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Pad Thai is authentic and most popular Thai dish and street food in Thailand. It is also most requested or ordered dish in the restaurants too .. We have tasted in many of Thai restaurants and we love it so much . So I started doing at home from that day. It has lovely balanced flavor of sweet, sour and spice taste with crunchy peanuts on top is so wonderful, and adding more sprouts and tofu makes the dish healthy too.

Ingredients :

Rice noodles - 1/2  packet ( Called pad thai noodles which is flat or it is also called Banh pho)
Egg - 3
Spring onions - 1/4 bunch chopped 1 inch pieces (green part)
Pickled Radish - few (optional)
Bean sprouts - 1 cup
Tofu - 1 cup cubed
Coriander leaves - few chopped
Lime wedges - 2

For Pad Thai sauce :

Garlic - 2 cloves chopped very fine
Shallots - 1/4 cup chopped finely
Tamarind extract - 2 tbsp
Brown sugar - 1 tbsp
Soy sauce - 2 tbsp
Chili sauce - 1 tbsp
Crushed peanuts - 2 tbsp
Sesame oil - 1 tbsp
Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp

Method :

1. Soak the rice noodles in the boiling water for 10 minutes as instructed in the package. Make sure not to over cook the noodles, as it spoils the whole dish.
2.Drain it and wash in the cold water.
3. Now for making sauce heat the pan with that sesame and vegetable oil
4. Add the crushed garlic and onion. Saute till golden brown.
5. Add the sauces, tamarind , brown sugar, salt and cook for some time.
6. Once it is slightly thickened keep it aside.
7. Now in the frying pan add the tofu and roast till you get golden brown.
8. Remove it and keep aside.
9. Add the egg and salt and scramble it , don't over stir it be cos we need
big chunks.
10. Now in a big pan add the rice noodles,sauce, Roasted tofu,Bean sprouts,Green onion, egg and required amount of salt toss well so that everything has to be blended well.
11. Garnish with little coriander and crushed peanuts on the top.
12. Serve hot hot with chilli sauce or pickled chilli and lime wedges.

Note :

1. You can adjust the sourness, spice level and sweet according to your taste. The measurement for the sauces which i have given is the way we love. But play and use the amount according to your preference.
2. you can do more sauce store in the fridge and use later too.
3. Since I am vegetarian I substituted soy sauce instead of fish sauce.
4. Since we like mild flavor the noodles look mild brown color.
5. For variation you can also add any veggies of your choice.
6. For lemon grass variation you can also add crushed lemon grass while the sauce is cooking and remove it when it is done. This gives nice lemon grass flavor to the sauce..

Unknown  – (August 26, 2009 at 5:56 PM)  

Thanks for sharing this recipe...I love Pad thai...shall try this soon..its the first thai dish I tasted, thats how I love Thai food now...  – (August 26, 2009 at 6:25 PM)  

Wow...dis is one of my favourites among thai cuisine...have never tried it at home till nw...will surely give a looks yummy!

PriyaRaj  – (August 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM)  

Wow my Favourite recipe .....going to grab the plate........looks very yummy ....nice presentation..

Vrinda  – (August 26, 2009 at 6:37 PM)  

This is my hubby's fav,he makes with shrimps,looks perfect pavitra,beatifully presented...will post his version soon...

Mangala Bhat  – (August 26, 2009 at 6:50 PM)  

One of my Favs ..Looks yummy! nice presentation as always .:) Thankx for sharing

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (August 26, 2009 at 7:48 PM)  

looks great... I dont like the smell of fish sauce - but I am sure I will love this...

Padma  – (August 26, 2009 at 7:51 PM)  

Lovely dish and presentation Pavithra... feel like having some :)

Anu  – (August 26, 2009 at 7:54 PM)  

Wow nice recipe.. Thanks for sharing its my hubby favorite. Will surely give a try... Looks yummy and nice presentation..

Gita Jaishankar  – (August 26, 2009 at 8:30 PM)  

I was also thinking of tryng this dish as my hubby had this recently and liked it very much...thanks for sharing this recipe...looks very delicious :)

Nandinis food  – (August 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM)  

WOW! Pad thai , we love thai cuisine. Nice presentation. Even we don't like fish sauce.

