Yeah! It’s my favourite Friday again, and also the first weekend of July!
Wow! We are already halfway through the year 2015, and it just feels like it was New year just a while ago, and now it’s July!
Time passes so quickly. Better, I should say time flies when you’re having fun. So what I mean is that I am having fun! I hope we all are. 🙂
I hope you all are having a great day. Mine was beautiful too. It’s been so sunny and warm for the past couple of days. It’s been around 24 °C, and full of warm sunshine. Yeah! all sunny and no clouds in the sky. A true blessing.
The best thing is that this sunshine makes me feel so light, and in light mood I do all light things. Literally, I am feeling so light. I think the long awaited summer is taking over me! All in all, it’s summer now and I am feeling great.
And that’s why I decided to share some light food today! After all, summer screams for light meals!
Well, if I be honest there are also some other reasons which make me feel light, and which insisted me to make these light noodles.
What are those reasons you ask?
There are many times when I have no pre-planned menu for the week and I let it go by the flow. I hope, I am not alone who does that! 😉 And while in the middle of this unplanned let-it-go sequence, I just find myself standing in the middle of my kitchen and have no idea what I want to cook.
And do you know why this happens?
Its usually because of one of the following reasons:
Reason 1: Adoria has some demands when I go the kitchen. And most of the times, her demands for lunch/dinner are Noodles. And if I say NO to her, she starts crying and starts asking for marshmallows, chocolates or donuts for LUNCH/DINNER!
And that makes me scared with these unusual demands. Choosing the easier and the better of the two options, I decide to fulfill the first demand. This is what I call a ‘MOMMY surrender’! Helpless, I know. 😉
Reason 2: I get totally overwhelmed when I go for grocery shopping, which results in my fridge getting full of awesome stuff, and makes it hard to decide what to cook! Too many options, all too good, but overwhelming. So, usually due to this, I go with the simplest and most straightforward option. Which turns out to be the best idea. This is what I call ‘Blessing in disguise’. 😉
Reason 3: I have so much stuff about to expire in a couple of days. Then I have to take some decision on what to cook first, and I still can’t decide upon anything. And this is what I call a ‘Cook’s Dilemma’! 😉
So obviously when these many things go inside my mind,they all make my mind more light. WHAAAT? DID I JUST MAKE A TYPO?
No, I didn’t. Yes, it really makes me feel light! How so, you ask? Alright, when mind is exhausted too much, it behaves like nothing has happened! Everything stands still. Nothing moves. No movement, no flow. All empty. So eventually, you start feeling light! 😉
And that light feeling prompts me to cook something light and delicious. And on those days, I come up with some simple, quick, light and easy meal ideas.
And my today’s recipe — 15 minutes No Oil Green Thai Curry Chow-Mein Noodles is the result of the reasons above!
I made this delicious ‘15 minutes No Oil Green Thai Curry Chow-Mein Noodles’ for lunch yesterday.
Well, we had the same noodles for dinner too, because I made a big batch! So you can call them lunch/dinner meals.
Whatever your day has been, this light noodles would surely make you feel light, as they are easy, quick, light, and YUM! Or Nom Nom!
And there is no cheese. There is no oil. And these are vegan too!
So are you up for this 15 minutes heavenly meal? Well, I am up for sure, as I am making this tonight for dinner again!
Abhishek insisted me to make these again because it was not enough for dinner yesterday. And I was already in for this easy and delish meal! So this is the same dish for dinner tonight.
It’s a completely vegan noodle dish, and perfect for a light lunch or dinner. It’s a light meal with an advantage — we can have some desserts after! 😉
This noodle is so simple and utterly delicious. This 15 minutes No Oil Thai Green Curry Chow-Mein Noodles is possibly one of the easiest recipes I have posted as a full meal.
It only requires some boiling. Yes, only boiling, nothing else. And not many ingredients are needed to make this.
It would be on your table in just 15 minutes. Plus, you don’t have to be in the kitchen all the time. It’s just really time for the noodles to boil. YES! Noodles are ready as soon as they’re boiled! WOW!
The base of the recipe is chow-mein noodles. Basically, it goes like this: Boil the noodle with frozen veggies.
While the noodles boil, add thai green curry paste. Let it boil for 3-4 minutes. Add some garlic powder, hot pepper sauce, and chili flakes. Add some salt if you like.
Mix well and and let the noodles boil till water is almost evaporated. Don’t let the water evaporate completely. Toss well, and transfer onto a serving bowl.
Top with pan roasted peanuts, pepper powder, hot sauce, and spring onions. And you are done! The most delicious noodles are ready to be DEVOURED.
And the best part about these noodles are — they fill you up quickly. In this recipe I used three absolutely simple and flavorful ingredients – thai green curry paste, hot pepper sauce, and chili flakes. They add a nice spicy flavour to noodles. SO this quick recipe is destined to become a vegan favorite for your family!
Imagine thai green curry noodles topped with julienned spring greens, with a generous sprinkling of hot sauce and ground pepper. YUMMY!
I realized that the best things in life are usually the simplest. And some tasty food fits in that category very well sometimes! So why not making this simple noodles and enjoy its simplicity!
Let’s learn to make this 15 minutes No Oil Green Thai Curry Chow-Mein Noodles!
Boil 3 ½ water in a large sauce pan. Add chow-mein noodles, and frozen vegetables. Mix well and let it boil for 5 minutes. Add green curry paste and let it boil for another 5 minutes.
Add garlic powder, salt, chili flakes, hot sauce and mix well. Let it boil for 5 more minute or until noodles are cooked. Add more water if needed.
Remove from heat and toss well. Transfer to a serving bowl, and top with sprung onion, roasted peanut, hot pepper sauce, and ground pepper. Serve and enjoy.
- chow-mein (wheat) noodles - 250 g
- thai green curry paste - 160 g
- soup vegetables, frozen - 100 g
- hot pepper sauce - 1 tbsp
- chili flakes - 1 tsp
- salt as per taste
- garlic powder - 1 tsp
- water to boil - 3 ½ - 4 cup
- pan roasted skinned peanuts
- spring onion, julienned - 1
- ground pepper
- hot pepper sauce
- Boil 3 ½ cup water in a large sauce pan.
- Add chow-mein noodles, and frozen vegetables.
- Mix well and let it boil for 5 minutes. Add green curry paste and let it boil for another 5 minutes.
- Add garlic powder, salt, chili flakes, hot sauce and mix well.
- Let it boil for 5 more minute or until noodles are cooked. Add more water if needed.
- Remove from heat and toss well.
- Transfer to a serving bowl, and top with sprung onion, roasted peanut, hot pepper sauce, and ground pepper.
- Serve and enjoy.