Eggs, world wide favorite ingredient for countless recipes. You name it and an egg is most often present in most cakes, custards, souffles, in savoury dishes and the list goes on. At our home eggs in some form are always present at breakfast time. My favourite anytime dish is bedo dabroti( an omelette and a slice of bread). Today’s recipe incorporates instant noodles mixed with beaten eggs and some vegetables to give you a noodle omelette. The slight difference here is that I have not cooked the noodles. So the omelette has a bit of crunch. A hearty snack or an accompaniment to a bowl of soup or a crunchy salad . Do try this simple to put together recipe. Feel free to add or change the vegetables. A bit of crunchy bacon or ham will surely high light this simple wholesome dish. Came across this idea on a tik tok video and played around with the additional vegetables and realised that we used to make a similar omelette using cooked noodles. Flash back mode.😊. Do try this recipe.
2 packets of any brand instant noodles… maggie, indomie etc Spice mix sachets( included with noodles) 2 tbsps finely chopped carrots 2 tbsps finely chopped cabbage 2 tbsps finely chopped paprika 2 tbsps finely chopped spring onions and celery. 3 big eggs or 4 small eggs.
Method.. Put the noodles from the 2 packets in a food processor and blitz for few seconds. You will get crushed noodles. Alternately you can crush the noodles manually while still in the packet, with your hands or a rolling pin. Transfer broken noodles to a big bowl, add the spice mixture from both the packets. At this point you can add some chillie flakes or chopped chillies if you wish. Add the carrots, cabbage, parika and spring onions celery to the noodles. Beat the eggs seperately and add to the noodles. Mix well and add to a preheated nonstick frying pan to which about 3 tbsps oil have been added. Spread the egg mixture evenly. Cook on a low flame for few mins, untill golden brown. (Do not cover) Gently flip the omelette. Cook for a few more minutes. Remove onto a platter and cut into wedges. Serve hot… ** as we are using the spice packets which are included in instant noodle packets, there is no need to add salt or any other spice. Unless you wish to make it more spicy.
( Tofu ,beansprouts and egg salad with peanut sauce)
ALSO KNOWN AS TAHU TELOR .
This delicious dish can be called a cousin to the famous gado gado salad of Indonesia. Easy to make and assemble. Having lived in Indonesia since 35 years, my taste buds have got used to the delicious food available here except for tofu or tahu as its known here. For me given a choice between tofu and paneer, paneer wins hands down anyday. But on the other hand, tofu and tempe are staples in the Indonesian diet, and a good source of protein . Both tofu and tempe are also present at afternoon meals in our home too. Fried, sauted, steamed..any which way. So, i have learnt to befriend tofu in some dishes. Growing up in India, we did not really know much about tofu, even with the advent of chinese restaurants, which started mushrooming all over India during the 1970’s., tofu was not part of thier menu. Chinese food was of course egg fried rice, hakka noodles and veg manchurian😊. The awesome chindian food, especially catering to the Indian Palette. Frankly speaking, I still love that particular chindian food which i definetely make it a point to have when in Pune. The spring rolls at chinese room are my favourite. Tofu is now easily available in India, and many people have replaced paneer with tofu in the new fad vegan diets. So on to today’s recipe..pls do try it. Best eaten with warm sauce.
Ingredients. Tofu/ paneer 300 gms cut into small cubes. 3 eggs 100 gms fried peanuts with skin or without Plus 4 tbsps fried peanuts. 100 gms beansprouts, blanched. 4 tbsps chopped celery 4 tbsps finely chopped spring onions 4 kaffir lime leaves ( middle stock removed) 1 big cucumber slit and chopped in semi circles. 4 tbsps fried onion 1/2 tsp white pepper Salt to taste Veg stock powder, or msg 1/4 tsp 3 bird chillies, 3 red chillies 3 pods of garlic 30 gms palm sugar( I have boiled the palm sugar with little water , and strained to get rid of impurities.) 3 tbsps tamarind pulp
Method 1. Saute the red chillies, bird eye chillies and garlic in 2 tbsps oil. 2. In a mixer jar, add fried peanuts, chillies and garlic. Add salt, pepper and veg stock powder., the kaffir lime leaves. Add some water and blend to a thick paste. 3. Heat 2 or 3 tbsps oil, and put the peanut paste. Saute for a while, and add palm sugar and tamarind water. Also add about one cup water and let it cook till oil starts seperating. Keep aside. 4. Now beat 3 eggs, season with salt and pepper. Add tofu cubes to the eggs and mix. Heat 1 tbsps of oil in a wok, slide in a laddle of the egg and tofu mixture., you can do it it in batches.( I got about 8 small omelettes) Stir for a bit and let semi set. After a while flip it over. Slide onto a serving platter. Top with cucumber, beansprouts, peanut sauce, celery leaves,spring onions, fried onions and some fried peanuts. Serve warm. Enjoy.