Vegetable Noodles & Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce

I’m back from a much needed blogging break. My son’s school re-opened on Monday after a 2 month summer vacation break and he is super excited to find ‘new’ friends in his ‘new’ class (he’s in 1st Std). Can’t put in words the surge of feelings I felt as I watched him mingle with his classmates and class teacher (I learnt she’s a sweet lady and popular among her students). I don’t know if he felt I should leave the school premises but I didn’t have the heart to leave. An easy transition from primary school and a happy moment in my life. We learned a lot this past academic year about his likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses and I can’t wait to see how he faces new challenges and what he accomplishes this year. Any first grader mommies there who read me? ๐Ÿ™‚

Vegetable Noodles and Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce

I love Indian Chinese fusion cooking and I hardly know anyone who doesn’t relish Indo-Chinese food. Today’s lunch was Vegetable Noodles and to compliment it was Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce where vegetables are tossed in a spicy garlic flavored tomato sauce. A satisfying complete meal loaded with vegetables and starch.

Vegetable Noodles

Vegetable Noodles Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 30 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese



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

1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped

1 onion sliced

2 cups julienned vegetables (carrots, beans, cabbage and capsicum)

1 tsp soya sauce

1 tsp green chilli paste (optional)

1/2 tbsp vinegar

pepper pwd as required

salt as required

1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil or peanut oil

1 Heat a tbsp and a half of sesame oil in a large wok and once the oil is piping hot, add the spring onions and sliced onions and stir fry for 1 mt on high.
2 Add the rest of the vegetables and toss them on high heat for 4 mts.
3 Add salt, pepper pwd, soya sauce and combine. Add the drained noodles and combine well.
4 Add vinegar and toss the noodles and vegetables on high heat for a few seconds. Turn off heat. Garnish with chopped spring onion greens and serve hot with vegetables in spicy garlic sauce.

Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce
Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce

Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 35-40 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese



2 tbsps finely minced garlic

1 tsp finely minced ginger

1/4 cup spring onions, finely chopped

1 finely chopped green chilli

2 1/2 cups vegetables (tomatoes, baby corn, capsicum, beans, carrot, cabbage), chopped into bite sized pieces

1 tsp red chilli paste

1 tsp light soya sauce (optional)

1/2 tbsp vinegar

1 1/2 tsps brown sugar

2 tbsps tomato ketchup

1 1/2 tbsp cornflour

1 1/2 cups water

salt to taste

1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil or peanut oil

1 Heat a tbsp of sesame oil in a large wok and once the oil is piping hot, add the minced garlic and ginger stir fry for half a minute.
2 Add the chopped spring onion whites and green chillis stir for a few seconds. Add the chopped vegetables (except tomatoes) and stir fry on high for 4-5 mts, constantly tossing them.
3 Reduce to medium heat and add the red chilli paste, brown sugar, soya sauce, tomato ketchup and vinegar. Combine well and cook for 2 mts.
4 Add the tomato quarters and stir fry till the spices coat the vegetables well for about a minute or two. Keep stirring constantly lest it burns.
5 Add water and salt and cook on high till the water reduces to half its quantity. Combine a little water to the cornflour such that there are no lumps and slowly add to vegetables, stirring constantly.
6 Keep stirring till the sauce thickens and turn off heat. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot with noodles or fried rice.


You can also add mushrooms, tofu and green peas.

My entry to AWED – Chinese food event hosted by Dhivya of Culinary Bazaar.

Vegetable Noodles & Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  noodles
  •   carrots


  • padma

    thanks for the recipe..looks awesome…:), i love indo-chinese
    wanted to know, how long did u boil the noodles for…i somehow tried noodles and they turned into a pulp although i boiled it only for 10-15 mins.
    i am glad you had a great vacation:) and hope your first grader enjoys his term.

    Padma, usually I boil plenty of water, add a tsp of oil and 1/4 tsp salt. Once the water starts boiling, add the noodles and follow the package instructions. Continue to cook on high heat through out. Once cooked, use a colander to drain the water and pour cold water over the cooked noodles. Add 1 or 2 tsps of oil and combine using your fingers and spread on a plate.

    • Kr Sahithya

      i tried veg noodles n fried rice……….. both were very yummy….. yummy … to fill d littl tummy……………..

