Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
I try to incorporate as many different varieties of vegetables as I can, in a day to day meal. I also love to add as many colors as possible. The colors not only add to the vibrancy of the dish but they also denote the type of nutrition that particular vegetable is rich in. So more the colors, better it is for you.  I tend to buy those vegetables that I can easily use in my day to day cooking in bulk. Like these Baby bell peppers.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
I saw a big batch of them at local Cost Co store and I couldn't stop myself from getting one. They look so adorable, don't they. It has yellow, orange and red mini bell peppers. Among the various recipes I made that week with these peppers, was this dish, which has a crazy fan following in India - Hakka Noodles. The name brings back memories of street foods and fast food stalls. This is an Indo- Chinese creation. It is one of my go to meals when time is short and inspiration is sorely lacking. Easy, quick to make, it is one of those delicious meals which plays a regular role in my house.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
There are immense varieties of this famous dish available with each cook adding his/her own touch of creativity to it. I don't have a specific version since I tend to add ingredients whatever I have in hand on that particular day. Each time I make it tends to taste a little different. I sometimes add pan fried Tofu to this dish to add protein. On this particular day, I was inspired by colors and added as many different colors as I could.
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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 1 packet Hakka Noodles (200gms, 7 Oz )
  • 4 spring onions, sliced crosswise, greens and whites separated
  • about 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup frozen beans
  • about 1 cup thinly sliced multi colored capsicum
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 medium celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2-1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1-2 garlic, finely minced
  • 1-2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce (depending on the brand, you might need less/more)
  • 1 tsp vinegar(optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp chilli sauce, as per taste (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Note: Try whatever vegetables you have on hand. Add Vinegar little by little depending on your taste buds. You can also add 1-2 tbsp Ketchup to the stir fry. If you want to create like the roadside stalls, add in more oil to the noodles in the middle of cooking. I have avoided excess oil to keep it healthy
1. Boil the noodles as per the package instruction. Add salt, oil  to the water.
2. When it is about 85-90% cooked, drain the noodles and toss it lightly with cold water. Drain it completely and set aside until ready to use.
3. Meanwhile heat a wide skillet. If you own a Wok, then it is best to use it for this.  Heat about 1 tsp of oil until it smokes. Make sure you have all the vegetables ready by the side since its all about quick cooking. Add the garlic followed by spring onion greens, bell peppers, cabbage, celery, carrots and beans. Toss on high flame for 2 minutes. Don't leave the vegetables on their own since at this stage they can easily burn. You would want to keep tossing them.
4. When you find the vegetables softening slightly , add the noodles, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, chilli sauce (and ketchup if using) , bean sprouts along with spring onion greens.
5. Give it a good toss and saute for another minute or so.
Serve hot and immediately. Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe

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By Vivek on Sep 18, 2014

By Gita on Jul 13, 2012

It was yummy.........thanks for the perfect recipe.........

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By vikash on Mar 6, 2015

how much Aginomotto is added in noodles ? How do we get smooky noodles as available in market:

By Jaya on Jan 25, 2015

Hi Do you know how soy sauce is made? You can find out by googling. It is not so palatable. What are your views? Please let us know

I kind of do and I have no idea what is not palatable. May be I am missing something here? I buy GMO free, chemical free naturally brewed Soy sauce that uses fermented beans, wheat (unless its Tamari), yeast, salt and some alcohol. Would love to know, if you care to elaborate on your question--DK

By Bonnie Anderson on Jan 22, 2015

I made it today and totally liked the noodles recipe! And we bought a wok for doing this, and because of that the food became better! Thank you so much! 8)

By LATHA on Nov 25, 2014

i like this noodles .realy its good and tasty every one of my family was suprised because of tasty... NOODLES THANKS TO HAKKA NOODLES :-P :-P :)

By Chicken Chicken on Nov 21, 2014

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By Eathen on Jul 19, 2014

The hakka noodles taste great I just kept eating

By Tenzin dhondup (Tibetan) on Jun 10, 2014

I am going to open one good pure vegetarian small fast food restaurant only different types of veg noodle. so try to improve my skill. Thats why learning webside related to veg noodle so thanx for this wonderful webside for us:) good bless who made this type of food and webside :)

By KIRAN on May 4, 2014


By madiha on Feb 1, 2014

:-P :idea: :lol: :-P :)

By Ravinder kumar on Jan 21, 2014

A very nice dish I like it :) :oops: :mrgreen: :-o :-D :lol:

By prit on Jan 8, 2014

:-P my child likes very much

By SNEHAKRIPA on Jan 5, 2014

LOOKS YUMMY & DELICIOUS... :lol: :oops: 8) :roll:

By sreha on Dec 11, 2013

ca use olive oil ?

Not authentic, but you sure can. --DK

By Sachin S Wagh on Dec 3, 2013

:) :) :) :) :roll: :-P :-P

By SAURABH on Oct 29, 2013

I've chopped all the veggies... now heading ahead..!! Hope it will taste awesome

By archana nair on Oct 9, 2013

:-P superb.yummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy

By samiksha on Aug 1, 2013


By pramod yenare on Jul 14, 2013

wow...yummy............delicious looking $u^@rn@

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By swaleha ahamed on Apr 6, 2013

It's literally awesome..mmmmmmmm ;-):-)B-)

By shraddha on Apr 5, 2013

I made these noodles. Were delicious. Just like the stalls in India. Reminded me of India so much. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made it twice already in just two days. Please post more easy indo chinese recipes like vegetarian manchurian and crispy chilli potatoes

By disha on Apr 3, 2013

:wink: i also note your receipe and i also try at my home this sunday

By Nikita on Mar 25, 2013

:) :) Its jst sooo awesum..pls ppl try it..:-)

By Sandhya on Mar 9, 2013

Where can I buy Hakka noodles? I do not see that in the regular US grocery stores such as Ralphs. May be in the Indian Stores? Thanks!

