Vegetable hakka noodles is quick and easy to make at home. This veg hakka noodles recipe, the simplest yet packed with flavors form the veggies. Learn how to make a perfectly at home that will satisfy your street food cravings.
I used to think making hakka noodles is complicated until I tried fried rice, which I make often now a days.
Best when cooking for one or for a weekend one pot dish. Do check my spicy version schezwan noodles recipe in my website.
Veg hakka noodles Ingredients
Noodles - There are ready to cook hakka noodles sold commercially. Ching's is available widely and I too used the same. You can use something sold as plain noodles as well.
Vegetables - Basic vegetables used in hakka noodles are cabbage, carrot, beans, spring onion, onion.
Sauces - I keep it simple or even without sauces as I love that way. In south Indian restaurants I used to have, they do not add any sauce at all, yet turns out so flavorful.
So I too started making that way. If you want you can add a dash of chilli sauce, soya sauce and vinegar in this recipe.
Oil - Though any neutral oil like sunflower oil can be used. Olive oil is healthier choice as we are using generously. Peanut oil, sesame oil can also be used.
Spring onion - Just a little bit of garnish is enough and can also be skipped.
I, at times keep it really simple by using regular onion and veggies alone. No sauce or spring onion and only black pepper.
But I add tastemaker (checkout my homemade noodles masala). You can also add commercially available Asian curry powder at the end as replacement.
- Cabbage gives a good flavor in this dish.
- I use my mandoline slicer for shredding cabbage in no time for this.
- For carrot, I first use julienne grater (not usual grater) to get strips. Hold carrot length wise to get long strips. Stack these and cut as needed.
- You can cut beans into diagonals, because chopping into usual is too mainstream, haha.
Hakka noodles healthy
Now a days millet noodles are available at the market. You can prepare this same recipe with that and there is no change in taste mostly.
Indian street style
So what is the secret to the smoky flavor that we get in restaurants or street food?
I love the smoky flavour we get when we toss the vegetable. I feel the wok they use in the restaurants also play a significant roll in the flavour.
Tossing in high flame so that it catches fire gives a smoky flavor, which I feel is the secret to hakka noodles Indian street style.
I too try to recreate the same at home. Though we do not have high ranges that will give this effect, here are some things to note:
- Use generous oil.
- Bring vegetables to edge of the pan, and in full flame, if you fry in slanting way, it does get exposed to oil and gives smoky flavor to an extent. Try it out.
- Cook the noodles just 3-4 minutes maximum.
Step by step photos
1. Cook noodles as per the instructions given in the pack or boil 4 cups of water and cook noodles for 3-4 minutes. Make sure its not over cooked. Drain water and reserve 3-4 tablespoon for using later.
Add 1 teaspoon oil and mix to avoid noodles sticking.
2. Cut veggies into fine thin strips, chop the spring onion finely (green part) and chop the white part separately. Heat a pan with oil and fry white part of the spring onion.
3. Add the veggies one by one frying each for half minute. In goes the sauce, salt and pepper. Give a quick stir.
4. Add the drained noodles and mix well. If needed you can add reserved water to loosen up the noodles. Finally add the chopped spring onion to garnish.
Serve hot with any Manchurian or as such with sauce.
Hakka noodles recipe
- 1.5 cups Plain noodles
- ¾ Cabbage Shredded / julienne
- 1 Carrot Medium
- ½ Capsicum
- 3 Sprigs Spring onion
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- 1.5 teaspoon Tomato chilli sauce
- 3 tablespoon Oil
- Cook noodles as per the instructions given in the pack
- Boil 4 cups of water and cook noodles for 3-4 minutes. Make sure its not over cooked.
- Drain water and wash it to remove the excess starch optionally. Reserve som noodles cooked water (2-3 tbsp) to use later.
- Add 1 teaspoon oil and mix to avoid sticking.
- Cut veggies into fine thin strips, chop the spring onion finely (green part) and chop the white part separately.
