Basket Noodles with Vibrant Vegetables and Crispy Chicken – FF 53 and Superbowl Sunday

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Week 1 of Fiesta Fridays First Annual party was a huge rocking success. There were many new enthusiastic guests who popped in besides the fiesta regulars.Every one was received with equal warmth by the gracious hosts . No wonder why people rush to The Novice Gardeners’ in flocks and droves.

Congratulations to the awesome host Angie @ The Novice Gardener and her super duper co-hosts Hilda @Along The Grapevine and Julianna @Foodie On Board for successfully completing the first course of the fiesta.

Week 2 happens to be the ‘Dessert and Main Course’ round. This week’s fiesta will be co-hosted by my very dear friends Nancy @Feasting With Friends and Selma @Selma’s Table who are all going to make sure that you have a rollicking time at the party.

While I am busy with the fiesta, my kids are already excited about the Super bowl. And that means making lots of goodies and munchies for the weekend. but right now I am making Chinese basket Noodles with seasonal veggies and chicken. The vegetarians can leave the chicken and still make the dish. It tastes just as good. Since the baskets can get soggy, I am carrying them separately and spoon in the vegetables only when I am about to serve.

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Basket Noodles with Vegetables and Chicken


 

What you need for 4 noodle baskets:

  • 2 packets chinese noodles
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Boil the noodles in a big pot of salted water till al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop further cooking. Add a tablespoon oil and toss so that the noodles don’t stick. Now spread them on a clean kitchen towel.

Heat oil in a wok. Place a portion of the noodles in a sieve/strainer to make a basket, along the mesh of the sieve.Place another sieve on top to hold the noodles in place. Put in hot oil and deep fry till golden brown in color. Remove from the sieve and keep aside on a paper towel. Basket is ready for use.

 

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For the Vegetable Filling:

  • 1 large carrot cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 5-6 baby corns cut in half
  • 5-6 button mushrooms halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 a head of bok choy/chinese cabbage
  • 1 big onion quartered and layers separated
  • 2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 2 -3 tbsp. chilli oil
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 4 dry red chillies
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp. cornflour powder made into paste with water
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste

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For the crispy chicken:

  • 12 chicken tenders(2 to 3 inch strips)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 4 tsp. cornflour
  • 2 tsp. flour

Mix all and deep fry. Keep separately.

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Method for vegetable filling:

  1. Heat chilli oil in a wok ( I didn’t have chilli oil. So, I just sauteed a couple of red chillies in the oil and left them in the oil for two hours. then discarded the chillies and used the oil).
  2. Saute red chillies,onion,ginger garlic paste, carrots, mushrooms, baby corn and peppers.
  3. Add salt, sugar, soy sauce and stock.
  4. Add the thickly chopped bok choy.
  5. Add the cornstarch and simmer for a couple of minutes.Add some more stock or water if needed.
  6. Don’t overcook.The vegetables have to be crispy.
  7. Serve hot on the noodle basket.
  8. Remember to put the vegetables in the basket just before you serve. Otherwise the basket may turn soggy.
  9. Top with chicken tenders to those who want a chicken version.
  10. Enjoy with friends and family…

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49 Comments Add yours

  1. fazal says:

    Very innovative ideas
    Children will enjoy munching

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  2. Dana Fashina says:

    Oh my gaaaah!!
    What a great idea!!
    Love this! Everything about it. And go Pats 😀

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dearie 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      thank you 🙂

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  3. I love the idea of the noodle basket!

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah the kids get excited ☺

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  4. These look delicious, I love that noodle basket!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Michelle ☺It’s not difficult to make at all.

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  5. Nancy says:

    Noodle Basket?!? WOW! Love these, skd. 🙂 The veggies you filled the baskets with are indeed vibrant…and beautiful. These baskets look fun, healthy and (most importantly) delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe/procedure with all of us celebrating the anniversary party at Fiesta Friday! ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for your kind words Nancy ☺You are an awesome host.Love the FF even more when you’re co hosting it.

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  6. kimjoyh says:

    A noodle basket!! What a cute idea 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      ☺Thank you dear

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  7. Lety C says:

    This looks beautiful and very tasty!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Lety☺

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    2. skd says:

      Some thing similar to the potato baskets you baked for super bowl☺👍

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  8. Love the idea and it looks very tasty too 🙂 Happy FF 😉

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Linda ☺It tasted very good.Crispy basket and a delicious filling

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  9. Sandhya says:

    I wish I was watching Superbowl at your house:) love the noodle baskets! The pictures are so amazing that I feel if I reach in I can grab one of those yummy baskets!

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    1. skd says:

      Aww… I wish so too Sandhya ☺What fun it would be. And I wish there was a way to beam food over the Internet. We could exchange our dishes. Yummmmy….

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      1. Sandhya says:

        Oh that would be so much fun! I would have my list ready for beaming food over from your amazing blog!

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      2. skd says:

        Me too haha! I would first want your fish over. Cant help taking my eyes off.Even my daughter is so wowed by it☺

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  10. kunstkitchen says:

    wow! What a beautiful meal. Looks terrific.

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  11. Love the basket made of noodles and especially what goes in it. Great recipe 🙂

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  12. andy says:

    superb idea ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Andy☺

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    2. skd says:

      Thanks Andy ☺

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  13. What an innovative dish! I can imagine the crunch as you bite thru that noodle basket! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear☺It really turns out delicious

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  14. Loretta says:

    How creative, I’ll bet these were a great hit at the Fiesta and will be for Superbowl Sunday today. The ingredients and the flavored veggies look so bright and colorful. Great job!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Loretta ☺It was just as fun making it.

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  15. Jhuls says:

    Wow! What a beautiful noodle basket – crunchy and yummy. 😀 Happy FF.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺ Happy FF to you too

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  16. How cool is this? I haven’t seen basket noodles before but this looks so fun!

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    1. skd says:

      The process of making it is exciting too. And we can prepare the baskets and store them in an air tight container till use.

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  17. How cute! What a great idea!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Sarah☺

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  18. Hilda says:

    Those baskets look like so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Yummo!

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  20. I love this idea, so neat!!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much ☺

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  21. petra08 says:

    What a lovely dish. I love noodles and this looks so yummy and festive 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Petra ☺It is a small twist on the crispy noodles traditionally served.

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  22. HotDish says:

    This is such a fun recipe!

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    1. skd says:

      Yeah true ☺I enjoyed making it

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