Do you know a person who does not enjoy a plate of piping hot and spicy noodles? Name some names, we dare you! Noodles are an evergreen favourite for so many of us, spanning across different age groups.
Right from desi, chapati noodles and street-style noodles, to smoky tandoor noodles, there are different types of noodles spread across the country, based on the place you’re in, that you can try to replicate at home. The flavours and sauces which are used in street-style Chinese noodles are everyone’s favourite.
However, if you are looking to cook some delicious Chinese food at home, there are different types of noodle recipes that you can try. We promise you that they are quick and easy to create.
But before we dive into knowing the recipes of the different types of noodles you can cook at home, how about knowing the different types of noodle varieties available for us to use?
1. Rice vermicelli noodles
This is a thinner version of rice noodles, made with rice flour. It is usually eaten as a part of a salad or a soup.
2. Soba Noodles
Buckwheat noodles rich in protein, fibre and minerals. They are generally used in vegetable soups.
3. Ramen Noodles
A popular type of noodle that is used worldwide and comes in various options of fish, chicken, meat chunks or vegetables along with aromatic herbs.
4. Udon Noodles
These are made of wheat flour and are soft and chewy noodles used in many Japanese recipes. They absorb strong-flavoured ingredients and dishes. They are healthy noodles, so that’s a huge plus in our books!
5. Egg Noodles
Egg noodles are a common type of noodle variety made with eggs, wheat, and water. They are available in a variety of shapes namely thick, thin, dried, flat, or round.
6. Shirataki Noodles
They have a rubbery feel to them. These noodles are famous for their health benefits. These noodles have zero calories and are created using the konjac yam plant.
7. Somen Noodles
They are another type of wheat flour noodle variety that is 1mm in diameter and are served both warm and cold. These noodles are also a type of vermicelli noodles.
8. Harusame Noodles
If you are someone who enjoys long, lengthy neverending noodles, then this one is for you. They’re as thin as your hair and really delicious!
Now that we’ve crossed the first barrier, of basically trying to select the type of noodle to pick, let us jump straight into the recipes, shall we?
Here are a few of the best noodle recipes which you must make a note of:
1. Desi Chapati Noodles
This noodle recipe is made with a special type of noodle - from leftover chapatis! This is what makes these noodles super healthy! It is made using the OG noodle ingredients that are otherwise also used while cooking regular noodles.
Desi Chapati Noodles are very popular amongst kids and make it for the perfect snack-time meal. The cooking time is just about 5 minutes and can be easily prepared at home with lots of veggies as you like it.
2. Green Noodles
Green noodles are a whole wheat noodle variety that are tossed in spinach puree. Spinach has a lot of nutritional benefits like high iron, and it also becomes more nutritious when cooked, keping aside how delicious it is. Cooking spinach makes it easy to be absorbed by our bodies. These green noodles are easy to make at home, are finger-licking good, as well as highly nutritious. Green noodles can be used as a snack for the evening or even for dinner.
3. Smoky Tandoori Noodles Recipe
Smoky tandoori noodles are aromatic and flavourful. These noodles are different from the regular Chinese noodles.
We all know how Indian cuisine is popular, especially if it is tandoori food. From the humble yet delicious tandoori chicken, to the tandoori naan that accompanies it, tandoori paneer for the vegetarians and so on - it’s become iconic for the alag swad (unique taste) that it carries with it.
The concept of tandoori food lies in cooking the food in a special oven called the tandoor. The blend of smoky tandoori food in the noodles makes stand out for what it is - a twist on the old style, a magical twist that is now very popular.
4. Veg Hakka Noodles
If you do not eat non-vegetarian food at all, then these easy vegetarian hakka noodles are something you cannot miss cooking at home. Hakka noodles are easy to make and always a hit, no matter the age.
Hakka noodles can be made with all the ingredients at home.
Khow suey is the traditional Burmese type of noodle broth. It is a combination of coconut milk curry and simple ingredients like fried garlic, fried onions, green chillies etc. along with the noodles.
Khow suey is popularly known as noodle broth wherever you go, and is a comforting bowl of food you cannot say no to.
Khow suey is made with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Non-veg options include chicken, seafood, shrimp or beef.