No, its not halloween and this is not one of Dr.Seuss’s recipes 🙂 Its just pasta with some stir fried green veggies and a simple green chutney.
- I am using angel hair pasta. Any pasta , noodles or vermicelli will do. Cook the pasta according to box instructions.
- To make the green chutney you will need a bunch of mint leaves and a bunch of cilantro. If you get cilantro with thin stems, use the stems too as they are packed with flavor.
- You will also need green chillies and ginger.
- Heat oil in a pan and saute the green chillies and ginger and then saute the mint and cilantro.
- Allow them to cool for a couple of minutes and then grind them to a chutney. Add little water if needed.
- For the stir fry I am using green peppers and green peas. I also have one jalapeno, seeds removed and thinly sliced.
- Heat oil in the pan and saute the veggies.
- Add the pasta to the pan for a quick saute.
- Add the green chutney and mix well.
- Keep mixing until every angel hair has its good share of the chutney.
Sprinkle some parmesan if you wish. (This is a very simple recipe with the basic green chutney. The chutney is multi purpose, it can be used in sandwiches, wraps or even as salad dressing.)
Fresh flavors, bright colors …spring is here 🙂
Cook the rice noodles according to box instructions. Thin noodles just require soaking in boiling water. Thicker noodles may require 5-6 mins cooking .
cut all the veggies in thin strips. mince garlic and ginger.
For the sauce :
soy sauce – 2tbsp
red chilli garlic sauce – 3 tsp
green chilli sauce – 2 tsp
rice wine vinegar – 1 tsp (optional)
brown sugar – 1tbsp
Mix them all together, and if you taste it now, you will be thrown off by the intensity of the sauce, but whe we mix with the noodles it will be perfect.
Cut some paneer in thin strips and shallow fry them. You can replace with Tofu or scrambled eggs.
Now for the easy part, heat 2 tbsp. of oil in a wok and sauté chillies, minced garlic and ginger.
Saute the onions…
Add the carrots and green beans.
Now add cabbage.
Finally add all the colored peppers… (when you add veggies in this order, it is easier to maintain their crispiness).
The sauce goes in….
Mix well with the veggies.
Now ad the noodles , make sure the heat is ‘high’.
Gently toss the noodles to mix with the sauce and veggies.
Turn off the heat add the fried paneer and some chopped cilantro.
Grab a fork and say “hello, spring…. ” 🙂