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I believe that there is a deep association between food and memories.. every recipe has a story behind it...some long..some short....
So grab a cup of coffee, pull a chair and enjoy the little stories that I share with you.....some with recipes.....some without ....

A wonderful poet once said "The universe is not made of atoms ; it's made of stories"... And I couldn't agree more.....

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Hot and Sour Mushroom Noodle Soup, Chilled Pickled Cucumbers and Preparing for the Coming Festivities....


Hot and Sour Mushroon Noodle Soup :

Ingredients :
1/2 tsp finely chopped garlic
1/2 tsp finely choppped ginger
1 tsp chilli garlic paste
1 packet white button mushrooms
1 sliced capsicum
1/2 cup hakka noodles
1 tsp soya sauce
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
1 tsp vegetable oil
2 cups water

Recipe :
1. Take a wok and put oil in it. Add garlic and ginger and saute.
2. Add chilli garlic paste, mushrooms and capsicum..
3. Add water, soya sauce, vinegar, red chilli powder, sagar, salt and let it all boil.
4. Then add the noodles and simmer for 15- 20 minutes.
5. Taste the soup and adjust the seasonings if required.

Pickled Cucumber :
Ingredients :
3-4 cucumbers
1 cup water
1 and 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vinegar
1 star anise (optional)

Recipe :
1. Peeled and slice the cucumber in wedges.
2. In a bowl mix water, sugar, salt, vinegar and star anise.
3. Mix cucumber in this water and chill for atleast a couple of hours till it gets marinated and serve.


Ehren said...

Soup looks really tempting.

Great attempt at Blogging Shilpa.

Looking forward to reading more

Shilpa said...

Thanks Ehren...