Chow Mein is the Chinese term for stir fried noodles, which can be made in many different varieties. This is the vegetarian version.
|Preparation Time:||30 minutes|
|Dry Noodles||150 gm|
|Olive Oil||2 tbsp|
|Sesame Oil (optional)||1 tsp|
|Peanut Oil (optional)||1 tsp|
|Soy Sauce||3 tbsp|
|Chilli Sauce||1 tbsp|
|Carrot, Beans, Cabbage, Capsicum Chopped||1 cup each|
- Boil the noodles as per the directions on the package. Do not over boil, the noodles should be al dente, meaning boiled but firm. In Hindi, it’s know as khada.
- Drain the noodles in a strainer. Spread the drained noodles in a big plate and sprinkle a tbsp of soy sauce and a tbsp of olive oil. Toss them and make sure that all the noodles are well coated. Keep aside.
- Chop the vegetables coarsely and keep aside.
- Heat the remaining oils in a big wok. Add onions and beans and fry for a couple of minutes.
- Now add rest of the vegetables and toss. Immediately add the remaining soy sauce, chilli sauce and vinegar and mix well.
- Now add the boiled noodles and toss again. Cook till the time noodles are heated through. Chow Mein is ready to be served.
- For a complete Chinese meal, serve it with Hot and Sour Soup and Vegetarian Dumplings.
- The actual cooking of vegetables is done on a very high heat and for a very short duration so that everything stays crisp. So make sure that you have everything ready on the side before you start cooking.
- For best taste, do not over boil the noodles. Follow the instructions on the package.
- You can skip Sesame Oil and Peanut Oil if you don’t have it but they give a nice flavor to Chow Mein.