Sesame Soba Noodles with Veggies
Alternative grains or pseudocereals are gaining popularity in this age where people are more prone to consume guilt free food with maximum nutrients. Buckwheat as a grain is low in fat content whereas contrary to most grains high in protein content, great for weight watchers. Though it isn’t low in carbohydrates content, but is rich in minerals and is completely gluten-free.
Soba Noodles, the traditional Japanese noodles is made with buckwheat. Buckwheat has a nutty flavour and dark colour than other grains giving a different appeal to your taste buds.
Cooking Soba Noodles for the very first time, I was sceptical. But it turned out to be so different due to the crunchy sesame seeds and the nutty flavour of buckwheat itself. You don’t need many ingredients to prepare this recipe, but some basic sauces and some cider.
- Buckwheat Noodles: 180 grams
- Chopped Onion: 2 large
- Chopped Garlic: 5-6 pods
- Veggies: Cabbage, Bellpepper, Tomato, Chillies
- Chopped Coriander: A sprig
- Toasted Sesame Seeds: 3-4 tbs
- Crushed Black Pepper: 1 tbs
- Oil (Olive/Sesame): 3-4 tbs
For the sauce:
- Dark Soy Sauce: 2tbs
- Tomato Chilly Sauce: 2 tbs
- Garlic Paste: 1tbs
- Apple Cider Vinegar: 1 tbs
- Lemon Juice: 1/2 tbs
- Honey: 2 tbs
- Sesame: 1tbs
- Sesame Oil: 1 tbs
- Boil the noodles for 2-3 minutes in hot water with salt and oil. Transfer in a bowl and keep it above ice bath to avoid stickyness.
- Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic and fry till light brown, add onions and all other chopped veggies. Fry for 2 minutes and add the noodles.
- Add the sauce concoction and mix everything together with light hands. Add chopped coriander and toasted sesame seeds.
Quite a versatile recipe, where you can mix and match the veggies as per your choice. I served it along side some sweet and sour Honey Chilly Potatoes, you can serve it as it is or with grilled chicken as well.
The seasonings and herbs play a major role, and yes don’t overcook your veggies. The veggies should have a crunchy texture, and the toasted sesame only adds to it.
Happy Sunday! 😊 Hope you all enjoy the recipe!
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