Prep 35 m
Cook 10m
4 - 6


    225gm (8oz) rice noodles

    50gm (2oz) Chinese dried mushrooms

    225gm (8oz) frozen petit pois (peas)

    225gm (8oz) Chinese leaves

    3 tbsp ground nut oil

    3 tbsp finely sliced garlic

    1 tbsp finely chopped fresh root ginger

    6 fresh red or green chillies, de-seeded and finely shredded

    6 water chestnuts (peeled if fresh, rinsed if tinned), sliced

    3 spring onions, finely shredded

    Salt and white pepper to taste

    Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

    For the curry sauce

    2 tbsp light soy sauce

    3 tbsp Madras curry powder (substitute at a push with regular curry powder or tandoori masala, add some cayenne powder and mustard powder to it, based on personal tolerance level)

    2 tbsp apple juice or white grape juice

    1 tbsp sugar

    400ml (14fl oz) tinned coconut milk

    Salt and pepper to taste

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Ingredient Substitution Guide


1. Soak the rice noodles in a bowl of warm water for 25 minutes and then drain them in a colander or sieve.

2. Soak the mushrooms in warm water for 20 minutes then drain them and squeeze out the excess liquid. Remove and discard the stems and finely shred the caps into thin strips.

3. Put the peas in a small bowl and let them thaw. Finely shred the Chinese leaves. Heat a wok or large frying pan over a high heat until it is hot.

4. Add the oil and, when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the garlic, ginger and chillies and stir fry the mixture for 30 seconds then add the water chestnuts, mushrooms, Chinese leaves, spring onions, 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of white pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute. Then add the rice noodles and peas and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes.

5. Now add all the sauce ingredients and season with ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper, then continue to cook over a high heat for another 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Turn the noodles onto a large warm platter, garnish with the coriander leaves and serve at once.

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