Sunday, December 20, 2009
Lagmon is a little difficult to make, but if you try, you can make it. If it seems to hard to make these noodles, then go ahead and buy ready made ones. But I always make them myself, as it seems a lot tastier to me. Just try to make once, and you will do better with each time.
150 ml cold water
1 tbsp salt
Flour as needed
100 ml water adding 1 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of soda
Some vegetable oil for greasing
300 gr of meat (lamb or beef)minced or cut in long thin strips
80 ml of vegetable oil
2 onions, peeled and sliced
100 gr of cabbage, shred
2 medium sized tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 turnip, peeled and cut in thin strips
1 carrot, peeled and cut in thin strips
1 capsicum, cleaned from seeds and cut in long strips
Fresh chopped coriander and dill
4-5 cloves of garlic, cut in small cubes
Salt to taste
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp of fresh ground pepper
1 tsp of ground coriander
Prepare the dough: put an egg in to the water, slightly beat, add in salt and finely mix. Start adding flour, until you will form slightly hard dough. Cover it and let it rest for 15 min.
Prepare the water for lubricating dough. Add salt and soda to 100 ml of water and mix until completely dissolved.
Take your dough, rinse your hand in lubricating water and press down the dough with fingers and fists. Knead once again so that salt-soda solution soaked in to dough. Again cover it for 15 min. Repeat this process for 3 times(you must knead your dough with salt-soda solution for 4 times, each time leaving it for 15 min). Then divide the dough into small equal portions and roll by the palms, to form a balls. Put each ball to your work surface and roll it with your palms in long strips. Length and thickness must be approximately as pencil. Grease them with oil, cover and let rest for 10 min. Now try to roll each peace into thiner strips. It must look like vermicelli. Boil 2 liters of water in pan, add some salt. Cook your noodles until they are soft. Rinse in cold water and drain well. Add some oil in and mix carefully. Your noodles are ready!!! Offfff :)
Prepare the gravy. We call it "Say":) Heat up the oil in wok. Put in meat and fry until brown, add in onions fry until they are transparent, put all the vegatables and fry until half ready. Pour enough water to cover the vegetables and bring to boil. Let it simmer for 15 min, add in salt and spices. Serve putting some noodles and topping them with gravy, sprinkle some fresh chopped coriander and dill.
I know you are tired:) so sit and enjoy your "Lagmon".