April 25, 2018

Udon Veg Stir Fry | How to make spicy Udon Stir Fry | Vegan

In our endeavor to feature Asian Veg cuisine frequently at home, I made this especially for the not-so-noodle-loving elder kid at home and she surprised me by going for the second helping :) it’s another matter that her bestie was at home that day for lunch so perhaps she didn’t want to create a fuss. But this is a real good vegetarian stir fry that’s a rage in most Asian countries, where eating-on-the-fly is a given and ramen bowls and soups and noodle stir fries like these are very much part of the street food culture.

The good thing Is this noodle stir fry is as customizable as you need it to be -vegan, gluten free, soy free, kosher, with eggs, without eggs, with or without shredded soya chunks or even add a bit of any protein to make it a filling meal.The only thing I would recommend strongly not to sub is the Sambal Oelek —a spicy 🌶 red chilli paste that’s so typical of these stir fries.

And I am glad I used store bought coz considering the popularity of these noodles vanishing, I am sure this condiment would be used again. But if you don’t have access to this, any spicy Asian chilly paste incl sriracha etc may be used but the taste will definitely vary.

Let’s get to make this. Hope you are following the street food series here at the 26-day A-Z Street Food Marathon on this blog so far. 

Day 1 Amiri Khaman (Gujarat)
Day 2 Badam Makha (Kolkata)
Day 3 Churros (Mexican)
Day 4 Dabeli (Gujarat)
Day 5 Esquites (Mexican)
Day 6 Fruit Kulfi (Kolkata)

Day 7 Galouti Kebab (Lucknow)
Day 8 Hyderabadi Mirchi Bajji
Day 9 Idly Chilly (Tamilnadu)
Day 10 Jalebi with Poha (Indori special)
Day 11 Khara bhath (Karnataka)
Day 12 Lucknowi veg Biryani

Day 13 Mango Mastani (Pune special)
Day 14 Nachos with Salsa (Mexican)
Day 15 Oats Chaat (Fusion)
Day 16 Papdi Corn Chaat (Mumbai)
Day 17 -to be posted-
Day 18 Rabdi (UP)

Day 19 Shahi Tukda (Lucknow)
Day 20 Tacos Bhel - Jain Style

Let's get to make this quick to make under-20 minutes meal. you may simply halve / double / triple the recipe. Mine is moderately spiced, you may spice it up as required. 

Adapted from here.

I used dry Udon noodles so needed a little more time to cook. If you are using Soft Udon Noodles, you just need to soak them in water prior to cooking, drain and use as per packet instructions.

Prep time - 10 mins, cook time - 10 mins , serves - 2

  • Udon Noodles (dry) - 100 gms
  • Peanut oil - 2 tsp
  • Chopped onions - 1 medum
  • Minced garlic, ginger - 1/2 tsp each
  • Salt - to taste (check and add)
  • Chopped veggies - for stir fry - 1 cup ( I used cabbage, juilenned carrots, broccoli)
  • Sauce :
  • Sambal Oelek - 2 tsp (or to taste)
  • Vinegar - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Minced chillies - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Sesame oil - 2 tbsp


  • Roasted sesame seeds
  • Spring onion greens


  • Cook noodle as per pack instructions. Drain and keep aside. 
  • Mix all ingreidents for sauce and keep ready.
  • In a wok, heat oil, add the onions, garlic ginger, veggies and saute till onion lightly caramelises and veggies are al dente. Do this on a high flame to get a slightly charred, yet pleasant aroma from the veggies.
  • Now add the sauce, boiled noodles . toss again on high flame.
  • Serve immediately with the toppings.

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  1. Interesting and healthy looking noodles :)

  2. Interesting take on these Udon noodles.

  3. Same pinch. I posted udon noodles too but with peanut butter. Love your stir fry with veggies.... Yummmm

  4. Yummy noodles. I can happily pack this for my lunch box!!

  5. Heven't tried udon noodles so far, sounds yummy. And it's great choice for the letter "U". Glad that your kid liked it so much and asked for more !!!

  6. Definitely a super filling meal, my kids will enjoy this stir fried udon noodles without any fuss happily. Excellent pick for U.

  7. I don’t really eat noodles , but yes these little plumpy udon noodles taste great . I have had them in Japan and they make these in umpteen ways .
    Good pick for the alphabet !

  8. My daughter is a great fan of noodles. Your recipe sounds so spicy and wonderful and I will be trying this for her soon..

    1. do try it out, Gayathri and let me know how Sruti liked it:)

  9. Spicy and delicious looking Udon noodles with veggies. My kids will love this Kalyani. I’m loving your kid friendly street food recipes. I have so many ideas to make for my kids now.

  10. Delicious and healthy noodles recipe.

  11. I prefer udon noodles anytime over the ready made packet noodles. Lovely photos making the dish too tempting. A wholesome meal with so many veggies added to it.

  12. Udon stir fry looks absolutely inviting with all those veggies. I too love adding lots of vegetables in my noodles just to let kids have them.

  13. That's a fantastic choice and the collage pic looks so inviting..I am yet to make udon myself, will wait for the right time to make it at home.

  14. That looks so yummy. It is one of our favorite dinner recipes and I love your presentation!

  15. Fantastic choice for the alphabet, I am not a noodles fan to be honest and I don't eat even Maggi. My husband on the other hand is a fan and this looks like a right dish for him.

  16. This such a great idea to make noodles , looks so tempting kalyani !! I love how colorful they are with the veggies !!

  17. Kids really do put on their best behavior when their friends are around! This is one filling meal and the pic is so delicious.Nice choice for the letter U


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