Beans, Ginger & Coriander Noodles with Sweet & Sour Fish

This Sunday the ladies unanimously voted for a lighter lunch menu and rather preferred a brunch. We finally decided to have a noodle and a fish based side dish. The dish that got finally served was a Bean, Ginger & Coriander Noodle alongwith Sweet & Sour fish.

Bean, Ginger & Coriander Noodle


  • Noodles
  • Chicken: debone and cut into small pieces
  • Egg: 2, beaten, and scrambled (with salt and pepper)
  • Beans: 1" pieces, cut in a slant fashion
  • Ginger: Around 2", cut into fine slivers
  • Cabbage: thinly sliced
  • Dark Soy sauce
  • Coriander, a handful bunch, chopped; for garnishing

In the Reactor: 

  • Boil the noodles, wash it in cold water, toss it with around 2 tbsp oil and pepper and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in the wok [I use the simple Kadai :)]. Add the ginger and stir fry for about half a minute.
  • Add the chicken pieces and fry till it is half cooked. Add the beans and fry till about 70% cooked.
  • Add about 2 tbsp of dark soy sauce and toss on a high flame. After about a minute add the cabbage, toss it for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the noodles and mix well. Continue tossing on the high heat for about 5 mins.
  • Add the eggs and coriander and mix well.

Sweet & Sour Fish:


  • Fish: About 400 gms. I used the middle portions of the Rohu available at home. You may use bhetki or any other fish. 
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Corn flour - 4 tsp
  • Garlic - chopped, about 4-5 cloves
  • Ginger - chopped, about 1"
  • Shallots / Spring Onion / Chopped onions: 1 medium sized
  • About 2 tomatoes, medium sized, de-seeded and chopped in large chunks.
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup (you may avoid this / use less, if you are not too fond of the tomato flavour)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar (preferably the red variety)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Coriander to garnish

In the Reactor:

  • Clean the fish, de-bone, remove skin and cut them into a inch squares. (While using Rohu, I kept the skin).
  • Add the salt, pepper and ginger garlic paste and allow to marinate for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle about 3 tsp of corn flour over the fish and toss it well to coat uniformly.
  • Heat oil in the wok and fry the fish over a medium heat till crisp and brown. keep it aside
  • Keep about 2 tbsp of oil in the wok and heat.
  • Add the garlic and ginger and shallots and fry till golden
  • Add the tomatoes and fry till they melt.
  • Add the vinegar and ketchup and cook for about 2 mins. Check seasoning and adjust.
  • In a cup, take the remaining cornflour and add 1/4 cup of water and mix
  • Cook till the sauce thickens and pour over the fish.
  • Garnish with shredded spring onions and coriander and serve.

The proof of satisfied digestion, the pose by the young one :)


Proof enough. There is a ear to ear smile.

The noodles look yummy and also easy to make. I must try. I do try but never get the taste of the chowmein thing you eat outside, if you know what I mean.

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