  • Asha

    I hear ya lady! ;D

    I have gone thru’ all that many many times in my life with my 2 kids. More than the kids, it’s the parents who get all anxious about school most of the time!:)

    Love Chinese food, good job. Looks mouthwaterin and authentic Chinese too. You can send this to DK for AWED “China”.

    Sure Asha, I could do with some tips and advice on child-rearing. I agree with you, its the parents who get hyper most of the time.:). Yes, this entry is for AWED – Chinese.

  • Happy Cook

    I love Indio chinese food, it has the special zuing which they don’t have it here.
    Good to know that you had a wonderful time with your son during his vacation.
    Well when my daughter went to 1 std I think i was more worried than her. Not to mention i missed her the most than i think she missed me.
    But well that was long long ago. Now she is almost 16.

    I think I miss my son more than he misses me. He has a long way to go to reach ’16’, a good 10 years from now, that is.:)

  • arundati

    lunch looks absolutely lovely……i accompanied a friend and her 7 yr old daughter on a “back to school” shopping trip… was an invaluable life lesson!! i have no doubt that my friend was more harried and anxious than the child!!

    Now don’t remind me of our ‘back to school’ shopping trip, Arundati. Nehal’s on a ‘Ben-10’ trip right now and his school bag, tiffin box, water bottle and pencil box has to be BEN-10. Not to mention the BEN-10 phone and watch which obviously is not for school. I couldn’t believe I actually gave in to allowing him to buy those (you see, its a promise I made way back in March ’08 that he could buy ‘BEN-10’ toys if he does his exams well). He topped his class and I didn’t have the heart to go back on my word even though I am not for heavily marketed T.V cartoon characters like ‘Power Rangers’ etc products. In fact ‘Bata’ shoes which supplies school shoes have come with an offer where buying school shoes in their stores entitles the buyer a very low priced Ben-10 water bottle. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I had atleast half a dozen moms ask me where I buy ‘BEN-10’ toys (watch, phone etc) for Nehal as their kids are crazy about them. If at age ‘5’ its like this, can’t image things at age ’10’.:)

  • roopa

    Hi Sailu! Welcome back:) Veg Noodles and Veg in spicy Garlic sauce looks yummy:) Very nice photo:)

  • Padma

    Dear Sailu garu,
    I’ve been following your recipes for a while now and am completely in awe of your myriad of interests and the effort that you take to share your culinary skills!! Appreciate it. That said, these chinese dishes look spectacular. I know what i am cooking tonight!! Thank you very much!

  • usha

    i love indian chinese food and miss it a lot…your Vegetables in Spicy Garlic Sauce looks scrumptious…

  • Roma

    Looks stunning Sailu! Your veggies in garlic sauce are making me so hungry. Wish I could just dip a spoon in and taste it.

  • shilpa

    Nice to see u back Sailu.
    I love Indo-Chinese food too. I will have to try your recipe. Will post my version soon.

  • Bharti

    Hi Sailu
    The food looks scrumptious and your post about the “mixed feelings” is so true! My daughter will start first grade in Fall too. What makes it different this year is that she has been with the same teacher since the last 3 years (she goes to a montessori where 3, 4 and 5 years are in the same class), so this will be completely new to her and me.
    Lotsa luck to your little “big” guy (and you)!

    Thanks a lot, Bharti and my best wishes to both you and your little one.

  • kalva

    Wow awesome combo… Loved the pics hope they tasted great.. I just picturized the whole scenario when i was reading through your sons fisrt day to school… All the very best for the kid,…

  • sreelu

    Sailu this looks great and pictures look absolutely perfect

  • ranji

    i love chinese food…i get those cravings to eat it every now and then but restrict myself coz of the high oil content…preparing chinese at home is better and healthy..i make the vegetable noodles sometimes..the one in garlic sauce looks delious..should give it a try once….

  • arundathi

    these look fantastic! and so authentic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • evolvingtastes

    Looks delicious, Sailu! Brilliant pictures too.

  • Pooja

    Dishes looks superb Sailu. I have book marked it to try it exactly your way next time i make it. lets see if i can bring these refeshing colors to my dishes or not :P. thanks for sharing both the dishes Sailu.