I remember seeing it local stores, although I buy mine from the Indian stores :) Force of habit --DK

By jenny on Feb 20, 2013

looking forward to trying this Hakka Noodles ...just wondering if you have a recipe that i'm trying to look for. i love Hakka Hum Char which i tried when i was in Malaysia and would love to try make it. would you be able to provide the recipe please. everytime i look at my basil leaves, i remember the taste...

By R on Jan 24, 2013

which noodles do u use? rice noodles? these looks thin.

I have used Ching's Hakka Noodles for this recipe. --DK

By PRIYANKA CHAVHAN on Jan 4, 2013


By anuja on Aug 18, 2012

Great recipe.. made it.. tastes yummy :) totally rocks (y)

By Bia on Aug 7, 2012

We can add herbs like oregano n basil for great taste

By prasanna jay on Aug 5, 2012

:roll: very tasty

By LollipopExplore on Jul 28, 2012

The picturw seems awesome and i'm intending to use it in a conpetition. I hope its helpful :twisted:

By Best Shirataki Noodles on Jul 16, 2012

Awesome Recipe looking very nice...I have packets of Shirataki Noodles & i'll going to try this recipe in weekends.

By Shraddha on Jul 4, 2012

Hey..dude.... I jus' prepared this recipe...and it's literally awesome.....!!! Dont need to go to the chinese stalls anymore.....

By krati on Jun 17, 2012


By Debu on Jun 9, 2012

Looks like a great recipe. Can i get hakka noodles in any standard supermarket in the UK ?

By palak on May 11, 2012

:lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :-P :wink: :oops:

By Shweta on May 1, 2012

It looks yummy, I tried this out and it tasted so good......

By karan on May 1, 2012

very tasty and colorful recipe...

By Ramya on Mar 28, 2012

This is the second of your recipes that I've tried (the first was the gulab jamuns) and they both came out fabulously! I had no idea making hakka noodles is SO easy. I used pad thai rice noodles and the only change I made was to add a bit more oil (about 3tsp) since the rice noodles tend to stick otherwise. Thanks so much and keep up the great work!!

By Ami on Mar 23, 2012

Hey..Such a lovely dish and beautiful pictures. Could you please tell me which soy sauce do you use? I've tried so any but I didn't find any of them good enuf! Thanks.

By James on Jan 22, 2012

really nice recipe. :)

By Blue on Dec 11, 2011

:?: Everytime, I try Hakka Noodles at a good restaurant, I can almost always see a black peppery powder and a distinctive taste that I cannot get at home. To me it tastes like a mix of Monosodium Glutamate + black salt. What is that product which I don't find in any of the recipes...?

By Deepu on Sep 28, 2011

Surrup :!: i like d presentation and taste.. i love it

By Priyanka on Aug 3, 2011

I made this :) came out well.

By huda on Apr 2, 2011

:) nice recipe good job

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By Aparna on Dec 13, 2010

Just wanted to tell you this picture of yours has been used here I am assuming it was done without permission. Please complain to FB and fight plagiarism.

By Deepa on Sep 29, 2010

It will be fun to run into you at Costco!

By manisha on Sep 29, 2010

Can you please let me know what kind of noodles you use, i mean brand??

Its just this packet I get in my local Indian store - I am not really sure of the brand - I think it was Ching's

By Soma on Sep 29, 2010

Yummylicious!! a hot favorite everywhere.

By chitra on Sep 28, 2010

Have hakka noodles in hand..will try sometime for dinner :) awesome clicks ..

By razan on Sep 6, 2010

great stuff.The Qty u prepared will serve how many?Also if u add Calorie/Fat deatails, it would be fime

It serves 2. There are many online sites which do this - this one might help

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By Deepa on Jun 22, 2010

slurrrp..this looks so these any time favorite..they look perfect.

By Soumya on Jun 22, 2010

This is our favorite noodles.It looks so yummy.

By Priya on Jun 22, 2010

Pictures itself make me hungry...droolworthy hakka noodles..

By marjorie zacharias on Jun 21, 2010

:) hi! the pictures look so yum ,I want to try every recipe of yours .Tnx 4 sharing

By Veggie Belly on Jun 21, 2010

ok, nevermind, i see the answer below :-P

By Veggie Belly on Jun 21, 2010

this looks super yum! all it needs is some manchurian to go along :) Do you use a sweet chilli sauce or the hot stuff like sriracha?

By charisse on Jun 21, 2010

this is deliciouse recipe love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Apeksha on Jun 21, 2010

Did you use red chili sauce, or green?

I used red ( sambal olek) :)

By Sanjeeta kk on Jun 21, 2010

Tangy treat! Looks delicious to give a try.

By Sig on Jun 21, 2010

Oh Dhivs, that first picture is making me drool... I am craving some hot Indo Chinese food right now.

By Swapna on Jun 21, 2010

Noodles look delicious. What kind of chili sauce do you use? I have been looking for a good one but couldn't find any which is a little spicy. Thank you :)

I dont have a particular brand to recommendation - but for this recipe I used sambal olek :)

By Divya Vikram on Jun 21, 2010

Craving some noodles now :)

By Prerna on Jun 21, 2010

Wow! You just reminded me of my hostel days. All four of us room mates (yes! 4 of us) we would sit on a scooter and would go to this roadside stall to get some hakka noodles :-) love ur pics!

By Rice Palette on Jun 21, 2010

This looks delicious! The photos are beautiful and makes me want to try this recipe :0) Looks like I'll be picking up some hakka noodles next time i'm at the grocery store

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