Indo Chinese Food ~ Schezwan Vegetable Noodles



Schzewan Noodles

Its been a while since Vizag experienced cold weather with drizzles. The nights are getting chillier and am just loving the weather though it breaks my heart to see Nehal go to school in such cold weather. You see, its rare to find kids wearing sweaters (unless sick) to school in Vizag with this year being an exception. I tell myself its just few more days before school closes for winter vacation (5 1/2 weeks). Winter holidays, now that’s another story.

Today’s weather had me craving for a heart warming soup and spicy noodles. Prepared Sweet corn vegetable soup and Schezwan noodles for lunch. Explosion of flavors to say the least. Reduced the spice factor for Nehal’s portion of Schezwan noodles. Its way too spicy for my 8 year old, in fact for us adults as well. :)

Schezwan Vegetable Noodles Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 30 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese

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Ingredients:

1 packet egg noodles (boiled, drained in cold water and tossed in 2 tsps oil)

1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped

2 cups julienne vegetables (beans (par boil), carrots, cabbage and capsicum)

1/2 tsp soya sauce

1 1/2 tbsps schezwan sauce (adjust)

1/2 tsp brown sugar (optional)

1/2 tsp pepper pwd

salt as required

1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil or peanut oil

1 tbsp chopped spring onion greens, finely chopped

Schezwan Sauce

12 dry red chilies, soak in warm water for 1/2 hr

1 tsp grated ginger

12 garlic cloves

1 1/2 tbsp red chilli sauce

1 tsp soy sauce

1 1/2 tsps brown sugar

3 tsps vinegar

1 tbsp oil

1 Prepare schezwan sauce. Strain the water from the red chilies and grind to a fine past with ginger and garlic. Heat oil in a pan, add the paste and saute for 4 mts. Add red chili paste and saute for another 2 mts. Add soy sauce, sugar, salt and 3-4 tbsps water. Cook for a mt. Add vinegar and cook for a few secs and turn off heat. Cool and refrigerate. Its can be stored for few weeks.
2 Heat a wok with sesame oil till piping hot, add the spring onions and stir fry for 1 mt on high.
3 Add the rest of the vegetables and toss them on high heat for 4 mts.
4 Add salt, pepper pwd and brown sugar and combine. Add the schewan sauce and mix. Add the drained noodles and combine well.
5 Toss the noodles and vegetables on high heat for a few secs. Turn off heat. Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot.

Schezwan Veg Noodles

Indo Chinese Food ~ Schezwan Vegetable Noodles

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  • Serves: 4

Main Ingredients:

  1. vegetables
  2. noodles
  3. red chilies

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Today’s weather had me craving for a heart warming soup and spicy noodles. Prepared Sweet corn vegetable soup and Schezwan noodles for lunch. Explosion of flavors to say the least. Reduced the spice factor for Nehal’s portion of Schezwan noodles. Its way too spicy for my 8 year old, in fact for us adults as well. :)

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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42 Responses

  1. sayantani says:

    Hi Sailu, thats a great recipe and an all time fav in our household too. love the presentation.
    between we (Srivalli of cooking 4 all seasons, Bharathy of Spicy Chilli and Sayantani of A Homemakers’s diary) have again started the famous Arusuvai friendship chain. Would you be interested in taking part by receiving and sending secret ingredients to fellow bloggers to cook and experience something new. for more information you can check this
    http://ahomemakersdiary.blogspot.com/2010/11/arusuvai-friendship-chain-another.html

  2. Priya says:

    Am ready to finish that whole bowl, very tempting schezwan noodles..

  3. Vijaya says:

    Sailu, noodles looks soo good. Hope I can have some from the photo :)

  4. sudha says:

    delicious!!

  5. Thanks for schezwan sauce recipe, I love it :)

  6. Shivani says:

    all time favorite of mine

  7. Maria G says:

    Looks yum ! I too am in Vizag, Lets meet, Sailuji !

  8. Archana says:

    Hi Sailu,
    This is simply mouth watering… just cant wait to try this recipe…
    Ur recipes r amazing ….am a big fan of ur cooking….

  9. mouthwatering as usual!

  10. mahek says:

    hi
    A sure try for me…YUMMY!!!!!

  11. Manjula says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I want to find out what type of vineger you used in receipe? Like rice vineger or apple cider or some other type? Please clarify me.

  12. Apu says:

    Looks very tempting!!