  • Renu

    Hi Sailu, Glad to see your recipe after a long time. Awesome pictures.Can you please tell me which brand noodles do you use. My noodles always becomes mushy somehow..

  • rama

    oh my pictures looked so tempting they r inviting me to try them. surely i will. thanks for good tasty dishes as well tempting and healthy.

  • rachel

    Indo-chinese at its best

  • notyet100

    combo rocks,..both look yummy..

  • mallugirl

    These are the moments to be treasured.. when he is all excited about a new school and yet holds on to you! mine is going to 3rd already and it seems so soon!

    You said it, mallugirl. Priceless moments and joys of motherhood.:)

  • Cham

    Both dishes looks awesome. I bookmarked it. First few days, mom is always more anxious, later you will settle down. Wish him a great academic year ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  • nags

    2 words: yummy and bookmarked ๐Ÿ˜€

  • JZ @ Tasty treats

    both the dishes look delicious!! the pics are simply awesome sailu! these recipes are keepers!!

  • Madhu

    Hi Sailu,

    Welcome back, I am really sick with out your posts all these days.

    Love your dishes & pics

    I miss you a lot.


  • madhavi

    Hi sailu,
    Hearty welcome back to
    I was totally disappointed after having a look every day at your website.
    I missed u sailu, all these days.

    From next time don’t take long gap…

    we missed u.

  • Reena


    Lovely recipe and lovely photo. I want to dig in right now! So glad you are back in action. I hope your son enjoys his new class. I am already anxious when I think of my son joining school in a few months time.

  • Padmaja

    Welcome back from your break sailu, hope u had an amazing time with family but we really missed your vibrant photos with wonderful recipes.
    Hey Sailu, I am sure the kiddo loved his new class and new teacher. Its an overwhelming experience to see our little ones walk their way into a new class n new teacher. But kids are so adaptable Sailu and I am sure he would have come back with a huge smile on his face and said he had a wonderful time!!
    My kisses to little Nehal!!!

    I had a great time. Your right, Padmaja, Nehal came out of his class beaming and introduced his new friends to his dad and me. We spent some time after school hours meeting up with his new and old friends (from primary school). He was non-stop talking on our way back home telling us about his first day at school and continues to do so almost everyday. It either about his music teacher or story-telling teacher and which section of 1st Std his old classmates are in, who he spoke to.. etc etc. Nehal’s an outgoing child and takes no time is making himself at home wherever he goes.:)

  • Alka

    Hello sailaja,
    Yes i can truly understand your anxiety about ur 1st grader, coz I too have a son whose school re-opened on monday and he is now in first grade.
    And yes I too am more worried about his adjustment with new classmates, class teacher and loads of syllabus. Hope that these little angels will be fit to survive in this maddening world!
    Now coming to another topic (we moms have this tendency of talking abt our kids or food or hubby isn’t it?), the noodles are to die for..and the presentation is as usual mindblowing.
    I am sorry to bother u here, but my posts are not been updated on Taste of India, cud u plzzzzzzz look into that matter?
    Thanks and regards and loads of love for ur kid…wish him best of luck!

    Alka, the syllabus is heavy in our Indian education system but that’s the way it has been and kids are able to cope with it amazingly well. I saw my son’s text books and definitely its a giant leap from U.K.G syllabus. We need to plan their study schedule at home carefully such that they don’t feel the pressure and stress. One tip for you Alka regarding study schedule, allot a fixed time daily to review his day’s work at school and home work (if any). Prepare work sheets of the entire week’s study on Friday and let him finish them over the weekend. Whenever there are weekly tests, he just doesn’t feel pressure. This is what I have included in Nehal’s daily schedule this past year and its going to help in the long run once he reaches the higher classes. Of course its work for mothers but our Indian schooling system is such that we need to take care at home. My love and best wishes to your little one.:)

  • sushma

    hey Sailu thats a lovely bowl of noodles and veggies in spicy garlic sauce. love to have it..

  • malinee

    hi sailu garu,

    once again beautiful pics with nice recipes, i generally watch ur pics first as they are so beautiful and also inspiring others to cook. thank you for these recipes. i wish ur son, that he leads many more happy days in his life.

  • Chitra

    Too much vundhi andi recipe…..

