RECIPE TYPE: main CUISINE: indo chinese
PREP TIME: 30 mins COOK TIME: 20 mins TOTAL TIME: 50 mins
veg chow mein recipe
veg chow mein recipe - stir fried noodles with mixed vegetables.
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for cooking noodles:
150 to 200 gms or 5.5 to 7 lb noodles (plain or whole wheat noodles or flat noodles)
5 to 6 cups water, 1.25 to 1.5 litres
tsp sesame oil or any other oil
for stir frying noodles:
to 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
cup grated or shredded carrots
cup shredded cabbage, green or purple cabbage
to cup finely chopped french beans
cup finely chopped onions or 1 small to medium onion or 1 medium spring onion, finely chopped (reserve the
spring onions for garnish)
cup thinly sliced capsicum/ bell pepper (green or yellow or red) or about 1 small to medium bell pepper
cup sprouts (optional)
to cup tofu cubes (optional)
1 tsp finely chopped ginger
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp finely chopped celery (optional)
2 to 3 green chilies, finely chopped (skip if making for kids) or to 1 tsp chili sauce
3 tsp soy sauce or add as required
1 tbsp tomato ketchup or add as required (optional)
tsp black pepper or white pepper powder, add as required
2 tsp corn starch + 2 tbsp water
tsp rice vinegar or regular vinegar
2.5 to 3 tbsp sesame oil or any other oil
salt as required, add in moderation as soy sauce already has a lot of salt
cook noodles according to the package instructions. the noodles don't need to cooked till al dente. since towards
the end we will be just tossing the noodles with the stir fried veggies.
drain the cooked noodles in a colander. rinse noodles in running water very well. this method stops the cooking
add tsp oil to the noodles. toss them well, so that the oil gets coated evenly on the noodles. this method gets
rid of stickiness from the noodles. cover and keep the noodles aside.
when the noodles are cooking, you can chop & grate the veggies.4.
prepare corn starch paste with 2 tsp corn starch and 2 tbsp water. keep aside.5.
heat oil in a pan or wok. on medium heat, first saute the green chilies, ginger and garlic for about 30 seconds.
green chilies add quite some heat in the dish. skip if you do not prefer them or if making for kids.
add chopped onions or spring onions. saute for a minute.7.
add sliced mushrooms and finely chopped french beans.8.
stir and saute on a medium flame till the edges of the mushroom get lightly browned.9.
add grated carrots, shredded cabbage and sliced bell pepper/capsicum.10.
stir and increase the flame to a high. stir fry everything on a high flame for 2 to 3 minutes.11.
add soy sauce. at this step you can also add tomato sauce or red chili sauce or green chili sauce. since i have
already added green chilies, i have not added the chili sauce.
season with black pepper or white pepper and salt.13.
stir everything and then add the corn starch paste. stir the corn starch paste very well before adding to the stir
stir and saute for a minute on medium flame.15.
add the cooked noodles. increase the flame to high. mix and toss the noodles with the stir fried veggies.16.
lastly add vinegar and give a final mix. switch off the flame.17.
serve veg chowmein steaming hot in serving bowls. you can also garnish these stir fried noodles with about 1 to18.
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