Monday, May 2, 2011

Veg Chowmein

A complete meal...Perfect combination of all nutrients contributed by the vegetables and starch from the noodles.Flavoured with soya sauce, this chow mein brings out all the flavours of Chinese cooking.
Chow mein is a style of preparing noodles separately and then topping them with a choice of ingredients. Here I have used veggies like carrots, capsicums and cabbages(u can also add musrooms, baby corns or even paneer with this recipe).

Preparation Time: 15 mins.

Cooking Time: 20 mins.
Serves 4.


For the noodles:-

1 1/2 cups Boiled Noodles

(Boil Noodles in enough water.Do not overcook. Strain Noodles through cold water 2-3 times and drain water and set aside, add few drops of oil to the noodles to avoid sticking )

1/2 tbsp soya sauce
1/2 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tsp oil

For the vegetables:-

1/2 cup onions, sliced
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp garlic, chopped

1 tsp sliced capsicum
1/4 cup carrot, cut into thin strips
1 cup cabbage , chopped
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
The sauce to add with the vegetables:-Mix 2 tbsp soya sauce+1/2 cup water+1 tbsp cornflour and keep aside.
1/4 tsp peper powder

For garnishing:-

¼ cup spring onions, chopped


Mix together the sauce(vinegar,chilli sauce,soya sauce) and the noodles. Keep aside.
Heat the oil over a high flame and sauté the onions, ginger, and garlic for a few seconds.

Add the carrots, cabbage, capsicum, salt and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes till the vegetables soften.
Add the sauce (2 tbsp soya sauce+1/2 cup water+1 tbsp cornflour), peper powder and bring to a boil.
Cook till the water evaporates..Keep aside.
In a non-stick pan heat the refined oil and add the noodles.
Arrange evenly on the surface of the pan like making a pancake. Cook till the noodles are golden brown in colour and lightly crisp.

Carefully turn the noodles around cook over a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes and then slide them on a serving plate.

Serve immediately by mixing with the prepared vegetables and chopped spring onions...
Enjoy it with chilli paneer or any other chinese items...

U can also use sesame oil or olive oil as ur choice instead of refined oil...
According to taste vinegar, soya sauce and chili sauce can be increased or decreased.


  1. Drooling over that irresistible chowmein..yumm!

  2. Have to echo priya's sentiment - totally drool worthy!

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