Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles

Delight your tastebuds with these nutty and savoury noodles that are truly comforting.

Winters are calling, and with that, the cravings for all things hot hit the roof. Nothing does it better than my soul-warming Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles.

Delicious with a kick of umami flavours, these noodles are apt for any occasion- weeknight dinners, lazy Sunday lunches, or evening snacks for your kids. The ingredients are straightforward and easily available in your pantry.

Peanut butter and sesame oil add richness to the sauce while ensuring the glaze sits well on the noodles. I’ve only added red capsicum to my recipe but you can add more veggies to the mix suited to your taste. These delicious noodles have my kids’ hearts and mine too.

Servings 2 persons
Course Main Course
Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients for the Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles

(1 cup=200 ml, 1 tbsp=15 ml)

¼ cup Peanut Butter
4 – 5 tbsp Light soy sauce (Kikkoman)
2 – 3 tbsp (Anantya) Cold pressed sesame oil
1 tbsp Brown sugar
1 – 2 tbsp Chili paste (sambal oelek or sriracha)
1 – 2 tbsp Garlic minced
1 tbsp Ginger grated
½ cup Green onions finely chopped
¼th Red capsicum thinly sliced
Salt to taste
Vinegar to taste
2 – 3 tbsp Toasted sesame seeds
1½ cups Boiled noodles (flat Thai rice noodles)
½ cup water

Instructions for the Sesame Peanut Butter Noodles

1. Heat sesame oil in a pan. Sauté ginger and garlic on high heat.
2. Sauté the red capsicum for 2 minutes. Let the crunch remain.
3. Add in peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, chili paste and water.   Cook for 1 – 2 minutes.
4. Add in the boiled noodles.  Season and add salt (usually the soya and peanut butter contains salt).  Add in the vinegar and scallions.  Mix well. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.
  1. You can increase or decrease the spice (sriracha or sambal oelek) as per your taste.
  2. You can substitute sugar with honey.
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