Hakka Noodles (With Veggies + Vegan)

Hakka Noodles recipe with step by step photos. Hakka noodles is a popular Indo Chinese dish that one can get in most restaurants in India and in the roadside Chinese street food joints. A vegan recipe.

This hakka noodles recipe taste delicious and will have you craving for more.

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hakka noodles recipe

Hakka noodles is not only popular with kids, but also with grownups. You can add veggies of your choice.

In this recipe I have used mushrooms, carrots and french beans. I forgot to add bell pepper (capsicum) and remembered when the noodles were half done. You can also add finely shredded cabbage.

Tips to make tasty hakka noodles

  • The veggies added to hakka noodles have to really chopped fine or cut into julienne or grated as all the stir frying is done at a high heat.
  • Make sure to use a wok or kadai or a pan with handles, so that you keep on moving the pan when tossing and stir frying the noodles.
  • To get an authentic Chinese like taste, I recommend three ingredients – toasted sesame oil, celery and rice vinegar or rice wine. adding these ingredients makes a lot of difference to the final dish.
  • Celery is not available everywhere in India. So if you do not have celery, then just skip it.
  • Also instead of rice vinegar add white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.
  • Instead of toasted sesame oil, use sunflower oil or any other oil.
  • Also try to use naturally fermented soy sauce as it gives a lovely fermented taste and flavor to the noodles.

Many readers ask me what is celery and where to get it. Celery is a herb that is easily available in most super stores and super markets in the Indian metros.

You can also grow celery in a pot. Either buy the plant from a nursery or plant the seeds. The best way is to chop the celery from its base and plant the base in the soil. Here is a shrub of celery from my balcony herb garden.

celery shrub for hakka noodles recipe

Rice vinegar is also easily available in most major Indian cities. I started using both rice vinegar and rice wine recently while making Chinese food and felt that they give a distinct flavor and aroma to the recipe.

Hakka Noodles can be served plain or with an Indo Chinese saucy dish like manchurian.

How to make hakka noodles

1. First finely chop all the veggies and keep aside.

veggies for veg hakka noodles recipe

2. Boil enough water in a pot or pan with some salt and a few drops of oil.

boil water for veg hakka noodles recipe

3. Add the hakka noodles.

hakka noodles for making veg hakka noodles recipe

4. Cook the hakka noodles according to the package instructions. The noodles have to be cooked till al dente or just about cooked. You can also cook them more if you want.

cooking hakka noodles - making veg hakka noodles recipe

5. Drain cooked noodles in a colander. Then rinse the noodles in running water very well. This method stops the cooking process and removes the starch.

rinse noodles - preparing hakka noodles recipe

6. Add oil.

noodles for preparing hakka noodles recipe

7. toss the noodles well, so that the oil gets coated evenly on the noodles. This method gets rid of stickiness from the noodles.

cooking noodles - making veg hakka noodles recipe

Making hakka noodles

8. Heat oil in a pan or wok. On medium heat, first saute the red chilies and garlic for about a minute.

red chillies garlic for hakka noodles recipe

9. Increase the flame and then add the finely chopped spring onions, french beans. Stir fry on high heat for about 3 minutes.

add french beans - hakka noodles recipe

10. Add the mushrooms, carrots and celery and continue stir frying. If using cabbage and capsicum (bell pepper), you can add at this step.

add carrots - veg hakka noodles recipe

11. Stir fry for about 5 to 6 minutes till the edges of the veggies start to slightly brown. I like the veggies to be cooked more, than what is the norm usually for this recipe. You can cut down on the stir frying time, if you prefer half cooked or more crunchy veggies.

stir fried vegetables for hakka noodles recipe

12. Add soy sauce and stir.

add soy sauce to hakka noodles recipe

13. Add the hakka noodles and keep on tossing and stir-frying the noodles.

add hakka noodles

14. Season with salt and black pepper and rice vinegar or white vinegar or rice wine.

season hakka noodles with salt

15. Toss well again and stir fry for a minute. Switch off the flame and add spring onion greens and mix well. Or you can garnish with spring onions while serving.