  • Mansi

    welcome back sailu! and glad to know your son’s excited to be in school now!!:)

    the chinese platter looks beautiful, and who doesn’t love indian-chinese!! lovely pics, as always!:)

  • DK

    Mama Mia! This is awesome and so fast!

    Your pics luk heavenly – I dint feel that they were from my screen at all! Amazing photography Sailu! Hats off to you. Thanks for sending these bowls of heaven my way ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RedChillies

    Welcome back dear Sailu. So sweet to hear about Nehal and his new found friends.Good luck and best wishes to the little master for years to come.
    My little one (2.5 years) now has moved to the next class and I was glad too that he mixed well with his new friends (knock on the wood). It is such an amazing feeling isn’t it?
    Beautiful recipes. As usual your pictures are outstanding and superb.

  • sunny

    Oh looks very yummy!Will you come open a restaurant here please?

  • Joshmybench

    hi sailaja garu..
    I have been visiting ur site since almost an year but never left a comment.Ur pics are looking real great and the recipes are just awesome.
    i tried many of ur sweets and veg-curries.I am gonna make this Indo-chinese dish as i am a huge fan of chinese dishes. Could u tell me how they make those string beans in schezuan sauce and those chinese fortune cookies. I surfed many websites for the sauce, but never got the right taste.
    keep posting…

  • Aditi

    Hi Sailaja,
    Mouth watering fotos and relishing recipes!!!!!! There is so much to learn from you!!!
    But I also want to share a problem with you. My posts are not appearing in the list. They appear at times and sometimes they dont. I cant figure out why. Please help me, Thanks!

  • Sheetal

    You hd mentioned to me that you love Indo-Chinese food. Absolutely cool snaps and the vegetables in garlic sauce look yummy.

  • Nivrithi

    Hi Sailaja ,

    I am frequent visitor of your site.I tried many of your recipes and they came out very delicious .I just want to thank you for your delicious recipes .I like pictures you post in your site and believe every dish comes out that good .This is first time I am posting my comment.Just want to know what is red chilli paste that you used in noodles and soup.Where can we get it.

    There are two types of red chilli paste that I make. For this recipe, soak 8-10 dry red chillies in warm water after de-seeding them for half an hour. Boil in a small cup of water for a few mts till the water reduces to less than half the quantity. Cool. Saute 4-5 garlic cloves for a mt and grind to a coarse paste and to that add this cooled red chillis along with remaining water and further grind to make a smooth paste. Add a tsp of vinegar and combine well. You can omit the garlic and vinegar while preparing this paste for this particular recipe.

  • Mallika

    Welcome back Sailaja. Indo Chinese looks marvellous. I have fond memories of Hakka noodles and Gobi Manchurian!

  • pouru

    very beautiful. i always check out new recipes from your site. i want to ask u one thing? why don’t you print all the recipes in a book and sell them worldwide? atleast india, if not worldwide. publish them in hindi, english, marathi, malayalam, gujarati, telugu, etc…. and your name will be famous like sanjeev kapoor and tarla dalal and others. keep up the good work and take care. i really enjoy your site so much. God bless!!!

  • Linda

    OMG, as soon as that first photo loaded I had a hard time reading the rest of the post. Kids? what kids. Noodles!!

    Seriously, I’ve been there with the babies going from one grade to the next. It’s never easy to leave them, even when they go off to college as my son has! I have no doubt you’re the best mom you can be for your darling son — just watch him flourish and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Veda

    Dear Sailu…..I agree with Linda completely….Photo itself looks so tempting that i just did not want to go further reading the complete post. looks yummy!!!!!!!

    We all need that much needed break from blogging. I had been to my hometown last week and have extended a week of taking rest from the blogging scene and rgt now dedicating time to read about fellow bloggers and try their recipes. Urs will definitely be on top of my List now!!!!!!GRT GOING GAL!


  • Jgonski

    Spicy and garlic…sounds great to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yamini

    Excellent recipe there again, Sailaja,,!

