How to make Vegetable Pad Thai Noodles with Basil Foam -

A classic Thai dish – noodles cooked with pad thai sauce and served topped with basil foam.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice noodles (राईस नूडल्स ), Pak choy (पाक चौय)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Vegetable Pad Thai Noodles with Basil Foam

Vegetable Pad Thai Noodles with Basil Foam Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Vegetable Pad Thai Noodles with Basil Foam Recipe

  • Rice noodles flat 250 grams

  • Pak choy 2 medium bunches

  • Button mushrooms stems removed 5-6

  • Spring onions with greens 2

  • Birds eye chillies fresh 3

  • Carrot peeled and cut into diamonds 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves sliced 6-7

  • Tofu cut into batons and fried 50 grams

  • Bean sprouts ¼ cup

  • Basil leaves a few for garnishing

  • Lemon wedges for garnishing

  • Vegetable stock ½ cup

  • Tamarind paste 3 tablespoons

  • Sweet soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Oyster sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Palm sugar 2 teaspoons

  • Dark soy sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli sauce 1 teaspoon

  • Basil leaves paste 3-4 teaspoons

  • Fresh cream 50 millilitres

  • Coconut milk 50 millilitres

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Bring sufficient water with salt to a boil in a deep non-stick pan. Add noodles and switch off heat. Set aside for 5-7 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.

Step 2

To make pad Thai sauce, heat together vegetable stock, tamarind paste, sweet soy sauce, oyster sauce, palm sugar, dark soy sauce and chilli sauce in a non-stick pan. Mix well and simmer for 4-5 minutes or till the sauce thickens. Switch off heat, cool down to room temperature and refrigerate.

Step 3

Roughly chop pak choy. Cut mushrooms into cubes. Finely chop spring onions with greens. Slice bird’s eye chillies.

Step 4

To make basil foam, put coconut milk, cream, basil paste and salt in a bowl. Whisk till well blended. Strain the mixture.

Step 5

Transfer the mixture in a cream whipper and charge with a cartridge of nitrogen oxide and shake hard a few times. Refrigerate.

Step 6

To make pad Thai noodles, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add half the garlic and sauté for 1minute. Add bird’s eye chillies, spring onion bulbs and carrot and toss for ½ minute.

Step 7

Add mushrooms and salt and toss. Sauté for 1minute. Add pak choy and tofu and toss well. Sauté for ½ a minute and remove from heat.

Step 8

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick wok. Add remaining garlic and sauté for a minute. Add noodles and 1 ladleful of pad Thai sauce. Toss and stir-fry on high heat for 1 minute.

Step 9

Add 1 more ladleful of pad Thai sauce, toss and cook for 1minute. Add sautéed vegetables, mushrooms, tofu, spring onion greens and bean sprouts. Toss and cook for 1 minute.

Step 10

Transfer pad Thai noodles onto a serving plate. Top with basil foam, garnish with basil leaf and lemon wedge and serve hot.

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