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Sri Lankan Fried Noodles Recipe

Another not at all polish recipe. 

But as I travel a bit, it makes me share my fav dishes I learn to cook along my trips. 
In Sri Lanka, there were dishes along which you could always recognize these aside from local regional specialties: fried rice, fried noodles, kottu, rice and curry. If we weren’t sure – these were always bingo and safe choice. 
All these could go as vegetarian option, with chicken, with fish, with pork or scrambled eggs. Prepare these on the side and mix in before serving. 
 
I created this recipe right after returning from Sri Lanka and probably adjusted a bit to how we like it home. 
All my guests so far loved it and I wanted to share behind the scene magic :) 
As most of my recipes – this is super easy and as most fried asia foods- quick. 
 

SERVES: 4-6

PREP TIME: 10-15min

INGREDIENTS:
1. 700g vegetable mix (chopped/cut in sticks)
Carrot
Cabbage
Onion
Leek
Red/green bell pepper
Sprouts

2. 250g egg noodles ‘filini pasta’

3. Vegetable Oil

4. 1 chili + pinch of chili powder

5. Spice sauce mix (mix together)
1 tsp tamarind paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp tomato concentrate
1 tbsp curry
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp sweet pepper
1/2 tsp ginger

6. Green onions/scallions

RECIPE:
1. Chop vegetables unless you use frozen mix

2. Cook pasta in salty water according to cooking directions – al dente and drain a colander, add oil to it doesn’t stick together.

3. In a meantime in a wok, place onion, chili and chili powder in cold 4 tbsp of oil, heat up

4. Add veggie mix and stir fry 3-5 min (frozen twice as long). If you see the mix is too dry – keep adding more oil.

5. Add pasta, mix well (while stir fry)

6. Add spice sauce, stir fry constantly stirring for another 3-4 min. All ingredients should be well covered in spices and oil.

7. Serve and sprinkle with green onions cut in 1 inch, chives, scallion

What can go wrong: 1. pasta is overcooked and everything is sticky, 2. if you feel it is ‘missing’ taste- add more salt

PAIR WITH: fried chicken, scrambled eggs, salty fish, steamed fish, fried fish, kimchi, salad, fried pork, fried ground meat

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