- Heat a pan with oil and fry white part of the spring onion.
- Add the veggies one by one frying each for half minute. Add the sauce, salt and pepper. Give a quick stir.
- Add the drained noodles and mix well. If too sticky, or if you want to deglaze the pan, add the reserved pasta cooked water.
- Finally add the chopped spring onion to garnish.
- Use oil generously. You can use any cooking oil or olive oil the better for health.
- Fry always in high flame. If you can, try tossing the veggies in such a way that it catches fire. This gives the smoky flavor as in restaurants. Oil should be more to do this.
- You can also add white pepper or ajinomoto in this. Ajinomoto is not advisable for health though.
Happy Cook / Finla
One of my favourtie dish to eat when i am in India, looks super yumm.
lovely!! yes, I too like the smoky flavor in it 🙂
Yummy hakka noodles.I use add chilli and soya sauce.Must try ur version.But i'm not getting the tossing process correctly.
very nicely explained and I am so in wonder that your picture shows a lovely medley of colours in food!
Brilliant clicks brilliant noodles u beat a chef for sure.. awesome n totally yummylicious..
looks perfect raji and delicious 🙂
lovely clicks dear.
Had this long back..now, u made me to remember it again! Nice recipe and superb clicks dear..
noodles is my fav..this looks awesome
I love these noodles. I make it every friday and try different recipes with it. Looks very yummy
Such a tempting picture and dish... love the spicy specks on the noodles.
Love this!! i add soy sauce too!!! Very tempting bowl!!!
Hakka noodles wid any manchurian gravy..I m just sold for that combination of chinese food..love it
Lovely Hakka Noodles.... Can you pass me the chopsticks 🙂
my most fav dish...can have this any time of the day. loks fantastic.
My favorite,beautiful clicks..looks awesome.
Woww.. looks so delicious and perfect.. Yummy 🙂
Its very nice. i had tried this from sharmi's space..Loved it a lot.
looks so yummy .. perfect delight for kids
I love to grab the entire bowl raks. amazing..
I add a bit of garlic to it. Tastes great!
never tried hakka noodles.. Looks yumm...
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noodles are looking so delicious. nice pics as always
Looks too good, very colorful, wud love to do the tossing part but don't know whether it'll land back in the pan or on the stove..
noodles looks delicious and wonderful pictures ...........
wow, wish i could grab that bowl..noodles is all time fav for me 🙂
hakka noodles is my all time favourite... stunning pics.. looks like it is straight from a restaurant... perfect!
Hakka noodles looks yum, Nice clicks. You have cut the veggies perfectly
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oh I love how the veggies catch fire... I dare not try it at home...
Hakka noodles looks delicious.
Lovely hakka noodles, i will feel filled up if i hog this.
Delicious noodles...Looks wonderful
Makes me feel hungry !! Lovely dish !! Loved the way you have cut the veggies.
One of my favorite Chinese dishes.I love the crunchy vegetables and the delicately flavored noodles more than similarly prepared Fried rice.
super yum and delicious clicks Raks 🙂 yummy !
btw, I tried your yoghurt brownies - they came out soooo good ! thanks 🙂
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My kids love this very much .Nice pics
inch pinch , I have just drafted veg hakka noodles, you will see it soon on kitchen gossip too :))
yummy recipe dear...luks wonderful, colorful n delicious...
Nice clicks and colorful n yummy dish
the pic itself making me drool........ Thanks for the recipe
will try this recipe soon, looks yummy... inspired by you all sharmispassions, nags, i have also started blogging, pls try to visit my blog, and share your opinion, and expert comments , on how to improve it. thanks
Yummy ..my son's fav. recipe ..asusual lovely presentation
So Yummy n tempting n healthy n colourful...
