cooking.

Cooked noodles.

Toss the noodles with 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce and 1 tablespoon oil and set them aside.

Noodles tossed with soy sauce and oil.

Stir Fry The Noodles

Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a wok (or a large skillet) over high heat.

Once the oil is hot and shimmery, add 2 tablespoon minced garlic and 2 teaspoon minced ginger and saute for 2-3 seconds.

Ginger and garlic added to hot oil.

Add 2 tablespoon red chili paste and saute for 4-5 seconds.

Red chili paste added to the wok.

Now add the following ingredients and saute for 5-6 seconds.

  • 2 tablespoon sliced spring onion whites
  • 2-3 green chilies (slit into half)
  • ½ cup sliced onions
Spring onion whites, chilies and onions added to the wok.

Add the following veggies and saute for 20-30 seconds.

  • ¼ cup thinly julienned carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped green beans
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green bell pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped scallion greens
carrots, beans, bell pepepr and spring onion greens added to the wok.

Now add the following ingredients and mix well.

  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Soy sauce, vinegar, salt, sugara nd pepper powder added to the wok.

Add the cooked noodles to the wok and toss gently to coat with the sauce.

Noodles added to the wok.

Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot. You can also drizzle some toasted sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds on top before serving.

Ready chilli garlic noodles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use MSG (Ajinomoto) in these noodles?

MSG (Ajinomoto) is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, including noodle recipes.

You can add a teaspoon of MSG to these noodles if you are not allergic. It gives the noodles a very nice umami taste and elevates their taste a lot.

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These Indo-Chinese Spicy Chili Garlic Noodles are super easy to make at home using simple ingredients. Serve them on their own or with a spicy curry for a comforting meal.
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Chili Garlic Noodles Recipe

These Indo-Chinese Spicy Chili Garlic Noodles are easy to make at home using simple ingredients. Serve them alone or with a spicy curry for a comforting meal.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

To Cook The Noodles

  • 7 ounces uncooked Hakka noodles (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oil

For The Stir Fry

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons red chili paste (or Sambal Oelek)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced spring onion whites (scallion whites)
  • 2-3 green chilies (slit into half)
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • ¼ cup thinly julienned carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped green beans
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green bell peppers (capsicum)
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onion greens (scallion greens) (plus more for garnishing)
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated white sugar
  • ½ teaspoons white pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
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Instructions 

Cook The Noodles

  • Heat 4-5 cups of water in a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the water comes to a boil, add a teaspoon of salt and noodles to the pan. Cook until the noodles are just cooked (Al Dente).
  • Do not overcook otherwise the noodles will turn mushy.
  • Drain the water and run the noodles under cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • Toss the noodles with soy sauce and oil and set them aside.

Stir Fry The Noodles

  • Heat oil in a wok over high heat.
  • Once the oil is hot and shimmery, add garlic and ginger and saute for 2-3 seconds.
  • Add chili paste and saute for 4-5 seconds.
  • Now add spring onion whites, green chilies, and onions and saute for 5-6 seconds.
  • Add carrots, green beans, green bell pepper, and scallion greens and saute for 20-30 seconds.
  • Now add dark soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper powder, and salt, and mix well.
  • Add the cooked noodles to the wok and toss gently to coat with the sauce.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.

Video

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Notes

You can adjust the spice level according to your taste. If you don’t like them too spicy, you can decrease the amount of red chili paste, especially if you are making it for your kids.
My recipe is vegan but you can totally add roasted and shredded chicken, shrimp, beef, etc to it.
I use Hakka Noodles to make this chili garlic noodles recipe but you can use any noodles of your choice. Egg noodles, soba noodles, udon noodles, pad Thai noodles, etc are some options.
You can add more vegetables such as green cabbage, purple cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, bok choy, sprouts, snow peas, spinach, kale, etc.
You can also add tofu or paneer to add some vegetarian protein to your noodles.
Increase the quantity of garlic if you are a big fan of garlic flavor.
You can replace white pepper powder with black pepper powder if it’s not easily available.

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 310mg, Potassium: 399mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 1819IU, Vitamin C: 109mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 1mg
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