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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Spicy Pasta Thai Style

Today was a holiday and I played kitchen queen. Being busy with job and business school, I cherish every holiday that is sent my way. It just happened that mom had a plan to visit some relatives in the morning, which meant that the kitchen was all mine. It was one of those rare times when I was left alone to my devices in the kitchen without any interference or advice on how should I be going about my way. Don't you just like the feeling of queening over the kitchen?

I decided on making some desi style chinese food. So I made some vegetable fried rice, chicken soup, and some pasta. Dessert is a must in my household, but after all this effort, I found it tiresome to make some from scratch so I made some instant pudding.

I am kind of bored with the typical stir fried vegetable desi chinese style noodels/ spaghetti/ macarooni/ pasta ,therefore I made some pasta inspired by thai food. The recipe I used is an adaptation of Spicy Thai Noodles.

I would omit the green onions next time I make these, because I don't like the strong after taste of green onions.


Recipe:

Ingredients:

1 packet (400 gm) pasta (any shape) 
3 tbsp oil
1 tsp red chilli flakes
4 - 5 tbsp soya sauce
4 - 5 tbsp honey
Salt, to taste
Red chilli powder, optional
3 - 4 dry red chillies, optional
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
1/4 cup carrot, cut into thin strips and boiled for 1 minute
3 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
2 tbsp sesame seeds, roasted

Method:

Boil pasts according to directions. Set aside. 

Heat oil and red chilli flakes for a couple of minutes over medium heat. Don't let the red chilli flakes burn. Strain the oil to remove red chilli flakes, and reserve the oil. Add soya sauce and honey in the oil and mix. 

Pour the sauce in a pot, add the boiled pasta, and place it on a medium flame. Add the green onions, shredded carrots, and the cilantro. Toss lightly. Add some salt and mix. Taste. If it is not hot enough you can add some red chilli powder. Or you can break some dried red chillies and add the seeds. ( I did both :D )

Sprinkle the sesame seeds and toss the pasta around. Dish out in a platter. Serve warm. Happy cooking!!!

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