Nov 24, 2011

Perfect Vegetable Noodles / How to Cook Instant Noodles with Lots of Veggies – Lunch Box Ideas

If it is cold outside and winter showed its complete face, I love to bundle up with a bowl full of hot noodles and a fork. Many times it will be instant 2 mins noodles.. My favorite noodles is Maggi and Top Ramen Curry noodles. My sisters favorite is a new brand called Yippee..

One of my friend told me that she cannot cook a instant noodles properly and she really felt a lot. I want to show her the proper way to cook it. So this post is for her.

This is great as lunch for your little kids, since there is lots of veggies added in this. I will always rinse my noodles well in cold water to prevent it being sticky and later I heard that you should rinse noodles for lots of health reason through facebook. 

I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 2 in the theme Winter Special.. Hope you love it..


Instant Noodles of your Choice
Vegetables of your choice – 2 cups (I used carrot,capsicum,peas,tomato and potato)
Spices of your choice – 1 tsp each ( I used turmeric,garam masala,coriander,cumin,salt)
Soy Sauce – to taste
Saunf / Fennel Seeds / Sombu -1 tsp
Spice Packet included in the noodles
Water to cook noodles and to cook veggies
Oil – 2 tblspn


Boil lots of water in a sauce pan. Add noodles packet in that water and cook exactly till the time given in the packet. Drain it in a colander and rinse well with lots of water, This removes the excess starch from the noodles. Now drizzle a tblspn of oil and toss well so that the noodles don’t stick with each other.

Heat 1 tblspn of oil in a kadai and add fennel seeds in this. Now add all vegetables in this and sauté for 5 mins. Add a splash of water and cover the kadai and simmer for 10-15 mins untill the veggies are cooked.

Now add all the spice powder and the masala packet which is inside the noodles and mix well.This mixture should have a little water in this so that it coats all noodles strands.

Add some soy sauce in this and mix well.Immediately add the noodles in this and toss well.

Cook for 2 mins and serve hot in a bowl with a fork.

Take all ingrediants you need
Use ur favorite instant noodles..I used Yippee
You can use your favorite veggies..I used Carrot, Capsicum, Tomatoes, Potato, Peas
Take your favorite spices... I used Turmeric, Garam masala, Cumin, Coriander and some salt
Open up your noodles
and take the masala packet and open it in a bowl
First cook noodles..Boil lots of water

add noodles in and cook for 2- 3 mins.Refer packet instructions..

Drain it and wash it with cold water and drizzle some oil in it.
Heat oil in a kadai

add fennel seeds

add veggies

saute for 5 mins

add a splash of water

cover and cook

untill veggies are cooked

add spice powders

and the noodles masala powder

add some soy sauce

if the mixture is dry add some water

Now add noodles

and toss well

I know you will love this

Awesome right..


faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

superb dear.......

Francesca said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy yummy, you're making me hungry. My daughter loves noodles, I placed this recipe in my favorites so I can make them for my daughter for lunch to take to work. Greetings from a Sicilian in Rome.

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Who doesn't love maggi?? and with veggies this makes a complete bowl of delight

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Amelia's De-ssert said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarhti, your instant noodles look so good and tempting. Thanks for sharing, have a nice day.

vidhas said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy noodles with lots of vegetables. kids will love this lunch.

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

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The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and easy

Prabhamani said... Best Blogger Tips

Woww...yum yum!!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said... Best Blogger Tips

Same as you, I love to add lot of vegetables with instant noodles. Quick and easy :)

srikars kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice clicks... looks yummy & perfect..

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Instant noodles with veggies is a perfect bf for busy mornings :)

vaishali sabnani said... Best Blogger Tips

these look grt...healthy too....

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Cooks said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious. Perfect for lunchbox.

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy yummy noodles,feel like grabbing the bowl.

Cool Lassi(e) said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite childhood food!

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

nice idea... you have given a healthier twist to instant noodles by adding vegetables...

Vatsala. said... Best Blogger Tips

This is excatly how I make the noodles except the fennel seeds.

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Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

Truly awesome. Ur step by step pics make it even more awesome! :)


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is how I too prepare my noodles too..i add a few drops of lime juice to boiling before adding the noodle...looks really yummy pa...

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Turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for visiting my blog - u have a nice space here, looking fwd to visiting more often

Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

My kids love noodles .. yummy.

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Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Maggie Maggie...That's an evergreen in my house..Loved your method of preparation...very healthy

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Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply inviting and definitely comforting..

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

nothing to beat instant noodles and warm soup during winters.. do link this up to my GFF dear !

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Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Addition of veggies makes it drool worthy....

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Now this is something my kids will love!..

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

This used to be our dinner in the hostel on Sundays.

Yummy can still eat this

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PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

We just had veggie noodles for dinner.Now I don't mind another one :)

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

That is a great pictorial!!!

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

i too like maggi with more vegs n with all Indian spices..this looks so yummy n tempting!!

saffronstreaks said... Best Blogger Tips

maggi and veggies are perfect,,any time bring it on

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Love those spicy noodles.

Slack said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow Aarthi... You have really put a lot of effort into ur blog and it has really paid off... The end result being a helping hand to society... Awesome illustrations and beautiful instructions... Makes things a lot easier... Keep it up =] ... And thanx

mukta said... Best Blogger Tips

Me too getting tempted to eat, just i had dum aloo though :-)

RENU said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks a lot...formthis looks yummy....

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello nice one

madiha zehra said... Best Blogger Tips

My kids love noodles....yummmmmy

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can we make it without using the spice powder given with the packet

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can skip that powder

Vignesh Radhakrishnan said... Best Blogger Tips

Turned out fantastic. I did make some tweaks. Thanks for sharing it :)