chilli garlic noodles recipe
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garlic noodles

easy to prepare chinese chilli garlic noodles.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: chinese, world
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


for cooking noodles

  • 150 grams noodles or 5 cups cooked noodles or 2 noodle packets each of 75 grams
  • 3.5 to 4 cups water

other ingredients for garlic noodles

  • 3 tablespoon regular sesame oil or toasted sesame oil
  • 2 to 3 dry red chilies (sookhi lal mirch) - broken and deseeded
  • 1/3 cup spring onion whites, chopped or 1/3 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic or 5 to 6 large garlic (lahsun), finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or add as required
  • 2 teaspoon red chili sauce or red chili paste or add as required
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or rice wine or ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon sugar, add as required and per taste (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon chopped spring onion greens
  • salt as required


cooking noodles to make garlic noodles

  • in a pan or wok heat 3.5 to 4 cups water.
  • when the water comes to a boil, add 150 grams noodles.
  • cook the noodles as per the instructions on the pack or till they are completely cooked.
  • drain them in a colander and rinse with water. rinsing with water stops the cooking process. strain them well and keep aside.
  • when the noodles are cooking, you can prep the other ingredients - finely chop 5 to 6 large garlic and 1 medium spring onion, and a small tiny piece of celery. also break the chilies and remove the seeds. keep aside.

making garlic noodles

  • heat 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil in a wok or kadai. keep the flame to medium and add 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic and the dry red chilies. stir fry for a few seconds. no need to brown the garlic.
  • then add the chopped spring onions and chopped celery. celery is optional and if you do not have it, then skip.
  • stir fry on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
  • then add the sauces one by one - 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tsp red chili sauce or red chili paste or add as required. also add 1 tsp rice vinegar or rice wine or ½ tsp white vinegar. stir well.
  • add salt and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp sugar. add less salt as the sauce already have salt in them. stir again. then add the noodles.
  • on a medium flame, mix and stir so that the sauce coats the noodles very well. do a taste test. add more salt or the sauces as required. 
  • you can decrease or increase the quantity of the sauces as per your taste. you can also add black pepper or white pepper. switch off the flame.
  • finally add the spring onions greens.
  • mix and serve chilli garlic noodles accompanied with veg manchurian, mushroom manchurian, cauliflower manchurian or sweet and sour vegetable. 
  • while serving garlic noodles you can also sprinkle some red chili flakes on the noodles.