Hakka Noodles

By DK on Jun 21, 2010
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.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
The purple cabbage, the multi colored bell peppers, beans and spring onions came together to make this beautiful dish. You can use any vegetables you have on hand on that day. Like tofu? Add few cubed tofu while stir frying to add protein to this dish.

my kitchen notes

Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: Under 15 min
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
Boil the noodles as per the package instruction. Add salt, oil  to the water.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
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.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
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.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
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.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
Give it a good toss and saute for another minute or so.
Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
Serve hot and immediately. Indo Chinese Vegetarian Hakka Noodles recipe
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68 Responses to “Hakka Noodles”
  1. vikash

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

  2. Jaya


    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

  3. Bonnie Anderson

    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)

  4. LATHA

    i like this noodles .realy its good and tasty every one of my family was suprised because of tasty… NOODLES

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