Thai Style Noodle Recipe

Did I mention that I can eat noodles / spaghetti all the days of my life? No? well yes, I can….I cant seem to tire of any kind of noodles…In my pantry, pasta and noodles will never be out of stock…and when i saw these flat noodles by Bambino in the shelf of the supermarket, i had to pick it up. I didn’t want to make the regular chinese style and we’d just had sesame noodles, so i turned to the world wide web, which threw up so many kinds that i had a tough time deciding what to choose. I also had to remember i didnt have spring onions and french beans, which are general must haves when making something with noodles….anyways, i decided, thai style it would be… some recipes i looked at asked for peanut butter and that sad untouched bottle sitting inside my fridge almost jumped out with joy. I used whatever i had on hand and so no claims are being made here that this is anywhere close to authentic… but one hell of a tasty dinner it surely was….

Thai Style Noodles (Serves 2)

100 gms of flat noodles, cooked according to the instructions on the pack, rinsed in cold water and set aside.

1 cup of vegetables of choice, i used carrots (sliced into sticks), red bell pepper and mushrooms

1/2 cup sliced onion

1/2 cup skinned cucumber, cut into sticks

2 teaspoons sesame oil

1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic

1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves

1/2 cup roasted and skinned unsalted peanuts

for the sauce:

2 teaspoons peabut butter ( i used readymade from a jar)

2 tablespoons of oyster mushroom sauce

2 tablespoons of thai red chilli sauce

2 tablespoons of honey (or brown sugar)

1 teaspoon of dark soya sauce

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1/4 cup of warm water

Whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

In a wok or kadai heat the sesame oil and add the garlic, fry till fragrant, but not yet changing colour. Add all the vegetables except the cucmber sticks) and stir and cook for 3 minutes on high flame till the carrots are half cooked. Add the cooked noodles and stir well to incorporate. Add the cucumber sticks, pour in the sauce and stir fry on high heat for a minute to mix well. Add the fresh coriander and stir till just wilting. turn off the heat. Spoon into bowls, garnish with roasted crushed peanuts, more coriander and a twist of lime if needed. Serve hot.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. mruds says:

    oh and i didnt use oyster mushroom sauce,do u use it as a replacemnt to fish sauce which is regularly used in thai food? i had neither at home so only added dark soya with other result was good neverthless.
    Mruds, nz

  2. mruds says:

    Hi there,
    tried this today. i love thai food and i make red/green thai curries regularly but never tried this dish before.the pad thai noodles i made from store-bought saue werent so great.
    This dish turned out quite good and it was also a great way to use leftover peanut butter sitting in the fridge for some time. instead of honey, added palm sugar which was again sitting in the pantry for some time!!
    thanks for the good recipe.
    keep up the good work…
    mruds, New Zealand

  3. Swati says:

    Love this simple version of the phad-thai noodles! its my absolute favorite 🙂 this recipe has been promptly bookmarked by me for future reference 😀

  4. Aparna says:

    My daughter and I are there with you, about eating noodles and spaghetti (or any kind of pasta!) all the time. My husband would like to see some rice every other day though! 🙂

    1. arundati says:

      🙂 i see what you mean….noodles of any kind has that kind of effect on me!! my husband would be a very happy man if i give him rice every week atleast!!

  5. Srivalli says:

    Looks wonderful Aru..its been ages since I made noodles..

    1. arundati says:

      then time to start boiling some water for the noodles Valli… your kids will love this am sure 🙂

  6. archana says:

    yummy,looks so tempting ‘
    i love to eat noodles and thai is my fav cuisine,will try this recipe soon.

    1. arundati says:

      archana, am sure you will like the light and simple flavours!

  7. Srimathi says:

    The noodles look great. After trying out the usual noodles that one prepares, it is nice to try variations of it or follow some recipe and I always like to try something blogged. Will bookmark this one to try.

    1. arundati says:

      Dear Srimathi, thank you…am sure you will like this…simple and full of flavours…do tell me how it turned out….

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