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Spicy Hakka Noodles With a Twist

Updated on February 18, 2017
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Sakina is an Indian who loves Indian street food and also spends her time occasionally cooking snacks of different cuisines.

Noodles Are a Loved Snack

We all know that children love eating noodles. It is their favorite snack. Also, they love chicken nuggets and fried potatoes, better known as French fries. Well, who doesn't?

In this recipe, I have included vegetables, chicken nuggets, and curly fries for a twist. Instead of curly fries, you can use French fries too.

You can also include vegetables other than those mentioned. Most kids don't eat veggies. You can add them to the hakka noodles whole-heartedly. Your kids will be so busy eating that they won't even notice what all is there!

Do you love noodles? What about spices? Well, blend these together accompanied by fresh veggies, chicken nuggets, and curly fries. What do we have? A recipe to love! What are you waiting for? Read on to make this recipe right away.

Spicy hakka noodles with vegetables, chicken nuggets and curly fries.
Spicy hakka noodles with vegetables, chicken nuggets and curly fries. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves five people five bowls of noodles.

Ingredients

  • 5 Packets of Noodles, Of your Choice
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic, Ground
  • A Small Piece of Ginger, Ground
  • 5 Medium Indian Green Chillies, Ground
  • 1 Large Carrot, Shredded/Cut into Thin Slices
  • A Handful of Corn Kernels
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 2 Medium Spring onions, Chop Only the Green Part
  • 2 Medium Onions, Chopped
  • 8 Pieces Chicken nuggets, Fried
  • 2-3 Handfuls of Curly French Fries
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • A Pinch of Red Chilly Powder, For Color
  • Salt, According to your Taste
  • 2 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • Coriander/Cilantro Leaves, For Garnishing
  • Half Lemon, Squeezed (For Tangy Flavor)

Cooking Instructions (Short)

  1. Boil noodles and strain them. Keep them aside.
  2. Grind ginger, garlic, chillies, and a little salt together in a mortar and pestle.
  3. Heat a pan and add oil. Then add onions and ginger-garlic-chili paste, and saute.
  4. Add spring onions and saute till onion becomes light brown.
  5. Add the seasonings provided in the noodle packets, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and red chili powder. Stir well.
  6. Add carrots and corn. Let them cook. Then add tomatoes and let them cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add soya sauce and tomato ketchup. Stir it for a minute and switch off the gas.
  8. Squeeze half a lemon on top of this mixture and garnish with coriander leaves.
  9. Add the boiled noodles, chicken nuggets, and curly fries to this and mix well.
  10. Serve hot.

Detailed Summary with Pictures

Step One

1. Boil water. Add the noodles to this hot water, which will help in faster boiling. Once they are done (soft when you touch), keep them aside for straining.

Add a little oil while boiling noodles, so that they don't stick together.

Don't overcook as they become mushy and won't taste good.

Noodles boiled and strained.
Noodles boiled and strained. | Source

Step Two

2. Fry eight pieces (you can include more, if you want to) of chicken nuggets and a small bowl of curly/regular French fries. You can check whether they are done by cutting a piece. If it cuts through easily, it means it's properly fried.

Before frying, spread the chicken nuggets and curly fries on an absorbant paper towel/tissue paper.
Before frying, spread the chicken nuggets and curly fries on an absorbant paper towel/tissue paper. | Source

Before frying, spread the chicken nuggets and curly fries on an absorbant paper towel/tissue paper. Doing so ensures that the items to be fried are dry and no oil drops will splash on you while frying. Hot oil drops sting on contact. Make sure the items are dried well.

Once fried, break the chicken nuggets and curly fries into small pieces as shown in the picture.
Once fried, break the chicken nuggets and curly fries into small pieces as shown in the picture. | Source

Step Three

3. In a mortar and pestle, add five green chillies (you can add more if you want more spicy flavor), a small piece of ginger and four cloves of garlic. Add a little salt and cumin seeds (optional, you can add them later too) and grind everything together.

Cut the chillies, ginger and garlic cloves into 2-3 pieces before putting them in the mortar and pestle. Doing so facilitates easier grinding. If you don't have a mortar and pestle, you can just make a paste out of these ingredients in a grinding machine.

Green chillies, garlic, ginger, a little salt and cumin seeds (optional at the stage) grounded in a mortar and pestle.
Green chillies, garlic, ginger, a little salt and cumin seeds (optional at the stage) grounded in a mortar and pestle. | Source

Step Four

4. In a pan, take 3-4 tbsp of oil and heat it. Check if it's done by placing a piece of onion; if it sizzles, it means the oil is hot enough. Add the chopped onions, ginger-garlic-chilly paste and saute.

