Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pad Thai Noodles with Grilled Veggies in Green curry Paste

A packet of Thai Rice Noodles beckoned, not caring much for the Green Curry seasoning in it, I decided to make the curry paste from scratch. On account of non-availability of certain items as well as our ever-changing taste buds,the curry paste saw a few twists. It was a real winner, the taste & blend of flavours in the paste gave a lot of sizzle to the noodles. As a magic touch I added the Texas Style Barbeque Sauce to the veggies while on grill which was the highlight  along with the curry paste.



 Needless to say the noodles simply vanished !




What in:-
  • 1 pack of Pad Thai Noodles soaked in hot water for 25-30 minutes
  • Onion - 1 - finely sliced
  • Crushed Peanuts - a fistful
For the Grilled Veggies:- (add choice veggies)
  • Bell Pepper -1 - thinly  sliced
  • Green Peas - a  fistful 
  • Carrot- 1- thinly sliced
  • Olive Oil - as required
  • Salt & Pepper - to taste
  • Texas style Barbeque Sauce - a few drizzles
For the Sauce/Paste:-
  • Coconut slices - 1/2 cup
  • Shallots - 2 or 3
  • Basil Leaves - a few
  • Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
  • Dry Ginger Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 2 to 3 pods
  • Green Chilli - 2 - to taste (use serrano peppers/jalapeno if you have)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Black peppercorns - a few
  • Lemon zest - a little
  • Soy Sauce - 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce - a few splashes
Garnish:- either or all (optional)
  • Finely Chopped Coriander leaves
  • Grated cheese
  • Crushed Peanuts



How:-

Drain the noodles after cooking it per instructions. Toss slightly with oil and set aside.


Blend all the ingredients for the curry paste along with little water. The soy sauce gave the paste a slightly darker shade of green. The paste left after using for the noodles can be refrigerated & used. 



Preheat the oven to grill mode @ 200 C  and place the olive oil brushed veggies for 15-20 minutes. Halfway add the barbeque sauce along with salt & pepper and allow it to char some more till the desired smoky effect. 



The charred veggies & onions ready to get under fire !



In a wok add olive oil and saute the sliced onion to a fine pink. Now tip in the  required paste and allow it to cook for some time. If the mix gets too dry add some water. Now add the grill charred veggies along with crushed peanuts and mix well. Check for seasoning  and finally dunk the noodles. Gently fluff the mix with fork till every strand of the noodles get coated with the veggie-paste mix.



If the dish gets too dry add a splash of olive oil as it not only helps the mix in blending well but brings out all the contrasting flavours !
Garnish with choice ingredients. 



Serve hot & Enjoy !



This goes to Priya's Fast Food Not Fat Food event guest hosted by me !  

35 comments:

  1. this noodles looks very delicious.....

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  2. Looks yummy dear..love it.

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  3. flavourful noodles delicious for anytime

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  4. These noodles are full of flavour. The smoked veggies are a super addition.

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  5. Looks tasty with a nice twist by adding tobasco and bbq sauce to the veggies...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  6. looks delicious and yummy..

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  7. Pad that noodles look so nicely prepared and delicious. Wonderful recipe. Must try it out soon.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. Pad thai noodles, with barbeque sauce and green curry paste sounds awesome. You made wonderful fusion of everything.

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  9. Yumm platter, am a great fan of Thai foods, love this inviting noodles..

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  10. Can I come by your place to eat it, love the recipe :)

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  11. It's a yummy flavoured noodles..nice recipe...

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  12. Love those smoked veggies in it..looks yummy!

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  13. looks great..interesting recipe..:)

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  14. I have never cooked with pad thai noodles. Got to try sometime soon. Coming across lots of interesting recipes.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  15. Good one Priya looks fabulous.

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  16. Nice preparation with nice presentation...

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  17. sounds good....new version....need to try

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  18. Yummy Noodles. You have many different, delicious recipes to go through and try. Keep going..

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  19. Love love pad thai and your version is truly delicious n unique ! Loved those grilled veggies too :)
    US Masala

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  20. oo this looks really delicious!

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  21. Pad thai looks delicious..count in me :-)

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  22. My hat goes to you again for creativity, I love fusion food!

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  23. hi,
    Lovely blog :P
    pad thai looks amazing! beautiful pictorial post!
    Hope to see u more often :P
    TC

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  24. Lovely post...very very unique.

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  25. Thanx for the step by step instruction for the dish.Bookmarked..nice post.

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  26. Wonderful healthy recipe, thanx for sharing step by step process.

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  27. Loved this Padthai and the flavors going in there.

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