    I’ve been an ardent reader and a fan of your blog since long. I appreciate the versatility of your recipes that range from g(old) granny style to the latest world cuisine..HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS for running such a successful blog!
    I have an unexplainable passion for cooking and am just waiting for my three month old to grow up to be a first grader like Nehal so that I can hone my culinary talents(if I’ve got any,,,!) by preparing his lunch box…ha ha long way to go, eh?
    Since you are from Vizag, I went back to my school days at Timpany (hope u know the school). Now we are settled in Hyderabad but still love to visit Vizag and its wonderful beach whenever we have time.
    Love your recipes. Good Luck to both you and Nehal…

  • Dee

    Sailugaru , the dish looks absolutely delicious. Welcome back after your break. Here is a link which seems like having a lot of your pictures

  • Rupa

    Hey Sailu garu,

    Where did you go. I saw this recipe few weeks ago. I hope you are not too busy to post new recipes. We miss you so much.
    Thanks for your recipes…. lol

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  • Naveena

    Hi Sailu
    Can you please publish the secret recipe of famous Andhra chilly chicken, which is very very popular in Bangalore but i haven’t tasted this anywhere here in US over last 15 years.
    Thanks & looking forward to seeing this soon at your website.

    I have enjoyed reading all your recipes & have tried few of them with great success.


  • Sobia

    Hi Sailu,

    I have read your recipe & i really loved it. Can u pls suggest that the indgredient “Brown Sugar” if not added will the taste of the recipe make a difference.

    Will wait fr reply.

    It does make a difference but if you don’t have it on hand, you can skip it.

  • sudha

    i love your receipes…they come out great…the pictures look stunning…i would like to know how to make green chili paste…please reply….keep those receipes coming….

  • Pinky

    the pictures are very nice….will try it soon

  • Rashmi

    Hi Sailu, I recently started reading your blogs. I just tried this recipe today…and it came awesome. I didn’t have cornfloor so I added maida instead…it was still wonderful. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

  • JavaJane

    Hi Sailu

    I tried the noodles and came out so well! Thx for your awesome recipes..all the ones I tried out were fantastic

  • kala

    Hi Sailu

    Yesterday night for dinner I tried this recipe and I cant tell you how awesome the food was. Your recipe was gr8, thanks a lot for the recipe …

  • meena

    i tried the veg in spicy garlic sauce it was fantastic.

    i would like to know why u use vinegar & brown sugar.

    keep up the good work

    can u upload crab masala receipe ,i am searching for quite a long for a good one.

    The vinegar and brown sugar lend a tangy-sweet flavor to the fiery garlic sauce.

  • Kavitha

    Hi Sailu,
    Can we take the sauce (if make it thicker) with chappathis as well? As I did not know the exact taste, I am asking you (my guru) ๐Ÿ™‚


    I wouldn’t have this as a side with rotis, Kavita. Its best with fried rice or noodles.

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  • sheetha

    good one!!!

  • Silpa

    I want to know in this recipe which vinegar to use bcos there are so many varieties in vinegar. Please let me know through my email. Waiting for ur reply. Thanks

    • Sailu

      Use white vinegar or rice vinegar.

  • elmira

    hiiiiii……….i cooked this veg noodle …it was greatttttttttt…it was my wish to cook this veg noodle….i love it..i have been in india three times…and i fell in love with india and it’s food… last year when i was in kerala in sivananda ashran some times in lunch time i used to go to a hotel to have food…that hotel had yummyyy veg noodle..thats why i wanted to have it’s receipe… i have it and i tried it and i have to say tnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx god bless you

  • John

    I don’t get one thing…jab koi website hindi mai hota hai to itnai sarai indian larkain hai. jab koi website english mai hota hai to itnai sarai larkian. Unbelievable what toll the british raj has taken on our country

  • Once

    I just ate this now, I added mushrooms too. It was great, and a very simple recipe to follow. thank you for sharing!

  • Once

    I just ate this now, I added mushrooms too. It was great, and a very simple recipe to follow. thank you for sharing!

  • new chef

    hey i tried this today…its so good…..its my first time:)

  • new chef

    hey i tried this today…its so good…..its my first time:)

  • Divya Venu

    Hai Sailu , This is Divya.
    Thanks for your reciepe. As i dont know how to cook noodles at home, i cant get home taste. From today i can get my tasty tasty noodles at home. So thanks Sailu.

  • anneleia

    looks so delicious. I should try it at home on weekend.

  • verygood

    I live in texas.I tried both veg and non veg dishes from your blog.Which store sells egg noodles? Pls reply: )

  • Sundresh

    One of the best Chinese food prepared at home by us.. Thanks a lot for the wonderful recipe..