Chow Mein is a very tasty and popular stir-fried noodle dish from China that is made with vegetables only or with meat or egg. Chow means stir-fried and Mein means noodles. It is very popular dish in India and other countries too as an evening food or as dinner.
|Main Ingredients||Noodles, Mushroom,|
vinegar, Soya sauce
Plain noodles- 150 to 200 grams
Water – 5 to 6 cups
Salt- ¼ teaspoon
Refined oil- 4 teaspoon
Sliced button mushroom- 1 cup
Grated carrots- ¾ cup
Shredded cabbage- ¾ cup
Finely chopped french beans- ⅓ cup
Finely chopped onions- 1 medium
Finely chopped spring onions – for garnish
Thinly sliced capsicum- ¼ cup
Bell pepper- 1 medium (yellow or red)
Finely chopped ginger- 1 teaspoon
Finely chopped garlic- 1 teaspoon
Finely chopped celery- 1 teaspoon
Finely chopped green chilies- 2 to 3 teaspoons
Soya sauce- 3 teaspoons
Tomato ketchup- 1 tablespoon
Black pepper- ½ teaspoon
Regular vinegar- ½ teaspoon
salt as required
Boil water in a bowl. Add 1 tsp oil which will help to prevent the noodle strands to stick with each other. Boil the noodles for 2-3 minutes. Drain the water and rinse noodles with cold water and keep aside till you stir fry the vegetables.
Heat oil in a pan. Saute the green chilies, ginger and garlic for about 30 seconds on medium heat.
Add chopped onions and Saute for a minute.
Add sliced mushrooms and finely chopped french beans.
Stir and saute on medium flame until the edges of the mushroom become lightly brown.
Add grated carrots, shredded cabbage and sliced capsicum, chopped celery and bell peeper
Stir and increase the flame to a high. Stir fry everything for 2 to 3 minutes on a high flame.
Add soya sauce and tomato sauce
Add salt and black pepper
Stir and saute on medium flame for a minute.
Add the cooked noodles. Increase the flame to high. Mix and toss the noodles with the stir fried vegetables.
Add vinegar and just mix well to chow mein before switching off the oven.