Veggie Stir Fry With Instant Noodles

If you have just moved out of your parents home for work or a college student living in a dorm and you are just now learning to cook this recipe will help you out big time.

We all love to eat instant noodles, it’s tasty and satisfying but has no nutritional value so I like to spice it up with lots of veggies to make it yummy and healthy. 

Noodle Stir Fry 

Noodles is such an easy thing to make , it makes a quick snack or a tasty meal in minutes. Even famous chefs say their favorite thing to eat after a long day of cooking is noodles. 

How to cook instant noodles for a stir fry?

I’m not going to cook these noodles according to the instructions on the package instead .. I’m going to show you how a small change in the cooking process can completely change the taste and texture of the instant noodles.

Heat water in a large pan, once it comes to a rolling boil add the noodles. Cooking it in a large pot of water prevents it from getting mushy. 

Do not cook it for more than 3 minutes .

Drain and let it rest and cool for sometime in a tray…

Meanwhile get the veggies ready for the stir fry.

  • 1  onion – sliced 
  • 1/2 Red pepper – sliced
  • 1 carrots – diced
  • 1 small bowl of peas and corn – fresh / frozen
  • 1- Finely minced garlic 
  • 2 – Green chilli slit in half (optional)  
  • Finley chopped cilantro for garnish. Both stems and leaves.

    Add oil and little bit of butter in a broad pan just add all the veggies and sauté it in a medium heat, they should have a little crunch. 

    Look how colorful it is .

    Once they are sautéed add the garlic and cilantro stems ….

    Mix it well and add the seasoning pack that comes with the instant noodles…

    Let it coat the veggies. Keep the flame in low otherwise it burns the spice.


    Now add the noodles little at a time and gently mix it with the sautéed veggies…

    Keep it in a low flame until the noodles is nice and warm, it’s ready to eat when you smell the aroma of the spices garnish with cilantro leaves and serve it hot.

    Enjoy this flavorful noodles which is healthy and tasty. 

    I don’t even bother to serve it in a bowl, I would just it eat it right out of the pan 🙂

    OMG ! The crunchy veggies makes it so  delicious… Enjoy !

    This is a quick week night dinner or a tasty after school snack for kids. 

    Lesson Learned

    When you are making a stir fry, literally double up on the veggies, it may seem like a lot in the begining but cooks down quite a bit at the end.

    Notes :

    I have used Indian wheat noodles (does not have the yellow color) with Masala flavor. It’s available in so many other flavors too. The choice is yours ! 

    You can use your own choice of veggies like  broccoli, edamame, baby corn, fresh ginger, soy sauce or all spice to make it your own. 

    Cilantro stems add a little crunch and an extra depth of flavor, you can add chives, leeks or scallions to garnish.

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    8 Comments Add yours

    1. girlandworld says:

      Looks so yumm

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Just got my mid night hunger attacks after seeing your post. Makes me want some of this right now! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. 😊I’m glad you liked it, Thank you so much for the compliment.

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    3. Sumith Babu says:

      This reminds me my hostel days. Recipe sounds delicious!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you ! I’m glad you liked it 😊

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