  13. Sonia says:

    Im already drooling over the photo….its soooooo mouth watering

  14. Sharada says:

    Hi
    Shailaja garu,

    This is also my family fav. I visit your site very frequently and I use your recipes, recommend to my friends too. Egg less noodles also available in Oriental stores. I buy different sizes (wide, thin, rice etc.,). Anyway, please post other oriental recipes.

  15. Joyce says:

    Hi Sailu.. thanks for this recipe.. What is brown sugar? Is it jaggery? If not, can I use jaggery instead?
    Thank you!!

  16. Manya says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I am dying to prepare this but dont have egg noodles. Do you have any recipes that can be made from maggi noodles? I have tons of packets of the masala variety and none wants to eat them as is.
    Thanks for all your recipes

    • Sailu says:

      1. Heat oil in a vessel, add a sliced onion and green chili and saute for 3 mts. Add mixed veggies and green peas and cook for 5 mts. Add kasuri methi, chili pwd, soya sauce, tomato sauce and little salt. Mix. Add maggi masala pwd and mix. Add enough water for veggies and noodles to cook. Bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook till done. Garnish with coriander leaves.
      2. You can make a thick soup adding fresh greens like spinach and methi (fenugreek).
      3. You can scramble eggs and add to the cooked maggi noodles.
      4. Prepare Maggi and add left over curries like kadai vegetable/chole/palak paneer/paneer butter masala/chicken curry etc
      5. You can even add sauteed boneless chicken along with spices and soy sauce/tomato sauce.
      6. Prepare Noodles Bhelpuri. Break the noodles and roast in a heavy bottomed vessel for 7-8 mts. Add roasted peanuts, sev, papdi (crushed), puffed rice, onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and mix. In a separate bow, add the maggi masala, sweet and sour chutney, green chutney, pinch chaat masala, pinch chili pwd and few tbsps water and mix. Pour this over the dry ingredients and combine. Garnish with sev and coriander leaves.
      7. Another way is to make it pasta style. Cook maggi noodles with veggies and grate cheese and serve hot.

      There are numerous way to use them up. :)

  17. Shruthi says:

    Hi Sailu garu, Am a frequent visitor for ur website!!!!
    Am a beginner in cooking and your recipes are of a lot of help for me!!! Thank you….

  18. Sharat says:

    what is red chilli sauce ?

  19. Padmaja says:

    Tried the recipe was a hit. Cud u pls. post some more chinese reciipes? Also wud like 2 ask u …in case if i wud like to make Schezwan rice then do i simply need to substitute noodles with rice?

  20. Arthi says:

    Hi Sailu,
    I just tried this recipe over the spring break for my 7yr old daughter and she fell in love with it.She usually give me a thumb’s up when she love the food but this time she gave me a 2 thumb’s up.
    Thanks so much I really appreciate your work and keep posting new ones.

  21. Spandana_challa0 says:

    hi…….
    i am spandana…..
    i need…….. how to prepare soups.?

  22. Panimalar Vadivel says:

    Hi,

    I made this for a brunch potluck and was a super dooper hit! Thanks so much!

  23. Panimalar Vadivel says:

    Hi,

    I made this for a brunch potluck and was a super dooper hit! Thanks so much!

  24. Raj says:

    Hi,

    Can you also please let us know the brands you use, so that we too get the same great taste.

    Thanks,
    Raj

  25. Raj says:

    Hi,

    Can you also please let us know the brands you use, so that we too get the same great taste.

    Thanks,
    Raj

  26. josh says:

    Hi,

    Superb recipe, me and my wife loves it. Thanx so much

  27. hi sailajagaru…………if we don’t have sesame or peanut oil …..can we use normal oil…..

  28. sailaja garu….i have a doubt……meeru first step lo pan heat chesukunaka ka chilli paste vesar malli add chilli paste annaru kadha…wat was that…..plz help me

  29. Bhupinder says:

    HI! I enjoy reading and trying out your recipes. All have turn out well. For this recipe, can you tell me what is the weight of the 1 packet noodles? Thank you.

  30. Archana Mallya says:

    Wow??turned out amazing.Thank you for another great recipe :-)

  31. Amrutha Viswanath says:

    It was amazing. I tried it and it instantly became a hit!!! Do keep making more like this.

  32. ss says:

    What is the second rec chilli sauce/paste that you add while making the schezwan sauce in Step#1?

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