The real authentic people would slaughter me saying this is not Pad Thai...... yeah and I know that this isn't the most authentic recipe.
Actually I made this dish as Shyama has been with us for some 10 days as She was having study leave before the exams ( well she went back yesterday and will be back only on 29th) and one morning after breakfast she asked can we have some kind of a noodles for lunch, so that is how this my way of pad thai got borned :-)
I looked in my fridge and just made with what I have in my fridge etc....
I know they do add bean sprouts, spring onions etc.... but I didn't have them .
But that didn't matter anyway as the dish was really yumm even if I say it myself.
Pad Thai or Phat Thai , "fried Thai style") is a dish of stir-fried rice noodls with eggs, fish sauce, tamarind juice, red chilli pepper, plus any combination of bean sprouts, shrimp, chicken, or tofu, garnished with crushed peanuts, coriandr and lime, the juice of which can be added along with Thai condiments (crushed peanuts, garlic, chives, pickled turnip, cilantro, lime, spicy chili oil, chili powder, vinegar, fish sauce, sugar). It is usually served with scallions and pieces of raw banana flower.
It is listed at number 5 on World's 50 most delicious foods readers' poll compiled by CNN Go in 2011
The dish had been known in ancient Siam in various forms for centuries. The variant of noodle was brought to the ancient Thai capital of Ayuthaya by Vietnamese traders.
However, it was first made popular as a national dish by Luang Phibunsongkhram when he was prime minister during the 1930s and 1940s, partly as an element of his campaign for Thai nationalism and centralization,and partly for a campaign to reduce rice consumption in Thailand.
The Thai economy at this time was heavily dependent on rice exports; Phibunsongkhram hoped to increase the amount available for export by launching a campaign to educate the underprivileged in the production of rice noodles, as well as in the preparation of these noodles with other ingredients to sell in small cafes and from street carts. Nowadays Pad Thai has become a widespread staple food and is one of Thailand's national dishes.
Thankyou Wiki for the info.
300 gm Chicken breast thinly slices.
3 tbsp vegetable oil
175 gm dried flat rice noodles
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 tsp crushed dried chilies
2 eggs, beate,
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp tamarind water ( soak little tamarind in warm water for 10 minutes, then you will have tamarind water)
2 tbsp soysauce
1 tbsp palm sugar ( if you don't have use brown sugar or the normal sugar)
50 gm roasted peanuts coarsley crushed
4 spring onions sliced
1 large carrot thinly slickes lengthways
2 tbsp corriander leaves chopped
Extra few tbsp of chopped spring onions.
Lime wedges to serve.
Cook the noodles according to the instruction on the packet and keep aside.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat, add the onions,garlic, crusehd chillies , carrots and fry for two minutes, then add the chicken pieces and fry till they are cooked.
Pour the beaten eggs and stir fry for a few seconds, untill they just look scrambled.
Lower the heat and add the noodles, fish sauce, tamarind water, soysauce and sugar a,d toss together for few minutes untill the noodles are heated fully.
Add the peanust and the extra spring onions and corriander leaves and serve hot with the lime wedges.