Hey guys’ What are you up to this weekend?!!
Me? Oh c’mon as usual keeping up with things to make them in order! Nothing new : )
First, lemme share something with y’all.
This dish takes me back to my high school days when I first tried it. There was this international cafe in my boarding school with lots and lots of cuisine from different parts of the world (umm, good old days, I swear :’ )
And you know right how curious I am when it comes to food and stuffs. But when I tried this, it was on another level.
So, I tried my hands on Pad Thai Noodles this time, and guess what? Nailed it on the first try only! And thought of sharing with you guys
— This is definitely one of the must try recipes everyone should cook…
This is so flavorful and that authenticity, wow. Which is why you need to try making this at home.
SNEAK PEAK INTO THAI CUISINE
Pad Thai is stir-fry dish made with rice noodles, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, peanuts, a scrambled egg and bean sprouts. The ingredients are sautéd together in a wok and thrown in a flavorful Pad thai sauce. It’s regular street food in Thailand and perhaps the most well known menu things at at Thai restaurants around the country.
To make vegan or vegetarian pad thai, leave out the egg and substitute the fish sauce for more soy sauce.
Today, here we are making Veg Pad Thai noodles which will require only few pantry ingredients. Regardless of how exposed your cabinets are, I bet you can figure out the elements for one such amazing Thai dish. For a major good supper, this Pad thai noodles is a unimaginable solace food in any weather. You just need rice noodles with basic ingredients, toss them in a wok and its done.
Before we get to the full recipe below, here are a few notes about the ingredients that you will need to know for this pad Thai recipe:
Choice of Noodles: A variety of rice noodles are available in different parts of the world. When it comes to noodle soups, Asia is the best. As many kinds of rice noodles are used in Thai cooking, wide rice noodles works best!
They’re only as healthy as what you cook them in.
Choice of veggies: You can definitely replace with choice of your kind of veggies. This recipe will help you get your fill of veggies! It’s a great way to eat the rainbow!
Make the sauce: Go ahead and prep the sauce by mixing all of the ingredients together (or shaking them in a jar) until combined.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
175 gram rice noodles
1 Thai red chilli
4 -5 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
2/3rd cup carrot (finely chopped)
2/3rd cup green onions (finely chopped)
2/3rd cup bell peppers (finely chopped)
2/3rd cup onions (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
5 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons soya sauce
2 tablespoons of chilli sauce
1/2 tablespoon of vinegar
1 teaspoon of sugar
salt, according to taste
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1/4th cup of peanuts
1/4th cup fresh bean sprouts
1. Fill large pot with cold water 3/4 full and bring to a boil.
2. Add rice noodles. Separate the noodles with tongs a few times during first 2 minutes of cooking. This will ensure it do not stick together.
3. Cook noodles uncovered for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not overcook until too soft. Drain and keep aside.
Meanwhile prepare the sauce,
In a bowl, add 5 table spoon of ketchup, 2 -3 tablespoon of soya sauce, 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of chilli sauce, 1 tablespoon of tamarind pulp, 1 teaspoon of sugar and salt.
1. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil and add on the red thai chilli and garlic over medium-high heat.
2. Next, add on chopped veggies. Saute until the ingredients are fragrant and translucent.
3. Add the prepared sauce and boiled noodles. Season with salt and pepper. Give it a good mix
and its done.
4. Add the noodles in a serving bowl. Top with peanuts and spouts and a slice of lemon.
5. Go and just grab your bite! Ta-da
Choose your preferred sweetener: As mentioned above, pad Thai is traditionally sweetened with palm sugar. But feel free to use whatever type of sugar or sweetener you prefer in the pad Thai sauce.
Make it milder/spicier: Feel free to adjust the amount of chili flakes to taste to make your noodles milder or spicier.
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