How to make American Chopsuey-SK Khazana -

An all-time favourite with Chinese food lovers that has nothing American about it

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Noodles (नूडल्ज़ ), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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American Chopsuey-SK Khazana

American Chopsuey-SK Khazana Recipe Card

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Chinese food is an integral part of the Indian culinary scene. In Indian Chinese cuisine the food is modified to suit Indian palate. In this Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques are adapted to Indian tastes and contain larger offering of vegetarian dishes. Today, it is not only enjoyed by the Indians but is also highly appreciated in in Malaysia, Singapore and North America.  
Foods tend to be flavoured with Indian spices such as cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and turmeric, which are traditionally not associated with authentic Chinese cuisine. Hot chilli, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds, dry red chillies, black pepper corns and yogurt are also frequently used in Indo Chinese dishes. This makes Indian Chinese food similar in taste to many dishes of Singapore and Malaysia, which have strong Chinese and Indian cultural influences.
Non-staple dishes are generally served with generous helpings of gravy, although they are also available without gravy. Culinary styles often seen in Indian Chinese fare include chilli where the food is hot and batter-fried; Manchurian which consists of a sweet and salty brown sauce; and Szechwan sauce which is a spicy red sauce. These are generally not used in authentic Chinese food preparation.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet & Sour

Ingredients for American Chopsuey-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Noodles boiled 200 grams

  • Oil 2 tablespo to deep fry

  • Ginger chopped 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Medium onion sliced 1

  • Bean sprouts 1/4 cup

  • Cabbage shredded 1/2 cup

  • French beans diagonally sliced 5-6

  • Medium carrot cut into strips 1

  • Medium green capsicum cut into strips 1

  • Vegetable stock 2 cups

  • Cornflour 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tomato ketchup 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Eggs 2

  • Spring onion greens chopped for garnish

Method

Step 1

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Spread noodles in it and deep-fry, turning sides, till golden brown and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add ginger, garlic, onion, bean sprouts, cabbage, French beans, carrots and capsicum, toss and sauté for 2 minutes. Transfer into a plate and set aside.

Step 3

Wipe the pan clean with a tissue paper. Pour 1½ cups vegetable stock into it and heat.

Step 4

Take cornflour in a bowl, add remaining stock and mix well to make a slurry.

Step 5

Add salt, pepper powder, soy sauce, tomato ketchup and chilli sauce to the vegetable stock, mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 6

Add some of the cornflour slurry, mix and cook till the sauce thickens. Add vinegar, mix well and simmer for 1 minute.

Step 7

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in another non-stick pan. Break eggs into it, sprinkle salt and pepper powder on top and cook sunny side up till the eggs are cooked.

Step 8

Add some of the sautéed vegetables to the sauce and mix well ensuring that all the vegetables are well coated with the sauce.

Step 9

Place the fried noodles disc in a serving plate, pour the prepared sauce with vegetables on top, garnish with spring onion greens and place the fried eggs on top.

Step 10

Serve immediately.

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