Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler With Noodles & Momos Recipe
Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler with hakka noodles, momos, grilled tofu, kimchi and beans on the side, served with chilli sauce poured over sizzling hot food makes for mouthwatering meal and a great experience. Serve it for weekend dinner or a party and wow your family and friends.
If you are a sizzler and Chinese food lover, then the Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler With Noodles & Momos Recipe is worth a shot. Being downright delectable this sizzler has some classic Chinese dishes such as - Hakka Noodles, Vegetarian Momos, Steamed Beans, Kimchi and Grilled Tofu marinated in choice of sauces crusted with sesame seeds.
So, what is sizzler? The word "sizzler" comes from the sizzle that one hears when we place food over a cast iron hot plate, which is usually heated under a grill or you can even heat it on an open flame.
The hot plate is placed on a wooden plate as not to burn your finger and then variety of food which compliments each other is placed on the hot food.Sauce based gravies are poured on your choice of food which trickles onto the hot plate which makes a sizzling sound. The sound usually reaches you before the sizzler is even served at the table.
If you want to serve Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler With Noodles & Momos Recipe at your next party or to your family over the weekend you could make a few elements like the kimchi, hakka noodles and steamed beans, beforehand and keep them ready. Assemble them all at the time of serving and create a fun experience of dining at home.
Serve Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler With Noodles & Momos Recipe along with Chinese Darsaan Recipe With Ice Cream for an amazing weekend meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try some of our favourite Chinese Recipes that can be made for your Weekend Brunch:
For the Hakka Noodles
- 150 grams Veg Hakka Noodles , packet
- 2 Onions , thinly sliced
- 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , thinly sliced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , thinly sliced
- 1 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , thinly sliced
- 1 cup Green beans (French Beans) , thinly sliced
- 4 sprig Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli sauce (Sichuan Sauce)
- 1/2 teaspoon Chilli vinegar
- Salt , to taste
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil To make the Veg momos
- 1/2 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , finely chopped
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar)
- 1 Onion
- 1 inch Ginger , grated
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- Salt , to taste
- Cooking oil
- Water For the Grilled Tofu
- 200 grams Tofu
- 2 tablespoons Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
- 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 1 sprig Spring Onion (Bulb & Greens) , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Veeba sweet chili sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- Salt , to taste Other Ingredients
- 200 grams Green beans (French Beans) , cut in 1 inch piece
- 1/2 cup Red Chilli sauce (Sichuan Sauce)
How to make Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler With Noodles & Momos Recipe
To begin making the Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler With Noodles & Momos Recipe, we will make all the individual dishes first and keep them ready.
Follow Cabbage Kimchi Recipe to make the Kimchi to be served at the side. Kimchi takes a day or two to ferment and get maximum flavour and benefits so you can make it ahead and store it in the fridge.
Cook the green beans in the pressure cooker along with 2 tablespoons water and a pinch of salt to taste. After two whistles turn off the heat and release the pressure immediately to get green cooked beans and keep them aside. Follow How to Cook Vegetables in a Pressure Cooker.
*To make the Veg Hakka Noodles:
First cook the noodles according the instructions in the package. Into hot boiling water, break the noodles into the water and allow it to soften and cook. This will take about 3 to 4 minutes. Once the noodles have softened, turn off the heat and drain the water.
Cool the noodles immediately by running it under cold water. This stops the cooking process and prevents the noodles from getting too soft and soggy. Add a tablespoon of oil to the cooled noodles to prevent sticking and keep aside.
Now we will heat oil in a large frying pan on high heat and once the oil is hot add sliced onions and ginger and saute until the onions have softened.
Once done add the capsicum, carrots, beans, cabbage, spring onions, salt to taste and pepper powder and sauté on high until it has a cooked and crisp texture. Stirring on high heat cooks the vegetables faster and also helps it retain color and a subtle crispness.
You can even cover the vegetables and cook the vegetables for three minutes.
Once the vegetables are cooked yet firm stir in the soy sauce, chilli sauce, and chilli vinegar and stir fry for two minutes.
Once done stir in the cooked noodles and mix well to combine.Turn off the heat and transfer Vegetarian Hakka Noodles to a serving bowl. Keep aside.
* To make the Vegetable Momos:
We will first knead the dough for the Vegetarian Momos cover.
Add the flour into a large mixing bowl. Add a little water at a time and knead to make a smooth dough.
Once the dough comes together, keep kneading for about 5 minutes to make it smooth and elastic. The dough should not be sticky.
Cover the dough and keep it aside for half an hour.
You can use a turbo chop to chop all your vegetables individually or you can even finely chop them up.
Once done combine all the chopped vegetables in a bowl. Check, the salt levels and add the oil to it as well. Mix well to combine.
Our next step is to fill and shape the momos
Divide the dough into small lemon size portions. Keep the dough covered with a muslin cloth.
Dust the dough in flour and roll out into a circle of 2 to 3 inch diameter. Do not roll too thick, as the filling will push itself out and tear when steamed.
Place a small spoon of filling in the centre of the rolled circle. Wet the edges with little water to help seal the momos.
Bring together the edges of the dough with a pinching and folding motion on one side and bring the other side to hold to the pinched side. By doing this, the half moon shaped momos will have a frilled look. Proceed the similar way with the remaining dough.
You can experiment with different shapes and sizes that you like. All it takes is some time and practice.
As you keep shaping the momos, you need to keep them on a greased platter and cover with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying out.
While you are shaping the momos, keep a steamer with water boiling. Grease the steamer pan with some oil to prevent the momos from sticking.
Place the shaped vegetarian momos on the greased steamer pan. So when you have one set of shaped momos, place them in the steamer and steam on high for 5 to 7 minutes until you see a glaze on the skin. The skin will begin to shine. As soon as you notice this, turn off the heat.
Transfer the Vegetarian Momos from the steamer into a serving platter and keep aside.
*For Sesame Seeds Grilled Tofu
Pat dry the tofu and keep on absorbent paper and keep something heavy on the top to drain away all the water. For about half and hour. Cut it lengthwise into 1 inch by 1 inch rectangles.
Into a preheated pan add oil. Once the oil is hot add the garlic and saute for a few seconds.
After a few seconds add the spring onions, sesame seeds and the tofu and grill on high heat till it turns light golden brown on each side.
Add the sweet chilli sauce, the sriracha sauce, salt to taste and saute for a few more seconds till the tofu is coated well with the sauce and the sesame seeds. Turn off the heat and keep aside.
*To assemble the Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler
Ensure that your cast iron plate is well seasoned, by coating your cast iron plate with vegetable oil and placing it on heat for about 10 minutes. Keep greasing it with oil and wiping out any rust, until you get a clean cast iron.
Place the iron plate on the stove on high flame. Heat it for 15 minutes. It should be sizzling hot. While on the hot flame; place the vegetarian momos on one side of the sizzler plate.
Keep the kimchi next to the momos. Place a big spoonful of noodles towards the opposite side of the momos. Then add the beans in a corner. Put the grilled tofu in the center and the kimchi as well.
Pour the red chilli sauce on top of the Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler and serve immediately.
Serve Vegetarian Chinese Sizzler With Noodles & Momos Recipe with Chinese Darsaan Recipe With Ice Cream for a amazing meal.
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