Schezwan Noodles  Recipe

Schezwan Noodles Recipe

20 mins
2-3 people
10 mins



Ah, let me take you on a culinary journey filled with bold flavors and fiery spices. Today, I want to share a personal experience that's deeply intertwined with the vibrant world of Schezwan noodles. Picture this: It was a chilly evening, and I found myself craving something hearty and comforting. That's when I stumbled upon the enticing aroma of Schezwan noodles wafting through the air, beckoning me to indulge. Little did I know that this dish would become a staple in my kitchen, bringing warmth and satisfaction with every bite.


Now, let's dive into the heart of this tantalizing recipe, but before that, let me share a quick interesting fact. Did you know that Schezwan noodles, while originally from China, have been adapted to suit Indian palates, resulting in a unique fusion of flavors that's loved across the nation? It's fascinating how food transcends borders and cultures, isn't it?




Recipe of Schezwan Noodles


Serves: 2-3

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins





  • 1 packet Noodles
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tbsp Salt (for boiling noodles)
  • 1 tsp Whole dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp Chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp Sliced onion
  • 1 tbsp Sliced capsicum
  • 1 tbsp Sliced cabbage
  • 1 tbsp Julienne of carrot
  • 1 tbsp Pickled ginger
  • 1 tbsp Spring onion bulb, sliced
  • 1.5 tbsp Schezwan sauce
  • 1 tsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Spring onion greens, chopped





  1. Boil the Noodles: Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add 1 tbsp of salt and 1 tbsp of oil to the boiling water. Cook the noodles until they are 75%-80% done. Drain the water and spread the noodles on a clean surface. Drizzle some oil over them to prevent sticking.

  2. Prepare the Vegetables: Cut the carrot, onion, capsicum, and cabbage into thin juliennes. Slice the whole dry red chili into diamond shapes. Prepare pickled ginger juliennes and slice the spring onion bulb.

  3. Stir-fry the Aromatics: Heat oil in a wok. Add chopped garlic and dried chili diamonds. Stir-fry until fragrant. Add all the juliennes of vegetables and give them a quick stir-fry, retaining their vibrant colors and crispiness.

  4. Add Noodles and Sauces: Add the pre-cooked noodles, pickled ginger, spring onion bulb, Schezwan sauce, soy sauce, black pepper, salt, and vinegar to the wok. Stir-fry the mixture, ensuring the sauces and spices coat every noodle evenly.

  5. Adjust Consistency: If the noodles seem dry, add a small amount of the boiled water used to cook the noodles and continue cooking until the mixture dries out to perfection.

  6. Add Spring Onion Greens: Finally, add the chopped green part of spring onions to the noodles. Stir well to combine.

  7. Serve: Your sizzling Hot and Spicy Schezwan Noodles are now ready to be served! Garnish with more spring onion greens for an appealing finishing touch.


Enjoy the delightful fusion of flavors in this Indo-Chinese favorite!




About the Recipe:


Indulge in the fiery fusion of flavors with Chef Ajay's Schezwan Noodles! Inspired by the rich culinary heritage of both China and India, this dish perfectly balances spicy Schezwan sauce with an array of fresh vegetables, creating a symphony of taste and texture on your palate. Whether you're a spice enthusiast or simply craving a flavorful meal, these noodles are sure to delight your senses.



Cooking Tips:


  1. Use a high flame to achieve the perfect stir-fry texture and to retain the crunchiness of the vegetables.
  2. Be cautious while adding salt, as Schezwan sauce already contains salt. Adjust according to taste.
  3. Keep the vegetables slightly crunchy to add texture and freshness to the dish.
  4. Strain the noodles thoroughly after boiling to prevent them from becoming soggy.
  5. Experiment with different vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli to add variety to your dish.



Pairing Guide:


  • Pair Schezwan noodles with a refreshing cucumber salad to balance out the spice.
  • Serve with a side of crispy spring rolls or vegetable dumplings for a complete Asian-inspired meal.
  • For a fusion twist, enjoy with a glass of chilled mango lassi or a tangy tamarind cooler.




FAQs about Schezwan Noodles:


  1. What is the origin of Schezwan noodles?

    • Schezwan noodles originated in the Sichuan province of China but have gained immense popularity in India due to their adaptation to local flavors.
  2. How spicy are Schezwan noodles?

    • The spiciness of Schezwan noodles can vary depending on the amount of Schezwan sauce used. Adjust the spice level according to your preference.
  3. Can I make Schezwan noodles without Schezwan sauce?

    • While Schezwan sauce adds authentic flavor to the dish, you can substitute it with chili garlic sauce or a combination of soy sauce and chili flakes for a similar taste.
  4. Are Schezwan noodles vegetarian?

    • Yes, Schezwan noodles are typically vegetarian, made with stir-fried vegetables and noodles tossed in spicy Schezwan sauce.
  5. Can I make Schezwan noodles ahead of time?

    • Yes, you can prepare the vegetables and sauce ahead of time and store them separately. Combine them with freshly boiled noodles just before serving for the best taste and texture.
  6. How can I make Schezwan noodles less spicy?

    • To reduce the spiciness of Schezwan noodles, you can use less Schezwan sauce or balance it out with a touch of sweetness from honey or sugar.
  7. Can I add meat to Schezwan noodles?

    • Absolutely! Feel free to add cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu to your Schezwan noodles for a protein-packed meal.
  8. What vegetables are commonly used in Schezwan noodles?

    • Common vegetables used in Schezwan noodles include bell peppers, onions, carrots, cabbage, and spring onions.
  9. Can I use any type of noodles for Schezwan noodles?

    • While traditionally made with egg noodles, you can use any type of noodles such as rice noodles or wheat noodles based on your preference.
  10. How long does it take to cook Schezwan noodles?

    • Schezwan noodles can be cooked in approximately 20-25 minutes, including preparation and cooking time. Adjust the cooking time based on the type of noodles used and desired texture.