Monday, December 3, 2007

Gobi manchurian & Hakka Noodles : Sizzling Hot dinner for cold december Nights

“Chinese Food” in India is liked by almost everyone. It’s a combination of Chinese recipes with Indian flavors. In cities like Mumbai , Pune etc you will find a small eatery serving this food. This cuisine is basically derived from very well blended Indian-Chinese cuisines. Chinese-Chinese is very different from what we Indians call Chinese. Indo-Chinese uses Indian spices, herbs as well as Chinese sauces like soy, garlic-chili etc. The techniques are also indo – Chinese. Scallions and soy sauce add the much required Chinese touch to these dishes.
This cuisine is embraced by Indians whole heartedly that chefs have come up with a Chinese influenced chat item It is called “ Chinese Bhel” ( will be posted shortly here). Its made from noodles, and just like regular Bhel.
Today I am posting hakka Noodles and Gobi Manchurian.

Hakka Noodles
2 cups boiled noodles
3 dried red chilies
1 small bunch spring onion
½ cup finely chopped carrots
1 small capsicum thinly sliced
2 tsp garlic finely chopped
2 tbl spn soy sauce
1 t spn chilli paste ( ** can be substituted with Chilli sauce)
2 tbl spn oil
1 t spn Red wine vinegar
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a wok. When the oil is smoking add the vegetables. Simmer and fry them till almost done. Add soy sauce, vinegar and salt. Now add noodles and mix very well. Serve Immediately.

Gobi Manchurian
Ingredients :
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 Tbl Spn Corn flour
1 Tbl Spn all purpose flour
1/2 tbl spn ginger-garlic paste
salt as per taste

Method: Mix all the above ingredients into a thick paste. All the broccoli florets. Cover them all over with the batter and deep fry them.

For the sauce:
1 tbl Spn soy Sauce
1 tbl Spn tomato ketchup
1/4 tbl spn chili sauce
a little vinegar
Method: Mix all the above ingredients. The sauce is ready.

You will also need a spoonful of corn flour mixed into a very smooth, thin paste. ( this is used to thicken the gravy).

Heat a wok. Add a few drops of oil, add chopped onions. Add chopped capsicum. sauté for a few more minutes. Add sauce, broccoli and water. let it boil for 5 mins. Simmer and add corn-flour paste. This thickens the gravy. Add salt as per taste.

I had posted the recipe of broccoli Manchurian a few days back , click here for the recipe.


Laavanya said...

I love this combination and have a weakness for all things indo-chinese actually. So yummy Pooja.

Rachel said...

lovely meal! Looks yumm!

Manasi said...

I love, love love this combo!!!!! Love indo-chinese!!! YUMMMMMMM!

Vanamala said...


Oh wow!! very nice

Pooja V said...

Hi Laavanya : I completely understand and agree , indo-chinese is so irestible.

Hi Rachel : thansk for stopping by !

Hi Manasi : I love it too.

Hi Vanamala : Thanks N glad u liked it.

Padmaja said...

I prefer Indian version of chinese and miss those dishes in India but you brought back those amazing times we had in hyderabad in those wonderful chinese restaurants!I am gonna make these!!

Richa said...

very tempting, pooja! now i want this for dinner :)

KayKat said...

Ooo ... these are definite favourites - makes me crave for indo-chinese food now! :)

Siri said...

Thats a Yumm-O looking chinese meal pooja.. love both manchurian and noodles!

~ Siri

Pooja V said...

Hi Padmaja : Me too :). Let me know how they come out.

Richa : Come on over and join me, i'll also make u manchow soup as bonus.

Hi KayKat : Indo-chinese is completely irresistible.

Pooja V said...

Hi siri: I am glad you liked it.

Shella said...

Wow Pooja - what an incredible combo. Simply delish. I am sure having something like this will make me feel so much better!!

easycrafts said...

Hey super combi...i suppose the gravy version of gobi manchurian would suit more than the dry version...nice one..thanks for sharing

Happy cook said...

Wow looking so delicious.
Wouldlove to come over, here too it is cold :-)

Namratha said...

That's a lovely combo Pooja, I made Gobi Manchuri too and will be posting it soon ...both the dishes look great!

Sandeepa said...

Simply love this have made me immensely hungry

Pooja V said...

Hi Shella : Please come over if this food will make u feel better.

Hi easycrafts :YUp..garvy goes well with noodles.

Happy cook :Please come on over will have a party :)

Hi Namratha :I will look forward to your post.

Hi Sandeepa :Please grab a fork and start diggin'. Glad you liked it.

Red Chillies said...

Yummy! This is one of my favorite combination of all times. I can literally live on this for years :-)

Cynthia said...

Seriously. Who does not like Chinese food even if it is not the rea thing we get? :)

vegeyum said...

yum yum yum. Very nice!

Arlin said...

I loved it...

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Wow, It looks delicious, Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will try according to this recipe.