Cooked again with – Sesame Soba Noodles with Cucumber, Bok Choy and Mixed Greens

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Yet again we got a chance to try out the gourmet recipe by Chef Narender Singh with the help of The dish was indeed very different as you don’t expect Japanese cuisine to serve you many options in vegetarian. If it would have been a case of walk-in to a restaurant, we would not have ordered this thinking that how will it taste but surprisingly, it was yummy!

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These noodles are made from buckwheat flour and have a corresponding strong and nutty flavor. Many buckwheat noodles have some wheat flour in them, which means they are not gluten free. However, pure buckwheat soba can be found – it’s stronger in flavor and really delicious, and gluten-free. We generally find dried soba noodles in packets, but keep your eyes open for fresh soba at Asian Markets. Dried soba look like flat spaghetti and is usually light beige to dark brown-gray in color. Try soba in our recipe Cook Gourmet style.

Portion Size: 4
Preparation Time: 25 times
Calories: 550

For dressing:
¾ cup Orange Juice
3 tbsp Peanut Butter
2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 tbsp chopped ginger
¾ tsp finely grated orange peel
1 tbsp soy sauce
¾ tbsp garlic cloves
1 ½ tsp Lime Peel
1 ½ tbsp chopped red bell peppers
4-5 tbsp Canola Oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

For Noodles:
230 gm Soba Noodles
1 tbsp chopped red bell peppers
1 tsp sesame oil
300 gm Baby greens (spinach leaves)
100 gm Bok choy sliced
1 cucumber, cut into matchsticks
¾ cup fresh cilantro
¾ cup chopped coriander
¾ chopped mint
10-12 roasted peanuts
2-3 lime wedges


  1. Prepare Noodle Dressing – In a blender, add orange juice, peanut butter, rice vinegar, lime juice, ginger, orange peel, soy sauce, garlic cloves, lime peel and red bell peppers and puree until mixture is smooth. While the blender is running, add canola oil gradually. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Boil Soba Noodles – In a large saucepan, add 1.5 liters of water and 1 tsp salt. Bring water to a boil, add soba noodles and cook for about 5-6 minutes, until they are tender but still firm to bite. Remember noodles will also be cooked while we mix them with veggies later. To stop the noodles from cooking further, rinse them with cold water; drain well. Drizzle noodles in strainer with sesame oil and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Cook Soba Noodles with Greens – In a large non-stick pot/ kadhai over medium high heat, add boiled noodles, baby green, bok Choy, cucumber, cilantro and mint. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add Noodle Dressing – Add noodle dressing, red bell peppers and toss to coat for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and switch off the heat.
  5. For Final Serving – Garnish with cilantro sprigs and crushed peanuts.


Happy Cooking!

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