garnish - hakka noodles recipe

16. Serve Hakka Noodles as it is or accompanied with an Indo Chinese dish like gobi manchurian or paneer manchurian or chilly mushroom or mushroom manchurian.

veg hakka noodles recipe, hakka noodles recipe

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Hakka Noodles

4.84 from 31 votes
Indo Chinese preparation of vegan hakka noodles.
hakka noodles recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:50 mins
Course:main course
Cuisine:indo chinese
Difficulty Level:Easy
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 200 grams hakka noodles - 1 pack of hakka noodles
  • 3 to 4 small to medium spring onions, finely chopped, reserve a few greens for garnish
  • 1 small to medium carrot, finely chopped or julienned
  • 8 to 10 french beans, finely chopped
  • 4 to 5 button mushrooms finely chopped * check notes
  • 1 small to medium bell pepper - red green or yellow, finely chopped or julienned
  • 1.5 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 to 3 dry red chilies (broken and deseeded) or fresh green chilies (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery
  • ¼ teaspoon rice vinegar or white vinegar or rice wine
  • ½ tablespoon naturally fermented soy sauce or regular soy sauce or add as required
  • ½ tablespoon oil for coating the noodles
  • 2 tablespoons oil for stir frying
  • salt and pepper as required
  • enough water to cook the noodles



  • Heat enough water in a pan with salt and a few drops of oil, till it comes to a boil.
  • Add the hakka noodles and cook according to the package instructions.
  • When the noodles are cooking, rinse and chop all the veggies or you can chop them before you start cooking the noodles.
  • Drain and rinse the noodles in running water, so that the noodles stop cooking.
  • Then add oil and gently mix, so that the oil gets evenly coated on the noodles.
  • Keep the noodles aside.

making hakka noodles

  • Heat oil in a wok or kadai or a pan.
  • On medium heat, first add the dry red chilies and garlic.
  • Saute for a minute, then add the finely chopped spring onions and french beans
  • Increase the flame and stir fry for 3 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms, carrots, bell pepper (capsicum) and celery. 
  • Stir fry all the veggies on a high flame till they start getting slightly browned from the edges. This will take about 5 to 6 mins after adding the carrots.
  • Add soy sauce and stir.
  • Add the hakka noodles and toss it well and stir fry for a minute on high heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Also, add rice vinegar or white vinegar. Continue to toss and cook on a high flame for a minute.
  • Toss the whole mixture well and add the chopped spring onion greens or garnish with spring onions while serving.
  • Serve hakka noodles plain or accompanied with manchurian curry or gobi manchurian or chilli mushroom.


  • * the mushrooms have to be chopped fine, so that they cook quickly on a high heat while stir frying. Since mushrooms are used in this recipe, there is quite some moisture while stir frying the veggies which won't be there if mushrooms are not added. You may have to reduce the time of stir frying if not using mushrooms.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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84 comments/reviews

  1. It is very helpful .
    I really like this.
    Thank you .5 stars

    • welcome and thanks.

  2. Good. Amazing. Loved it!

  3. The best hakka noodles recipe ever. Have made it so many times and have received plentiful praises for the noodles.5 stars

    • thanks for the feedback and rating lopamudra. glad you have liked the hakka noodles recipe.

  4. THank you for this recipe. It was easy, healthy, and delicious!

    • welcome and thanks rekha.

  5. Dassana,

    You inspire me to cook ! I would say you are my cooking mentor. I refer to your recipes most of the times. Thanks so much for putting up this great work…5 stars

    • thank a lot vasu ???? glad to know that the recipes are helping you. happy cooking ????

  6. Hello Mam, i want to know the difference in taste among soya, light soya and dark soya sauce? How these 3 different varities make a difference in dish?

    • meenakshi, the taste is different. light soya sauce is a lighter and milder version of soy sauce. whereas dark soy sauce has obviously more stronger flavor and color. regular soy sauce compared between the two. dark soy sauce is good for marinating. whereas for stir fries, light soy sauce or regular soy sauce works well. taste is different of all three.

  7. Hi….your all recipes works fantastic all time…thanks a ton????????????5 stars

    • Welcome Amruta