How to cook Non Sticky Noodles (Method to Boil noodles)

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How to cook noodles – method to cook perfect non sticky noodles for stir fries or for preparing veg noodles.

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From a long time this post was due. I wanted to share the way I prepare non sticky noodles while making Veg noodles or any noodle stir fried dish. A few tricks and you get perfect non sticky noodles which are not lumpy or sticky.

You can use any noodles while cooking noodles. It can be made from whole wheat flour or all purpose flour. Usually noodles are cooked al dente, but for some recipes I prefer to cook them till they are softened, since I do not cook them further after mixing with veggies.

The method listed here will give you non sticky noodles that can be used in any noodle recipes like Hakka noodles, Schezwan noodles, Chow mein and Chilli garlic noodles.

Some Indo Chinese recipes are made with fried noodles as one of the main ingredients. E.g Chinese bhel and American chopsuey. for such recipes you can check this detailed Recipe post on how to fry noodles.

Stepwise method for making non sticky boiled noodles

1. Heat 5 to 6 cups water in a pan.

water for cooking noodles

2. Bring the water to a boil.

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3. then add ½ teaspoon salt.

salt for cooking noodles

4. Next add ½ teaspoon oil. Mix well.

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5. Then add 150 grams noodles.

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6. Boil the noodles on medium to high flame till they are cooked well.

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7. Check the doneness of noodles by pressing a few noodles or tasting them. They should be softened. You can even cook the noodles till al dente if you plan to stir fry the noodles for some more minutes later. For an al dente texture, there will be a slight bite in the cooked noodles. Do note that not to over cook the noodles. They will end up becoming sticky and lumpy.

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8. Once the noodles are cooked well, drain them in a colander or sieve.

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9. Then rinse the noodles in fresh water which is at room temperature. This method removes the starch and stops the cooking process.

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10. Drain & keep aside the noodles. If you want you can even drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil and mix it gently with the noodles.

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11. Let the noodles cool down at room temperature. then you can use them in any recipe like veg noodles, hakka noodles, schezwan noodles, veg chowmein, chilli garlic noodles and mushroom noodles.

how to cook noodles

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non sticky boiled noodles recipe

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4.67 from 3 votes
Method to make non sticky boiled noodles that can be used in any stir fry or noodle recipe. 
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Cuisine Indo Chinese, World
Course: Main Course

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 150 grams noodles
  • 1.25 litres water or 5 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon oil for cooking noodles
  • ½ teaspoon salt for cooking noodles
  • some water for rinsing noodles

Instructions

  • Heat 5 to 6 cups water in a pan.
  • When the water comes to a boil, add salt.
  • Next add oil. Mix well.
  • Then add the noodles.
  • Boil till the noodles are cooked well.
  • Check the doneness of noodles by pressing a few noodles or tasting them. They should be softened. 
  • You can even cook the noodles till al dente if you plan to stir fry the noodles for some more minutes later. For an al dente texture, there will be a slight bite in the cooked noodles.
  • Once the noodles are cooked well, drain them in a colander or sieve.
  • Then rinse the noodles in fresh water.
  • Drain & keep aside the noodles. If you want you can even drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoon oil and mix it gently with the noodles.
  • Let the noodles cool down at room temperature. Then you can use them in any recipe like veg noodles or veg hakka noodles or mushroom noodles.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
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Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 392mg17%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 3mg15%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Calcium 20mg2%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 29µg7%
Iron 2mg11%
Magnesium 72mg18%
Phosphorus 129mg13%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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3 Comments

  1. i think you should mention fresh cold water to wash the noodles. it may be obvious but good to call it out.

    1. sagar, its water at room temperature that i use and not cold water. but as you suggest, i should mention the temperature. thanks.