Turmeric Chicken Noodle Bowl
It’s that time of the year again when the city chokes on smog and gives you little hints of winter on the side. Delhi winters are lovely and I can’t wait for the smog to clear up and for the real fog to hinder my visibility. Not to forget the layers and layers of clothes to be buried under. But it’s soup season, so all is well. Let me bring you turmeric chicken noodle bowl. Why turmeric, you wonder? It’s because I had some leftover chicken in its turmeric, chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, and green chilli marinade.
You could, of course, replace the chicken with more vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and anything else. I did add some of it in this one too. These kinds of noodle bowls are so easy to put together and you can alter it however you like. I didn’t have egg noodles so I used some red rice vermicelli, which is also great so who cares. Make this while the temperature outside is dropping but you can stay warm and cosy inside.
Chicken – 250 gm (I used 3 thigh pieces)
Mushrooms – 4 big ones cut into thick slices
Carrots – 1/2 – 3/4 cup thick strips
Ginger – 1 inch pieces sliced
Coriander leaves and stems separated – handful
Fish sauce – 1 tbsp
Chinese five spice – 1 tsp (optional)
Turmeric – 1 tsp
Noodles or vermicelli – 1 portion cooked
Egg – 1 fried sunny side up
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
Turmeric – 1 tsp
Green chilli – 1 chopped
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – of 1 lemon
Marinate the chicken in all the marinade ingredients overnight.
In a cooking pot or a pressure cooker place the chicken, mushrooms, carrots, coriander stems, ginger and just a touch of salt (don’t use too much because you’ll be adding fish sauce later), and 2 cups of water.
Bring it to a boil and then lower the heat to let it cook. It should take around 10 mins if the chicken pieces are medium sized.
Now add the fish sauce and give it a taste. Adjust seasoning if you have to.
In a bowl, ladle the broth with the vegetables and chicken, add the noodles, coriander and top it all with a fried egg.
Your bowl of comfort is ready for you to tuck into bed with while you binge watch Stranger Things 2, which, by the way, I thought was a drag.