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Chinese Vermicelli Noodles

DSC_0304A very basic yet flavorful vermicelli rice noodle recipe. With this base, you can try a variety of different flavors of your choice.

For instance, you could omit the hoisin sauce and keep it simple. Also add a tbsp of  curry powder to it to make a Singaporean version of vermicelli noodles. You could also add chicken or shrimp in place of pork or a mixture of proteins to get a mixed version. Add different vegetables of your choice.


Onion – 1 (sliced)

Green onion –half a bunch (chopped)

Chinese Cabbage – a small pc (sliced)

Carrot – 2 (shredded)

Garlic – 5 cloves (sliced)

Pork – 200 gms (sliced thin and small)

Eggs – 3

Vermicelli Noodles – 1/2 pkt

Soy sauce – 4 tbsp

Hoisin sauce – 2 tbsp

Sesame Oil – 1 tbsp

White pepper – 1 tsp

Salt – to taste



  • Soak the dried noodles as per package instructions. Shake the noodles to separate the noodle strands and then strain in a colander.


  • Heat oil in a pan, add 2 tsp oil and scramble the eggs. Remove and set aside. 


  • In the same pan, add 2 tbsp of oil, add the pork, 1-2 tsp of soy sauce and stir fry for about 5 minutes till tender. Remove and set aside. DSC_0279DSC_0280
  • Add 2 tbsp of oil and saute garlic and onion till golden in color.DSC_0291
  •  Add cabbage, carrot, bok choy and spring onion. Stir till vegetables are soft. DSC_0296
  • Add the soy sauce, hoisin sauce and sesame oil. DSC_0298
  • You can optionally add a chicken bouillon cube to taste.
  • Add in the scrambled eggs, spring onion, noodles and ground white pepper and salt to taste.DSC_0299DSC_0300
  • Toss the noodles to evenly mix in with the vegetables. DSC_0301

Vegetarian Fried Rice

veg fried riceFried rice is one of the main dishes in Indo Chinese food. This dish is very adaptable as its a very basic vegetarian recipe You could add more veggies of your choice. Add cooked and shredded chicken, meat or prawns to it for a non vegetarian option. You can add scrambled eggs to it make egg fried rice. Add some fried paneer to make paneer fried rice. Add chicken, prawns and eggs to make mixed fried rice.

Hope you enjoy!


Cooked Basmati Rice – 4 to 5 cups

Oil – 2 tbsp

Onion – 1(sliced)

Ginger – 1 tbsp (chopped)

Garlic – 1 tbsp (chopped)

Green bell peppers / Capsicum – 1 (chopped)

Celery – 2 sticks (cut thin and long)

Carrots – 2 (small cubes)

Green beans – 7 to 8 (chopped)

Cabbage – 1 small pc (cut thin and long)

Green Onion/ Spring Onion – 1 bunch

Soy Sauce – 2 tbsp

Rice vinegar or White vinegar – 1 tsp

White pepper pw – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1 tsp (add more/less according to taste)


  • Heat oil in a pan on medium- high heat, saute ginger and garlic in a few seconds.
  • Saute onion, celery and spring onion for 30 seconds.
  • Add carrots and beans and mix well. Add salt, cover and cook for a minute.
  • Add cabbage and bell pepper. Mix well. Cover and cook for couple minutes.
  • Add the cooked rice to it and mix well.
  • Add soy sauce, vinegar and white pepper pw and stir fry on high heat for couple minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Chilly Paneer

chilli-paneerIndo Chinese food is very popular in India. Its an Indian version of Chinese food. A popular dish that you get in Indo- Chinese restaurants is Chilly paneer.

Saucy and yummy! Its so easy to prepare. Try and enjoy!


Paneer – 400 gms

Oil – 4 tbsp

Onion – 1(cubed)

Ginger – 1 inch (chopped)

Garlic – 6 cloves (chopped)

Bell peppers / Capsicum – 3 (different colors) – cubed

Green chillies – 3 to 4 (mild hot) , 5 to 6 (moderately hot)

Green Onion/ Spring Onion – 1 bunch

Cornstarch – 4 tbsp

Soy Sauce – 2 tbsp

Ketchup – 2 tbsp

Green chilly sauce – 1 tbsp

Red Chilly paste – 1/2 tsp

Sugar – 1 tbsp


  • Prepare the batter – In a bowl, add cornstarch, chilly paste, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, salt- 1/2 tsp. Add water and mix well to make a smooth paste.
  • Add the paneer to it and coat well.


  • Heat oil in a pan on medium – high heat and fry the marinated paneer in it.
  • Transfer onto a plate lined with paper towels to soak the excess oil and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan on medium high heat, add ginger and garlic and fry till it turns golden in color.
  • Add the onions, green chillies and the bell peppers together and stir fry for a minute.
  • Mix the soy sauce, ketchup and green chilly sauce together in a bowl.
  • Add to the above stir fry mix. Mix well.
  • Add the fried paneer and 1 tsp cornstarch mixed with a bit of water to the pan. Mix well.
  • Add 1/4 cup water to it and stir fry for couple more minutes.
  • Enjoy ! It pairs very well with fried rice but tasty with plain rice as well.