Who created the first noodle? The Chinese, Arabs and Italians have all laid claim but the earliest record appears in a book written between AD 25 and 220 in China.
Noodles have been a staple food in many parts of the world for at least 2000 years, but in 2005 the oldest noodles ever found, were discovered inside an overturned sealed bowl buried under three metres of sediment in Qinghai, northwest China. Scientists determined the 4,000 year old, long, thin yellow noodles were made from broomcorn millet and foxtail millet and show a fairly high level of food processing and culinary sophistication.
A noodle includes all varieties from all origins, but wherever they originated, noodles have maintained their popularity over the centuries and owe their longevity to a combination of being relatively cheap yet nutritious and filling, quick to prepare, can be eaten hot or cold, can be stored for years and can be transported easily.
Now coming on to the recipe:
- Noodles - 2 pkts
- Onion - 1 cut into julienne
- Carrot - half cut into julienne
- Spring onion - half bundle finely chopped
- Capsicum - half cut into julienne
- Panneer - 50 gms finely chopped
- Mushroom - 5 buttons chopped
- Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
- Soya sauce - 1 tsp
- Ajinomotto - 1 tsp
- White Pepper powder - 2 tsp
- Boil water and add a tsp of oil. Add the noodles and boil it. Drain it and add cold water to it. Keep it aside.
- Heat a kadai, add oil. Add onions. Fry them.
- Add ginger garlic paste, soya sauce. Saute well.
- Now add the vegetables one by one. First carrot, capsicum , panneer, mushroom. Saute them again.Once the veggies are cooked.
- Add the noodles. Add salt, ajinomotto and pepper powder. Mix well.
- Finally Sprinkle spring onion. Yummy Chinese noodle is ready.
- Serve with sauce or any other side dishes.