Saturday, April 13, 2013

Making of Simple Vegetable hakka noodles and our debate about BPA

Yesterday our home turned into a assembly house, because me and my hubby were debating about plastic use in our home. Would you like to know how we started the discussion, which ended as a debate? Here is the story....
My husband's lunch box is made of plastic and recently I learned a lot about the BPA (Bisphenol A), a chemical compound found in plastic ware that is known to cause different types of cancer. So, I replaced his plastic box with a pirex glass box, and now he keeps complaining that box is too heavy. My point is to serve the healthy and safe food to the extent I could and his point is that if the plastic is not safe to use then why they are selling in the market? I was not surprised by his question, because I know this would be the question that everyone will ask if you talk about BPA. Very lately the effect of this compound on the health came into light, and some countries like Canada banned the use of the plastic that contain BPA. Now, America bans baby bottles with BPA. And also you can find many water bottles and thermal flasks that say BPA free in the market. BPA is carcinogenic (Cancer causing) compound, it is known to show some hormonal effect on cancer cells, it will proliferate the cells very fast thus aiming the rapid spread of cancer in your body. Presently, lot of research is in progress on this compound, in our lab (in my college) we are testing on breast cancer cells. So, friends I highly recommend you to use the BPA free plastic ware and replace your plastic lunch box with a glass box and also make sure your water bottles are BPA free. I hope this post is helpful to you. Finally, I did not tell you about how we ended the debate, I showed him some research articles on BPA and now he agrees with me (Woo hoo!!! :)).

Coming to Vegetable hakka noodles,



Ingredients:
Hakka noodles: 1 packet (200g)
Vegetables of your choice-1 cup
Black pepper powder-1/2tbsp
salt to taste
oil-4tbsp
Whole red chili-4

Method:
Take a large pot of water and bring it to boil with little salt, then add noodles and cook till they are tender. Then drain all hot water and add cold water. Heat 4tb of oil in a frying pan and add red chili. Fry it till they turn golden brown and remove them with the help of spoon. Now dump all the vegetables and saute till they turn little tender under high flame. Make sure you do not burn them, keep stirring. When all the vegetables are done add salt and pepper powder and add in noodles and mix well. Cook for 2min by continuously stirring them and serve hot. These noodles are simple to make and very delicious in taste. Try it and you will love it!!!



7 comments:

  1. Hakka chowmein looks so delicious,Deepthi!! Lovely idea of using glass boxes instead of BPA containing plastic ones! :)
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  2. Super tempting noodles, makes me hungry..well done dear.

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  3. I have become fan of your cooking just by looking at these wonderfully prepared noodles.
    Deepa

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  4. wow..that is simple, delicious & tummy filling indeed!!! Found your blog through food bloggers cafe :) Happy to follow!

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  5. Thank you all for stopping by!! :)

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