Monday, 11 June 2012

Pad Thai Noodles

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.

22 comments:

Sayantani said...

aww this looks fantastic. am about to post the same soon.

Priya said...

Seriously am inviting myself to ur place,cant take my eyes from ur irresistible clicks.Drooling here.

arundati said...

looks fantastic.... i make my own version and call it pad thai too.... if we were to make purist recipes, there would be only one biryani in the world! love the cut wine glass

Aparna said...

Lloks lovely. I have my own vegetarian version too. Doesn't matter so long as everyone liked it. :)

Bong Mom said...

We love Thai food but I must say That I don't like the very authentic pad thai at some restaurants. I guess it also depends on the region of Thailand.
Yours looks really good. Best of luck to S for her exams. Does she have classes in summer ?

Happy Cook / Finla said...

@Bong Mom no she has three months holiday, but 2nd week of jully she is going to Austria for a summer course for couple of days and then as she is anyway there she is having extra days holiday in Vienna and in August she does one month summer work ( paid well , which is good for her ) in the city hall library.

Angie's Recipes said...

My mouth waters terribly just looking at the photos...

indosungod said...

Authentic or not this looks absolutely delicious. Perfect meal for any time of the day.

sowmya's creative saga said...

have been wanting to make this since a long time..looks nice..

Spandana said...

Looks delicious Finla, never made this at home.
Have to try it.

Jaya said...

I was about to pick rice noodles in grocery today but didn't ..was thinking of making Pad Thai and now your post ..wish I was there to eat so no more working out in kitchen..will try someday the way you mentioned here Finla..hugs

Lubna Karim said...

I can't take my eyes off that kadai....that's an yummy thai recipe....

lissie said...

your version sounds tempting...! love Thai food!

Pravs said...

That looks so yummy ! Loved the way you clicked the pic.

Helene said...

This is one of my favorite dish. Nice picture.

Cynthia said...

Why do you torture so? :) don't stop.

Priyas Feast said...

Yummy pad noodles without usual ingredients :)...luv thai noodles.

Akila said...

Very delicious...

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Akila

Cakelaw said...

Pad thai is one of my favourite dishes - this looks delicious Finla.

Dolly Sharma said...

Finla, Love your version of Pad Thai. Beautiful and mouth watering presentation and Clicks !!! We all love Thai food at our house especially my kids..They will LOVE this.

Jaya M said...

Finla,
I have put this recipe link to the Shrimp Pad Thai Post..hope it's fine with you ..hugs

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Jaya M ofcourse you can do that :-)