Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cucumber pickle/Fried Noodles

This is my take on one of my mother's favorite pickle dishes. Cucumber and carrot mixed with rice vinegar. Best eaten with chicken briyani or some kinda spicy dish.  Its so refreshing and tangy. Well, she makes it the traditional way and I thought I would do the semi-homemade which is also the easy way.

Cucumber/carrot pickle

1 cup of cucumber ( cut into strips)
1 cup of carrots (cut into strips)
2 red chillies (seeded and cut into strips)
shallots ( 2)
Plum sauce, rice vinegar, salt, sugar, Mae Ploy sweet chilli sauce, 1tsp chilli powder, 1/2 tsp yellow powder
1/2 tsp mustard seed
garlic (2 cloves)
Peanuts ( for the crunch)

Cut the vegetables and soak in a bowl with some salt.  Heat some oil, add mustard seed and let it pop, add the garlic. On low heat, add the chilli powder, yellow powder, rice vinegar, salt and sugar, plum sauce, sweet chilli sauce........taste it.  Finally strain the vegetables and press so all liquid drains out.  Add into the sauce mix. Turn off the fire.  Adjust the seasoning. 

Fried Wonton Noodles
Had some leftover wonton noodles, made a stir fry out it.  Just added some shrimp, fishballs, chives, chinese cabbage.  Well, the kids seem to enjoy it anytime when there is noodles in the house.

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