Pass me the noodles with the bowl raji,both luks fab:)
Wow, you have got an amazing food blog with fabulous pictures! I could spend hours on your blog. Went through your paneer and gravy dishes! Would definetly try them 😀
look yummy...nice pic
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such lovely pics, the noodles looks colourful & pretty
This sounds very easy to me. Never tried with chings noodles.Cute clicks
I love chinese food, sorry indo chinese food. This one tops the list.
Will definitely give this a try before the week is over. Nice pictures!
I love hakka noodles my fav thanks for share its new recipe looking very delicious !!
Thanks for such a detailed recipe and yes it looks delicious ...'
hakka noodles is my fav... dish
Great to see all the varieties of dishes! I am amused...Thanks to rakskitchen.
oh my God! you are really so talented..gone through your profile..Great to see all the recipes. Thanks to rakskitchen.
can you please post egg manchuria.......
Yesterday itried in a restaurent.it was too good.but a bit spicy.i want it to cook myself according to our taste
This is very nice and healthy noodles. thanks you for sharing this recipe.
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Noodles looks tempting and would like to try. Which brand Tomato chilli sauce did you use in this recipe ? Pls let me know. Thanks in Advanced.
I used Maggi brand.
I saw your blog few days back and I am already liking the way you write, you click snaps and your Indian recipes... Even I tried Veg Hakka Noodles and have posted on my blog- Foodies' Fun
Well its nothing as compared to yours. But you act as motivation to me. Thank you for putting up such lovely recipe...
hi i just happened to stop by ur blog and its really an amazing place to be!
Could you tel me what is type of noodles we get in indian restaurants?Which brand did u use in this recipe.Please let me know, I have been searching for this answer quite long...thanks! Happy blogging !
I used Ching's brand... It was good like the one in restaurants.
I've tried this very recently. As a bachelor I've got bored of my routine recipes and i always wanted to try new things and tried this according to your instructions 🙂 it came out very nice n tasty and i added some soya sauce also at the end 🙂 loved it a lot 🙂 thank you for your recipe 🙂 from now onwards all my holidays, recipes will be your's 🙂 thanks a lot for your site...really amazing 🙂
lovely Raji................I will surely try it for my kids
hie this is awsum ....i am cooking my family dinner tonite and im gonna follow wat u sed above yyeyy...thanks for making life easier...im 19 yrs old..
thanks im 19 and u helped with this...im cooking my family dinner tonight and im following ur recipe...thanks..:)
Hi can we use soy sauce instead of the tomato chilli sause? And what happens if we use less oil, will the taste be really bad?
Sure you can add soya sauce. Plus if you add any tomato sauce or otehr sweet or hot sauce, it will taste better. Yes oil is must for getting non sticky noodles.
I find a hard time in cutting veggies .. Hw do you cut it?any tips
Use a large knife, not the small one, and make sure the knife is super sharp! Sure this will work!
Hi raks...tried hakka noodles today...it came out very well....tanx a lot
hi raks....tried noodles today...it was really good..tanx a lot
your explanation is too good... almost all the dishes are made in a simple way with all available ingredients... this is one of the good site for tasty dishes.. All the best and keep it up... 🙂
Thanks a lot Raks.Tried this today and everyone loved it.
Your blog is an addiction for me these days. I keep checking it daily. You have a very wonderful blog. I like the way you take the effort to put the step by step pictures. All the colors and look of the blog is very eye pleasing, hence for me it stands out from all other blogs out there. And your recipes, easy and simple. I have tried few from your blog and never went wrong. I can not wait to try more recipes for my one year old. Thanks again for your effort and time. Good luck and keep cooking and posting more for us.
Hi ...Could you please let me know where can we get ching hakka noodles in singapore ???? You reply would be helpful for me...Love ur pics and recipes ..thumps up !!!!!
Mustafa, where ever they keep maggi noodles, above it (near the chocolate section)
hi raji....Thanks for such a detailed recipe..your explanation is too good... almost all the dishes are made in a simple way with all available ingredients... this is one of the good site for tasty dishes.. thanks dear
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Hai please,where I can get ching's noodles?? please
I got in mustafa Singapore