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Mee Goreng (Spicy Indian Wok-Fried Noodles)

syginde1's picture
Asian noddles with an Indian kick! These yummy noodles are easy to prepare and will have everyone asking for more.
Ingredients
  Boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 Large, cut into thin strips
  Medium shrimp 1⁄2 Pound (peeled and deveined)
  Shallots 2 , thinly sliced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely minced
  Ginger 1 Inch, minced (peeled)
  Chili paste 3 Tablespoon (fresh - adjust quantity as per taste)
  Malay yellow noodles/Thin long chinese egg noodles 1 Pound (mee)
  Extra firm tofu 1 Cup (16 tbs), completely drained and cubed into small 1" pieces
  Potato 1 Medium
  Eggs 2
  Lime 1 , juiced
  Salt To Taste
  Vegetable 2 Cup (32 tbs), sliced, chopped or diced into equal size pieces
  Mung bean sprouts 1 Cup (16 tbs) (fresh)
  Dried red chilies 12 (Blend the dried red chilies in a food processor. Add 2-3 tbsp of oil and then water as needed. Blend well into a thick paste (similar to a thick pesto). Heat a large wok on medium high heat, stir fry the chili paste until the oil begins to separate from p)
  Vegetable oil/Canola oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped cilantro 1 Tablespoon (for Garnish)
  Lime 1 , cut into wedges
  Spring onion green 1 , finely chopped
  Thai red chilies 2 Small, thinly sliced
  Dark soy sauce 4 Tablespoon (Mee Goreng Sauce: mix together and set aside until needed)
  Kecap manis/Tamari 4 Tablespoon
  Tomato ketchup 6 Tablespoon
  Sugar To Taste
Directions

Boil the potato until fork tender. Let cool slightly, carefully peel and dice into 1 inch pieces. Set aside until needed.

If you are using dried noodles, cook according to the package directions (slightly "al dente" is fine), drain well and set aside until needed.

Heat the same wok on medium high heat, and add 1-2 tbsp of oil. When hot, quickly stir fry the tofu pieces until browned on all sides. Remove and set aside until needed. Then to the same wok (add more oil if needed), add the shrimp and stir fry quickly until just barely pink or opaque. Quickly remove from the heat and set aside until needed. Then to the same wok (add more oil if needed), add the chicken pieces and stir fry quickly until just cooked.
Remove and set aside until needed.

Heat the same wok on medium high heat, and add 1-2 tbsp of oil. When hot, add the shallots, garlic and ginger. Stir fry quickly until just sligthly browned and then add the chili paste. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes and then add the vegetables and the potatoes. Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until fragrant. Now add the noodles and the sauce and continue to stir fry for a few minutes. Add the shrimp, chicken and tofu to the wok and stir fry for 2-3 more minutes. Mix well to combine all of the ingredients thoroughly. Then push all of the vegetables, tofu, chicken, shrimp and noodles up along the the side of the wok, creating a small well in the center.

Add a little oil and then crack the eggs. Quickly scramble the eggs and mix with the other ingredients. Lastly, add the mung bean sprouts, lime juice and salt (if needed), toss until all of the ingredients are well combined. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro, spring onions, red chilies and serve hot. Squeeze some extra lime juice over the noodles just before eating.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Dish: 
Noodle
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Kids
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Mee Goreng is an Indian dish popular throughout Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The dish consists of spicy wok-fried noodles combined with chicken, shrimp, tofu and lots of vegetables. The recipe is easy to prepare, delicious and the perfect way to get your kids to eat all of their vegetables. You could easily omit the chicken and shrimp in this recipe making this a completely vegetarian dish. Malaysian yellow noodles (known as "mee") are soft noodles made from simply flour and eggs. They have a delicious wholesome flavor and texture. These noodles can be found in either fresh or dried form in most Asian markets. If unavailable, use the long thin Chinese egg noodles as a substitute. Kecap manis is an Indonesian sauce similar to sweet soy sauce but flavored with star anise, garlic, ginger, lemongrass and palm sugar. The sauce is slightly thicker than soy sauce and has a wonderful rich caramel flavor. This unique condiment is also available in most Asian markets. If unavailable, you can easily use tamari as a substitute. Mee Goreng has many variations, feel free to use your favorite vegetables such as snow peas, baby corn, carrots, savoy cabbage, zucchini, green peas, mushrooms or any color of bell peppers... This dish requires high heat, quick stir frying as the cooking method. The easiest way to accomplish this in a home kitchen is in stages. Also, do all the prep work ahead of time and have everything ready and available when you are start to cook.

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4 Comments

srividya76's picture
Its is a very interesting recipe and delicious too.
Alexandra's picture
I took a few courses in Asian and Indonesian cuisine whilst I was traveling, and these types of dishes are very easy to make, and you can really customise it to whatever your personal tastes are, mild/spicy, sweet/savory, meat/vegetables. Its a very versatile dish!
foodpsychologist's picture
Thanks for this Mee Goreng Recipe ! The Mee Goreng is a favorite breakfast dish of the Indonesians and there's good reason for that too!
shantihhh's picture
Sadana! I didn't know you were here. I was about to slap the hands of the person posting this recipe as I knew it was yours on Bella. LOL Then I see it is you! Your recipes are always wonderful. Mie/Mee/Mi is a popular recipe all over Southeast Asia. The big difference is that the Indian version has catsup. Shanti/Mary-Anne