How to make Vegetable Chowmein -

A quick and easy recipe to make flavourful and delicious Chowmein right in the comfort of your home

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese

Course : Noodles and Pastas


Vegetable Chowmein

Vegetable Chowmein 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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Vegetable Chowmein Recipe

  • Noodles boiled 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 1-2

  • Spring onion bulbs sliced 4-5

  • Small carrot peeled and cut into thin strips 1

  • Cabbage shredded 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 2 tablespoon

  • Spring onion curls to garnish

Method

Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps oil in non-stick pan, add garlic and ginger and sauté till raw smells disappear. Add green chillies and spring onions, mix and sauté till translucent.

Step 2

Add carrot and cabbage, mix and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 3

Add noodles, salt, soy sauce, red chilli sauce and 1 tbsp spring onion greens, mix well and saute for 1 minute. Add the remaining spring onion greens.

Step 4

Transfer the chowmein into a serving bowl, garnish with spring onion curls and serve hot.

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