Step Five

5. Add spring onions (ensure that you have chopped only the green part) and saute till onion turns from light purple to light brown.

Onions, ginger-garlic-chilly paste and spring onions sauteed.
Onions, ginger-garlic-chilly paste and spring onions sauteed. | Source

Step Six

6. Add the seasonings (if provided) in the noodle packets, salt (accordingly as you have already added while grinding), turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilly powder (optional, for color). Stir everything well.

Add salt accordingly as you have already added while grinding. The noodle packets contain seasonings which are salty too. Make sure the amount of salt is appropriate. No one wants to eat salty noodles!

Step Seven

7. Add shredded carrots and a handful of corn kernels. Let the mixture cook until carrots turn a little soft.

If you don't have a shredder, you can just cut carrots into long strands. Remember not to overcook them as the "crunch" will be lost.

Carrots (cut into thin slices) added to the vegetable mixture. You can add whole cumin seeds at this stage if you wish to.
Carrots (cut into thin slices) added to the vegetable mixture. You can add whole cumin seeds at this stage if you wish to. | Source

Step Eight

8. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Tomatoes added to the vegetable mixture. Cook them for 2-3 minutes.
Tomatoes added to the vegetable mixture. Cook them for 2-3 minutes. | Source

Step Nine

9. Add soya sauce and tomato ketchup and stir for a minute. Switch off the gas after this.

Soya sauce and tomato ketchup added to the vegetable mixture.
Soya sauce and tomato ketchup added to the vegetable mixture. | Source

Repeat: Switch off the gas after adding soya sauce and tomato ketchup.

Step Ten

10. Squeeze half a lemon on top of this mixture and garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves. Your thick vegetable sauce is ready now.

Lemon juice added (from lemon) and the mixture is garnished with cilantro/coriander leaves. Your thick vegetable sauce is ready now.
Lemon juice added (from lemon) and the mixture is garnished with cilantro/coriander leaves. Your thick vegetable sauce is ready now. | Source

Cilantro/Coriander is used in almost all Indian dishes. It gives a great fragrance. People who love it, describe its flavor to be a lemony-lime type.

Last Step

11. Add the boiled noodles, chicken nuggets and curly fries to this thick vegetable sauce and mix everything well. Serve hot. Your spicy hakka noodles (check image at the top) are now ready to be eaten. Enjoy the abundant flavors!

Vegetable Hakka Noodles Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 750
Calories from Fat126
% Daily Value *
Fat 14 g22%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 100 g33%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 34 g68%
Cholesterol 30 mg10%
Sodium 1170 mg49%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Sakina Nasir 6 months ago from Kuwait

      You're most welcome Jill! :)

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      Jill Spencer 6 months ago from United States

      Thanks for the feedback, Sakina. I will give it a try and let you know how it turns out. Best, Jill

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      Sakina Nasir 6 months ago from Kuwait

      Hi The Dirt Farmer! :)

      Thanks a lot for the warm comments. No, omitting the French fries wouldn't ruin the flavor. The good thing about this recipe is that you can add your favorite vegetables and other items too. I just made some more noodles today without the fries. They tasted the same as before.

      Do try this recipe and let me know how it turns out to be. :)

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      Jill Spencer 6 months ago from United States

      This looks so spicy and delicious! We're eating low carbs now (about 60 per meal) because my husband is diabetic, but leaving out the breaded chicken would probably drastically reduce the carb count in this dish. Do you think omitting the french fries too would ruin the flavor/texture?

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      Sakina Nasir 6 months ago from Kuwait

      @SA Williams

      Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment. Do try this recipe and let me know how it turns out to be.

      :)

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      sannwi 6 months ago

      this looks so delicious :)

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      Sakina Nasir 6 months ago from Kuwait

      @Ashish

      Hi thanks for the wonderful comment. Do try and let me know how it is. :) You can make this for your house party too.

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      Ashish Dadgaa 6 months ago

      @Sakina,

      Wow, this looks delicious :)

      I am starving after reading this.....I must try this :)

      You are a good food inventor :p ;)

      Brilliant work.

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      Sakina Nasir 6 months ago from Kuwait

      You're most welcome Anita! :) Please try and let me know what you think of it.

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      anitabooks888@gmail.com 6 months ago

      Thanks for sharing Sakina. Sure looks delicious. Will try it soon.

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      Sakina Nasir 6 months ago from Kuwait

      @Coffeequeen

      Thanks a lot for reading my hub and for your warm comments. It means a lot. Oh sure! Try it and tell me how it turns out to be. :)

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      Louise Powles 6 months ago from Norfolk, England

      Oh my goodness, that sounds delicious. It's made my mouth water. I'm definitely going to try this! Thank you.