Jan 23, 2007

Vegetable Noodles for the Indian Republic Day

Jan 26, 1950 is a great day for Indian History. Its the day India went Republic and the constitution of India came into effect. My fellow blogger, Pooja with Creative Ideas has announced a Orange ,White & Green Theme of the week to commemorate the occasion. This is my contribution to the event.

Vegetable Noodles
Vegetable Noodles

When I read about the event, I was very enthusiastic and started searching all archives for photos with the Tiranga Theme. I found a couple of Interesting ones.

Bantwal Car Festival
Bramha Ratotsava at Sri Tirumala Venkataramana Swami Temple, Bantwal

This picture was captured a few years back in Bantwal, a small town on the coastal Karnataka near Mangalore. The annual car festiavl of Sri Tirumala Venkatramana Swami is an auspicious festival. The dome or the mukut of the Rath is decorated with Orange, White and Green flags. Orange Marigold, White Jasmine and Green Plantains adorn the body of the rath.

Baseball match
Baseball match at LA Dodgers Stadium

Have you ever been to a baseball match at the LA Dodgers stadium? This is how it looks. Do u see the Orange Score board, Blue and white advertisements and the lush green grass? Don't you agree with me that its been influenced by our Tiranga?

Universal Studios
Universal Studios at Hollywood

Orange, white, green dominate the huge board of Universal Studios. Some influence of Bollywood over the Hollywood eh?

Hungry? After visiting the car festival, Stadium and the Universal Studios? Lets cook something with orange, white and green veggies. Last week my friend Manisha and Me and a cooking together day and it was so much fun. We made noodles, fried rice and stir fry vegetables with a Chinese theme. Here is a quick and easy veggie noodles. Will post the other recipes later this week.

To make a Tiranga Veggie Noodles you need

2 carrots, Orange
few bean sprouts, white
6 button mushrooms, optional, white
1 green bell pepper or capsicum, green
4 green onions, green
1 lb Asian noodles
8-10 cloves garlic
soy sauce
2 tsp oil
dash of pepper

Chop carrots and bell pepper into thin long strips. Chop green onions, mushrooms. Wash and rinse mung bean sprouts. Finely chop garlic.

Bring a pot full of water to boil, add noodles, cook till tender. Drain and add a tsp of oil so that they don't stick to each other. Shake well and set aside.

Heat oil in a wok, Sauté garlic, add green onions, carrots, bell peppers in the same order, stirring each time. When they are half wilted add mushrooms and keep stirring till all the vegetables are well cooked. Add little salt and a dash of pepper. Add the noodles little at a time and mix well. Add soy sauce and mix thoroughly.

Vegetable Noodles
Vegetable Noodles

Serve with chili garlic sauce for an extra zing.


Anonymous said...

The noodles look yummy, Manjula! Love the way you've brught the colors in. Nice collection of orange/green/white pix for the event.

Pooja said...

Hi Manjula,
this is a nice entry with all 3 colors in it . als onoodles looks yummy ! you can also sent other pic(like the one you have here, as this weke its not limited to recipes only ) of any type having 3 colors in it to participate with theme of the week.

Asha said...

Hi Manjula,great entry! Lot of Orange,white and green pics!:))

Aruna said...

Hey Noodles look yummy. I havent tried the flat kind of noodles you have posted. Feel like eating them right away. Nice presentation too on rathothsava, match and Universal studios.

jacob said...

that's very creative, and looks very very yummy!

Sia said...

very colourful manjula... loved ur recipe

Anonymous said...

Vegetable Noodles are practical and good choice.. Your choice of Button Mushrooms are good too. Nice photographs.

-- Rice Kolukattai

Asha said...

Hey Manju! I forgot to tell you.My dad was judge in Bantwal for two yrs when I was around 11-12yrs old,we lived in the Judge's quarters behind the court next to Sub-jail!!:))I went to 6th and 7th std in Modancop(hope that's how you spell it)at Infant Jesus Primary school!
All the memories came back looking at Car festival picture.Thanks sweetie!:))

Manjula said...

Hi Vani, Pooja, Aruna, Jacob, Sia, Kolukattai,
Glad that you liked my pictures and recipe with the colors of India.

Hey buddy, nice to know that you are from Bantwal. My in-laws are from Bantwal, I am from Puttur. My MIL might know your family!

Unknown said...

Hi Manjula,
I have been wanting to prepare this type of dish for long time, your dish looks lovely . Thanks for the recipe :)