Singapore noodles

Posted on June 18, 2009. Filed under: Chawal/rice/pulao/biryani | Tags: , |

Rice noodles and vegetables flavoured with curry powder and soya sauce make this oriental dish irresistible.
Rice noodles are very delicate and require practically no cooking. All you need to do is dunk them in hot water for a few minutes and then drain out the water and use them.

Cooking Time : 4½ mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 4.

Ingredients
2 cups rice noodles
¼ cup onions, sliced
½ teaspoon chopped ginger
½ teaspoon chopped garlic
2 teaspoons chopped celery
¼ cup carrot, chopped
¼ cup capsicum, chopped
¼ cup bean sprouts
1½ teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon soya sauce
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon oil
For the garnish
¼ cup spring onion greens, chopped
Method
1. Microwave 2 cups of water in a microwave safe bowl, along with the turmeric powder on HIGH for 2 minutes.
2. Add the noodles and keep aside for 10 minutes till they are soft. Drain out all the excess water.
3. In another microwave safe bowl, combine the oil, onions, garlic, ginger and celery and microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds.
4. Add the carrots and capsicum and microwave on HIGH for 1 more minute.
5. Add the noodles, bean sprouts, curry powder, turmeric powder, soya sauce, sugar and salt and pepper and mix well. Microwave on HIGH for 1 more minute.
6. Serve hot garnished with the chopped spring onion greens.
Tips
To make an easy substitute for curry powder, combine 1 teaspoon of dhania-jeera powder with a pinch of sambar powder and add it to this recipe.
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