A bowl of this spicy noodle deliciousness is what you need for an easy weeknight dinner or when you’ve unexpected guests at home. Cashew Chicken Noodles has tons of flavour going on in there and you wouldn’t dare order a takeout again!
I set foot in the Army Base at Pathankot after a month or so of our wedding. One of the things that I noticed first was my soldier husband calling on his immediate senior officers. He was finding out which day and time was convenient and if the lady of the house was okay with it.
‘Calling on‘ is one of the legacies from the Olde England that we in the Indian Army and other Forces continue. This is one of the first things you do after moving to a new station. You present yourself formally attired by around 7- 7.30 pm and the host and hostess receive you, offer a drink and you engage in polite conversation. You would be offered light snacks and in half an hour or so you ‘beg leave’ of your hostess. It can also be a dinner where you are introduced to other members of the regiment. Here’s where your good manners are established and so do you as a pucca sahib.
However, this is just the best part.
Now, when you have a husband who conveniently forgets that he has agreed to a ‘calling on’ and you have got a family standing on your doorstep to be invited in, all hell breaks loose. I make a dash to the kitchen and find out if I can whip up something in five minutes. The sole purpose of ‘calling on’ i.e. giving the hostess adequate time to be prepared is lost. That’s how I came up with easy peasy recipes. Well, all thanks to him!
I have always loved experimenting with different flavors and this Cashew Chicken Noodles show up regularly around here. Noodles and stir-fries are my go-to on busy weeknights. The crunchy veggies, roasted cashews, the red-hot chilies and the juicy chicken chunks give the noodles the deliciousness that would wow your guests.
I have used plain noodles here but you can substitute with egg noodles or use gluten-free rice noodles for a gluten-free version.
Quick and easy to make, totally easy to customize with veggies and protein of your choice, and tossed with a delicious sauce, Cashew Chicken Noodles will kick up a notch ♡
Marinate and fry your chicken bites, saute the veggies and chicken, and give a good toss together with cooked noodles in the sauce and dish it up – Happiness in a bowl is ready! Substitute chicken with tofu for a vegetarian version.
Cashew Chicken Noodles Recipe:
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