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Indian Style Peanut Noodles

Indian style peanut noodles is a delicious one pot meal with veggies, noodles and spicy peanut powder. 30 minute meal that is perfect for a weeknight.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, noodles pasta
Cuisine: fusion, Indian, Italian
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

For the Noodles:

  • 8 oz. Noodles - Udon, Soba or Spaghetti would work here
  • 2 tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil*
  • 1 Small Red Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 Medium Red, yellow or Orange Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Medium Carrot, grated
  • 6 Scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup Baked Tofu, chopped
  • 2~3 tbsp soy sauce
  • To taste salt

For the Spicy Peanut Powder:

  • 1 cup Peanuts (blanched, preferred)
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin
  • ½~1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

To Serve:

  • As needed Chili garlic sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Dry roast the peanuts until golden brown on all sides. Set aside to cool. Once cool enough to handle, blend the peanuts with ground cumin, red chili powder and salt into a coarse powder. Store the ground peanuts in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  • Cook noodles as per package instructions. Reserve 1 cup of cooking water. Drain and set aside until ready to use.
  • While the noodles are cooking, heat oil in a large skillet, add the onions and garlic; cook till the onions turn translucent, about 3~4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped scallions and cook for 2 minutes. Next add the other veggies and cook till they are fork tender, but not mushy.
  • Add 2~3tbsp peanut powder and mix well. Stir in the soy sauce and mix until incorporated.
  • Add the drained noodles and toss them until they are well coated with the veggies. Add the reserved cooking water as needed to loosen the sauce. Serve warm and Enjoy with chili garlic sauce!!
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