Tuesday, 31 May 2016

PAN FRIED AMERICAN CHOP SUEY NOODLES


If you meet an Indian person on the roadside in India and you ask him what his favourite food is, if he is adventurous, chances are, that he will say "Chinese". Of course, this is not real Chinese cuisine, but it is Indian Chinese (otherwise known as Chindian or Indo-Chinese, by some) and is enjoyed tremendously with spices and more seasonings, along with American sweetness. Among those who love it are popular Indian actors such as Shahid Kapoor (who is also a vegetarian), Anushka Sharma and singer, Kumar Sanu. 

This dish is amazing because it features crunchy and crispy noodles, as well as lots of nutrition and vitamins from the vegetables all topped with a sweet-sour-spicy sauce, like an American chop-suey.

INGREDIENTS:
Noodles boiled: 1 cup (Maggi)
Oil: For pan frying + 2 tbsp for sauce
Capsicum: ¼ cup
Bean sprouts: 1/4 cup
French beans: 1/4 cup, parboiled
Carrot juliennes: ¼ cup, parboiled
White onion: 1/2 (cut into cubes)
Spring onions: 2 tbsp
White onions: ½
Garlic: 1 tbsp
Soy sauce: ¼ cup
Tomato ketchup: ¼ cup
2 tbsp chilli garlic sauce
2 tbsp sweet Thai chilli sauce
Salt to taste
Dash of mushroom seasoning
Dash of crushed black pepper
Corn starch or arrowroot powder to thicken

METHOD
1. Prepare sauce first. Heat oil and add garlic and onion. Cook till garlic turns brown. Add vegetables and cook for a little more time.

2. Mix in all the sauces with a bit of water and cook well. Season with mushroom seasoning, salt and pepper. Use corn starch if needed to thicken.

3. In a pan, heat more oil and pour in noodles. Cook on one side till brown and crispy and then flip over like a pancake to cook on the other side. This is what gives the noodles its crispiness.

4. Transfer noodles into a bowl and top with sauce and vegetables. Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.


2 comments:

  1. chowringhee is a brand of restaurant which too much famous and its services is known for serving. resturent menu order

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    1. Dear Ms Tanisha, thanks so much for this. I don't mind trying it. The issue is I am in Singapore, not in India. If there is a branch in Mumbai, I will try it when I next visit. Rgds, Divina

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