Soba Noodles in Hot Peanut Sauce

Some days you have all the time to linger over a meal and serve it piping hot, right off the stove. And for the other not so leisurely ones, you have soba! Traditionally served cold, these are so easy to put together and perfect pick me up dinner for sultry summer evenings. Team it up with a glass of sake and these are totally unbeatable. I got you at sake, didn’t I ? Well! What else could one ask for when the temperatures are soaring! Try this recipe and you can thank me later.

Soba Noodles in Hot Peanut Sauce


  • Soba noodles (green or black. I prefer green but either is great)- 150gm
  • Carrot (peeled and cut into thin strips)-1
  • Purple cabbage (cut into thin strips)-1 cup or you could add regular cabbage or lettuce for the crunch
  • Peanut butter (normal or reduced fat)-2 tablespoons
  • Low sodium light soy sauce- 1 tablespoon
  • Honey- 2 tablespoons
  • Rice wine vinegar (not to be confused with rice wine or mirin)-1.5 tablespoons
  • Sesame oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Chili-garlic sauce (or Sriracha sauce)- 1 tablespoon or to taste (make sure not to add too much of it as it is quite salty and combined with soy sauce might make the dish quite high on salt
  • Garlic (minced)- 1 clove
  • Ginger (chopped)- 1 tablespoon
  • Spring Onions (chopped fine)- ½ cup
  • Toasted sesame seeds- 3 tablespoons
  • Hard boiled egg (optional)-1


  1. Boil the soba noodles as per packet instructions, drain and place under running tap water to stop the cooking process. The noodles do not take very long (5 -7 minutes at most) to cook so check intermittently making sure not to overcook
  2. Mix all the ingredients for sauce (number 4 -11) in a small bowl and keep aside
  3. Once the noodles have cooled down add the chopped vegetables (except spring onions) and mix with the prepared sauce
  4. Garnish with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds and serve with a side of hard-boiled eggs. You could also add roasted peanuts for an added crunch
  5. This is a complete meal in itself but you could also add cooked and diced tandoori-chicken to the noodles or even pan-fried tofu (see here for an easy tofu recipe- for an added protein punch


Calories (per serving)- 120
Nutrition- Protein/Fiber/ Vitamin B-1/Magnesium/Zinc/Potassium/Iron
It does wonders for your- Muscles/Gut/ Heart/Bone health/Metabolism
This is “My 8pm Meal”

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  • Reply
    July 27, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Asmita! I want!

    • Reply
      July 28, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Sending you one virtually for now. For real when you are back here! :))

    • Reply
      July 30, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Come back soon and will cook you a feast 🙂

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