Vegetarian Garlic Noodles


2 packets of Hakka or Egg Noodles or 3/4th box of thin spaghetti.
1 clove garlic, minced 
Mixed Bell peppers (Red, Yellow, Orange, Green), ½ of each, julienned
2-3 scallions, chopped
1 carrot, julienned (or ½ a cup of shredded carrots)
5 tbsp sesame oil  (canola oil or vegetable oil works if you don’t have sesame oil)
4 tbsp soy sauce (approx)
2 tbsp chili vinegar   
1 teaspoon of dried chili flakes
Salt to taste
2-3 pinches of black pepper

Cook the noodles by boiling them in water as per the directions on the packaging.  (Add 2 tablespoons of the oil and a few pinches of salt to the boiling water to prevent the noodles from sticking). Drain them and keep aside before you start cooking the veggies.

In a wok, heat the remaining oil and minced garlic, and sauté for a few seconds.
Add the carrots and peppers and sauté for a minute.
Add the scallions, soy sauce, vinegar, chili flakes, black pepper and a few pinches of salt
Now add the noodles and toss them lightly with the veggies.
Take them out in a serving bowl and garnish with some chopped scallions.

Inspired by the food available in Chinese vans all over the streets in India.

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