Unknown  – (August 26, 2009 at 9:10 PM)  

Wow!!Complete vegetarian recipe of Pad thai...Ive seen so many recipes which contains oyster sauce..I will try out u'r recipe..
Looks yumm!!

Renus Kitchen  – (August 27, 2009 at 12:28 AM)  

Pavithra, you made my day....I love this dish so much and had no idea to cook it..... thank you so much for sharing this recipe....and as always amazing clicks !!!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (August 27, 2009 at 12:49 AM)  

A scrumptious dish! I love Thai food! Yummy!



Sum Raj  – (August 27, 2009 at 1:37 AM)  

lovly presentation...mouthwatering click huh..

chef and her kitchen  – (August 27, 2009 at 1:40 AM)  

looks yummy..other than the jaggery and egg I also do the same way..

Aps Kitchen  – (August 27, 2009 at 2:22 AM)  

Tht Thai dish luks so inviting can u get me a plate of tht :P...

GEETHA ACHAL  – (August 27, 2009 at 2:49 AM)  

Really Superb...WIll try it. Thanks

GEETHA ACHAL  – (August 27, 2009 at 2:50 AM)  

இங்கே வந்து பார்க்கவும்..

Priya Suresh  – (August 27, 2009 at 3:40 AM)  

Lip smacking dish, my fav...awesome presentation Pavithra..

Saritha  – (August 27, 2009 at 4:26 AM)  

Lovely looking dish,nice presentation :)

lissie  – (August 27, 2009 at 6:54 AM)  

yummy dish... nice presentation!

Preeti Kashyap  – (August 27, 2009 at 7:36 AM)  

i love pad thao and kao pad....thanks for sharing the recipe...looks yummm dear.

Anupama  – (August 27, 2009 at 8:46 AM)  

Looks very authentic Pavi!!!!

நட்புடன் ஜமால்  – (August 27, 2009 at 9:31 AM)  

that's a great idea, you share non-Indian dish too.

will try sooner ...

Sarah Naveen  – (August 27, 2009 at 9:53 AM)  

Wow!!!Wow!!!Looks yummalicious!!!!!

Trish  – (August 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM)  

Love love love Pad Thai. And gosh, you presented it so very beautifully...Seems like everyone here loves it too!  – (August 27, 2009 at 10:19 AM)  

feels like having right now from ur plate
Have tagged you, do check my blog dear!

Vijitha  – (August 27, 2009 at 10:40 AM)  

Lovely pad thai. I am coming home for dinner!

Pam  – (August 27, 2009 at 10:44 AM)  

I love pad Thai but have never made it on my own - thanks for the great recipe.

Reeni  – (August 27, 2009 at 11:07 AM)  

This looks so delicious! I love pad thai!! I have it on my menu for the upcoming week.

Menaga Sathia  – (August 27, 2009 at 11:18 AM)  

super dish pavithra,one day i will try it

kamalabhoopathy  – (August 27, 2009 at 12:01 PM)  

Hi pavi,
I too a vegetaran never tried any thai dish. i will try this dish soon. nice presentation

Parita  – (August 27, 2009 at 12:37 PM)  

i love your presentation! its fantastic!

Anonymous –   – (August 27, 2009 at 1:27 PM)  

I never had this but I am going to do it as I like these kind of noodle dishes. I would just omit the egg or use tofu scented with black salt for the egg. This is a beautiful presentation. I sent u the email

Rush  – (August 27, 2009 at 2:57 PM)  

i love...absolutely adore Pad thai...have u ever been to Noddles & Company? its reminding me of that...ur noodles look fab!!

Jyoti V  – (August 27, 2009 at 3:23 PM)  

Wow it looks so delish ! Nice presentation.
Thx for sharing..:)

Vaishali  – (August 27, 2009 at 3:43 PM)  

Looks delicious. Hope you're sending something to IAVW Malaysian too! :)

Palidor  – (August 27, 2009 at 6:47 PM)  

Ohh, I love pad thai! I made it at home sometimes, but here tamarind paste is so expensive that I don't make it as often as I would like.

Varsha Vipins  – (August 27, 2009 at 11:34 PM)  

cool pavi..u made this at love this dish n urs look so always I'll add..:)

Unknown  – (August 17, 2010 at 1:48 PM)  

Pavithra...looks exactly like what i see in thai restaurant.Looks so yummy....

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