Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai

Spicy Vegetable Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a popular cuisine of Thailand. It is typically made with rice noodles and tossed in peanut oil with a few crunchy vegetables and spices. The ingredients are sautéed together in aWok and then tossed in pad Thai sauce, which gives the dish its signature tangy salty flavor with a hint of sweetness.

Pad Thai is one of the harder Thai dishes to get right.  It requires not just a good recipe, but also a good understanding of Thai cooking techniques, spices, tastes and flavors. have tried making it few times before but now I can say confidently that I have finally learnt the technique.  I am sure I will keep improvising until perfect. 

Sharing this quick and amazing recipe with you. I am sure you all will love it.

Ingredients for Sauce for Pad Thai

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce (low sodium organic) 
  • 1/4 brown sugar  
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter  
  • 2 tbsp Asian style orange ginger sauce 
  • 2 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce   
  • 2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce  
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1 tsp black pepper  
  • 1 lime (unpeeled and chopped fine) or lemongrass   
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic  
  • 2 tbsp crushed ginger  
  • 2 tbsp unsalted peanuts (firstly chopped) 
  • Few scallions chopped fine (both whites and green part 
  • 3 tbsp peanut oil

Ingredients for Sautéing Vegetables 

  • 1/2 cup tofu cut in cubes  
  • 1/4 cup broccoli (florets) 
  • 1/3cup onions or shallots sliced 
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, sliced  
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, sliced  
  • 1/4 cup Bean sprouts  
  • 1/3 cup snap peas 
  • 2 tbsp grated carrots 
  • 12 oz Pad Thai noodles (thin rice noodles)

Directions for Boiling Noodles

  1. Boil the water in a pan
  2. When it’s boiling, add the noodles
  3. Keep stirring in medium heat for 2 mints and then switch off the heat 
  4. Let the noodles soak till it becomes little soft
  5. Make sure it still remains little crunchy and not too soft
  6. Drain the water from the noodles and rinse under cold water. Keep it aside

Directions for Sauce

  1. Combine all the ingredients of the sauce in a mason jar and shake it well 
  2. Set aside

Directions for Pad Thai

  1. Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet  
  2. When it’s hot, add chopped shallots, crushed garlic and crushed ginger. Stir for 2 minutes
  3. Add the sliced onions, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, grated carrots and broccoli florets and stir until they begin to brown
  4. lastly, add the bean sprouts and diced tofu
  5. Make sure to keep the vegetables little crunchy. Once done, Keep it aside
  6. Now, Add 1 tbsp oil
  7. Add the noodles to the hot pan and stir fry for a minute
  8. Add the sauce and stir until the sauce is starting to thicken and stick to the noodles
  9. If the sauce is too thick, add 2 tbsps. of hot water 
  10. Now, Add the vegetables to it and carefully toss to combine
  11. Remove from heat
  12. Stir in the chopped peanuts
  13.  Add salt and pepper
  14. Transfer the pad Thai to a serving bowl and garnish with the more chopped peanuts and scallions
  15. Add more chili sauce or sriracha sauce if wanted spicy
  16. Serve hot with lime wedges

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