Friday, 24 August 2012

Girls rock in London- Vegetarian Pad Thai Noodles

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

At last Britain has seen almost a week without rain. Sun is shining beautifully. We had soaring temperatures over the last weekend. Crowds of sun seekers flocked to beaches to bask in warm weather and we food blogger girls headed to central London for a  blogger meet after many if's and but's ! What a day we had, !! I don't need to describe here only my experience, let's hear from other girls themselves :-)

Savoury Suchi " It was lovely meeting with you all. Its been ages since I have had so much fun. Had a great time chatting and laughing with you and of course a little bitching about our husbands :-) "

Spicy Soanl " hello everyone was indeed a lovely meet ...had such good time with you all ...
i am so glad u all liked my ltl sweet treat already looking frwd for our next meet :Pand suchi u said it so right we did our husband's bitching buh at the end of the day we still luv them so much ;)
for a change that was fair enough :)
thank u preeti hubby & daughter both njoyed ur bakharwadis ...
and ofcourse jayasri for treating us with those lovely little macroons

Piping Hot Preeti  "Hi Girls,
It was amazing meeting you all indeed!! I have had loads of fun, food and lovely time in London interacting with you all! You won't believe, as soon as I reached....... my boys(husband and son) escorted me to a dinner out cause they wanted to have fun too...
Jagruti I am glad the bakarwadis' were enjoyed! Will be hoping on to your blog now:)
Sonal agli bari ..bahot sare khane bada sara stock lana:)
Jayshree, thank you for coming over from that distance. It was lovely meeting you and I enjoyed the Macaroons:)
Charu and Nisha....Such lovely ladies..will keep in touch now.
Nupur, my dear..a big thank you for organising this meet and taking care of me.

Nutty Nisha " I totally agree with all of you. And like suchi said, havent had so much fun in a long time:) Absolutely looking fwd to the next meet and hope we can rope in more people.

Cool Charu " hey was an awesome day out...i cud nevr imagine i wud hv so much fun with people i dnt knw and tuk hardly minutes to become buddies...seriously felt like a college gal again...lukinh fwd to next meet.....kudos to our leader nupur for taking the initiative and to every one else for making it happen !!yeah gals...we rock !!!!!

Namkeen Nupur " It was Paav Bhaji for the main course and my mind immediately  flew to the game we played and I could not resist myself checking all the ingredients there :)
Lovely meet it was Ladies, thank you all for coming and making it possible..It was an absolute fun day out for me..
We will surely work upon the ideas we discussed today.. And will meet very soon again :)

Jammy Jaya " Hi girls, Thank you girls had such fun mingling with you all, it's been such a long time to be enjoying like this.thanks to nupur who made this happen & special thanks to Jags , who helped me out on this.., Hope you all had a good time with me too.., I felt I was too old for the group, when I first met you all, You all are young and awesome.., looking forward to meet you all once again.
cheers and Hugs

and last but not least
Jelly Jagruti " Hi Girls
It was lovely meeting you all, glad we all made it. had great fun with you gals.. what a day we had :-D Thank you Sonal for yummy pedas, Preeti your bhakharvadi already vanished, my family really enjoyed them. :-) Suchi, coming at your's for yummy kheer :-P

We all had fantastic time seeing each other and made promises that we shall meet more often ! While I had gala time with girls in London, kids and family thought about me.. will I be hungry when I'll come home ? How sweet :) So they thought about something easy to make and kept all the ingredients ready to make Pad Thai Noodles ! Perfect light and balanced dinner after having indulged yourself in calorie  loaded food.

You will need :- Noodles
  • 500 g rice noodles ( cooked )
  • 150 g bean sprouts
  • 50 g cabbage shredded
  • 200 g firm tofu
  • 1 small bunch spring onions ( white part , leave green part aside )
  • 3-4 tbsp minced garlic, ginger and red or green chillies
  • Handful of fresh chopped coriander
  • 50 g roasted peanuts chopped
  • 3-4 tbsp sesame oil
  • Lime wedges to serve
You will need:- Sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp tamarind pulp
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock ( I used stock cube )
  • 4-5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp  chili sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
Combine " sauce " ingredients in one bowl, stir well till sugar dissolves and leave it aside.
Heat oil in wok or frying pan, add white parts of onion and minced garlic, chillies and ginger.
Stir fry for 1 minute and add cabbage and stir fry another 2 minutes.
Now add the 1/3 of sauce and noodles, stir fry everything 1-2 minutes on medium to high heat.
Add tofu and keep mixing, It will break up into small bits and be distributed throughout the dish.
Keep adding sauce and continue stir fry about 4-5 minutes.
Add bean sprouts, folding them into hot noodles. Turn off the heat.
Check the seasoning.
Serve hot in a plate, sprinkle the green parts of the spring onion, coriander and roasted peanuts.
Add wedges of fresh cut lime on the side.
Enjoy HOT  Pad Thai noodles !!

Linking this to Shama's event Fast Food - Noodles.


  1. Looks like you all had a great time.

    Just wondering ... Pad Thai has a little thicker, flatter noodles, no?

    1. Nisha, I have used Rice noodles, and rice noodles are always thin, well in UK we get thin one, not sure about anywhere else.

  2. love pad thai and this veg version looks awesome.

  3. delicious noodles ...thank you linking in bhabhi...

  4. bhabhi...i couldn't c ur link, can u link it again.

  5. Oh what fun it was Jags...must meet again:) Arre your pad thai looks amazing and like the veg version! I think we get the flat noodles too in Tesco. Let me check:)

  6. Preeti, 100 % saachi vaat..:-) must meet again yaar ! This noodles from ASDA already cooked, I have seen flat noodles , but they are egg one, so I don't use those .

  7. Glad to follow you jagruti! Noodles look delicious!

  8. noodles are my daughter favorite....will try this delicious recipe for her....

  9. My favorite food. Love this.


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