Veg Chow Mein
Veg Chow Mein is a very popular street food.
Chow mein is a Chinese recipe enjoyed by everyone, especially in winters.
It is one of the most popular fast foods in which noodle are stir fried with the vegetables and sauces.
Chaw means stir fried and Mein means noodles.
- ---for boiling noodles
- 1 pack Noodles
- 1 litre Water
- 1 tbsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Oil
- ---for chow mein
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 4-5 cloves of Garlic – finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger – finely chopped
- 1 medium Onions - sliced
- 1-2 small carrots-julienned
- ½ medium Red Bell Pepper - julienned
- ½ medium yellow Bell Pepper - julienned
- ½ medium Capsicum - julienned
- ¼ medium Cabbage – cut in to thin strips
- Boiled Noodles
- 1-2 tsp Red Chilli Sauce
- 1-2 tbsp Soya Sauce
- 1 tbsp tomato sauce (optional)
- 1 tbsp Vinegar
- Salt to taste
- ¼ tsp black pepper(optional)
- 4 tbsp Spring Onions roughly chopped
For Boiling Noodles In a large pot heat water, add salt and bring it to a rolling boil then add the raw noodles and let them cook according to package instructions. Usually it takes 3-4 minutes. Not to over cook the noodles, to check pick a noodle and stretch it should be stretchy and break.
Once cooked remove the noodles in a strainer
Wash with cold water.
Add a tbsp oil.
Mix gently and keep aside for further use.
Heat a pan or wok, add oil
Add ginger, garlic and saute for a minute
Now add onion, carrots, green chillies and saute for one more minute.
Now add, cabbage and bell peppers, saute for a minute on high heat.
Then add boiled noodles.
Add red chilli sauce, soya sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar, salt and pepper
Toss it properly until well mixed. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes on high flame.
Then switch off the flames and add spring onions. Mix and serve immediately and garnish it with spring onion.
- Do not overcook the noodles, take them out before they are completely cooked to avoid the mushy Chow Mein.
- Applying oil will help to prevent the noodle to stick with each other.
- While stir frying the vegetables and noodles keep the flame high.
- Keep all the vegetables, sauces, and noodles ready before you start the stir-frying as there is no time left while cooking on high heat.
- Using tomato sauce is optional,if you are not using it add little bit of sugar to balance all the flavours.
- If you are using an iron wok make sure to heat it really well before you start cooking, then you can reduce the heat little bit. It will prevent the noodles from sticking with the wok .
Try this Easy Veg Chow Mein Recipe and let us know how it turned out for you. We would love to hear from you.