Turmeric Chicken Noodle Bowl

Turmeric Chicken Noodle Bowl

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.

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Fiery Prawn Noodle Soup

Fiery prawn noodle soup

Fiery Prawn Noodle Soup Recipe

I’ve always hesitated to buy seafood in Gurgaon because, well no sea. But since I’m currently unemployed with no place to be and nothing else to do, I thought I’d buy some good looking seafood and cook some delicious things. Some big prawns and blue crab caught my fancy at the supermarket and I promptly picked them up. The prawns were plump and gorgeous, costing just about the same as they do back home. So did the blue crab. Anyway, with the prawns, I knew what I wanted to do. A spicy Thai style fiery noodle soup. That’s also because I spotted some fresh Thai red chillies.

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Ginger Miso Ramen Bowl with Mushrooms

miso ramen

Ginger Miso Ramen Bowl with Mushrooms

I’ve only had miso things at restaurants and I don’t even trust them to put a good amount of miso or even the real deal in there. So basically I never really knew what miso actually tasted like. But I went ahead and bought myself a jar from Amazon. After using it I can safely say that it’s the magic ingredient that can make soups and broths taste like nothing else. It’s a good thing. This miso ginger ramel bowl is essentially the product of some old stock cube, a couple of mushrooms, ginger and miso. All this bubbling away for just about 15 mins gave me a fragrant and delicious broth. Some ramen was cooked and put into it along with a boiled egg. Dinner was served.

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Hot and sweet curry noodle bowl

noodle bowl

This hot and sweet curry noodle bowl is the result of yet another “makeover for leftovers”. Leftovers are great to work with because most of the work has already been done. In this case, I already had cooked chicken and the chilli honey¬†paste in my fridge. All I had to do was cook some noodles (which takes just about 5-7 mins), make a curry style broth and assemble it all together.

This one turned out to be a lot more delicious than it looks, trust me. It truly validates my faith in simple cooking. And don’t worry about what you have or don’t have. If you don’t have noodles, make this with rice. If you don’t have chicken use leftover cooked veggies or even just a potato will do.

Yield: 2 servings

Prep + cooking time: 15-20 mins


Leftover cooked chicken (or meat or veggies) – 1 cup shredded

Cooked noodles – enough for 2 portions (I had Ching’s hakka noodles in the pantry and used one packet of it)

Garlic – 3-4 cloves crushed

Chilli honey paste Р1 tbsp or more (recipe here)

Any herbs like basil or lemongrass – handful crushed/torn

Chicken/veggie stock cube – 1 (omit it if you don’t have it or don’t like it, but it adds a lot of flavour to the broth)

Oil – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves – handful chopped

Fried egg – 1 for each bowl

Water – 3 cups


Heat oil in a pan and add garlic with the chilli honey paste and cook till it turns aromatic.

Add chicken and saute for a minute. Now add water along with the stock cube, herbs, some salt and let it come to a simmer.

Turn of the heat and keep it aside.

Place noodles in the bowl and pour the broth over. Top with fried egg and lots of coriander leaves.


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