Feb 1, 2010

AMERICAN CHOP SUEY

This recipe is often displayed under chinese menu but obviously not an authentic Chinese one. This is one of the most common dishes that is served in restaurant in India. A delightful preparation of crispy noodles served with vegetables and a tangy sauce. One of my favourites.

I have been looking for this recipe since quite some time, but i never got one which can match with that tangy taste I used to get back home.
Today I was again on the mission of searching for one and then i decided to combine a few steps from there and then further costomised it as i remember back home.
And here it was, exactly what i was looking for and taste we were craving for since our move here.

Before i forget what did i do, i decided to write it down. I am sure i am going to need it again.

Ingredients
3/4 cup boiled noodles
1½ cups crispy fried noodles
2 cups Shredded Cabbage
½ cup spring onions, cut
½ cup beans (I used white beans with Tomato sauce )
½ cup French beans, ( If you wish, I didn't add those )
½ cup carrots, sliced (parboiled)
1 capsicum sliced ( I used mix of green and yellow)
½ cup baby corn, cut into pieces
½ teaspoon Ajinomoto powder(optional)
1 teaspoon chilli sauce
1 tablespoon oil
salt to taste

For tangy sauce
1 cup vegetable stock ( I used 1 ready made veg stock tablet available in the market)
¼ cup brown vinegar
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup water
2 tablespoons cornflour
1 tablespoon soya sauce
¼ cup Tomato puree
2-3 tablespoon Tomato ketchup

Method
1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan, mix well and bring to a boil. Cook until the sauce is thick. Keep aside.



2. Heat the oil in another pan and add the vegetables and Ajinomoto. Stir fry over a high flame for 3 to 4 minutes.



3. Add the prepared sauce, boiled noodles, chilli sauce and salt and cook for a few minutes.



4. Add half of the fried noodles and mix well.


5. Serve hot, topped with the remaining fried noodles.



Did you know , Literal translations of this recipe name means 'savoury mess'.
Can't agree more ;o)

16 comments:

Nithya said...

Hey Lopa I am extremely impressed and proud of u... wow u took pics at every stage and posted them. This recipe for sure i am gonna try... above all this tane kahu- moh ma paani aavi gayu... Wish i knew some magic n this could just come alive on my desk...
Keep up the great work.. waiting for more delicacies to come up.. I will share mine too... Its gonna be real fun...

Nithya said...

One more thing.. I missed out..
I love this template and the spices spicing up this page

nameera said...

oye!hoye!u teaching cooking also..
I didn't go through the blog..but!merko direct khane ko deti toh acha hota! :P

~ Lopa said...

@ Nithya 

Yeah, remember that saying? A pic is worth a thousand words ! hehehe some thing like that...:)
It is always easier when something is accompanied with pictures, but not very good quality photos though as when that thought crossed my mind to shoot and put on blog what i was cooking, i had already started cooking and it is too much for me to handle the camera so i took photos with my phone !
I am happy that you liked it, May be this way we would be able to share more recipes as that e-mail thing wasn't quite working out well.

So you liked the template? It took me one hour to search the one similar to what was in my mind, hehehe and in that procedure i even came across some other templates which changed appearances of my other blogs too :oD

~ Lopa said...

@ nameera 

Hehehe, not teaching re, cant when i am learning myself ;o) Trying to put my experiments at one place so next time i don't forget how i had done it earlier, saves some of my time i spend on google search you see, hehehe
There is nothing to go through blog, yet.... hehehe it was born just yesterday midnight ;o)

Come here, direct khane ko dugi :o)

dev said...

Wow ! Great blog girl! Kudos and Cheers for this one! ;)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

hey Lopa, thanks for dropping by and leaving your valuable comments..sooji halwa is not something you can have during fasts...Like its said..festivals are different to different people..to some its fasting and to some its mere an offering..So enjoy your way of celebrating to the fullest..in between want to try american chopsuey preety soon...one suggestion..let us enjoy the recipe by giving us a visual treat of big pictures...it will really look wonderful.

Thanks
Muskaan

~ Lopa said...

@ dev

thanks bf :)

~ Lopa said...

Thanks Muskaan,

Both for your visit and suggestion :)

Actually i thought so, only if i had nice high resolution pictures.

Idea struck me while cooking and so couldn't go to fetch camera and so clicked with whatever was handy, i.e. my iPhone :)

Will surely implement your suggestion in upcoming post :)

Parita said...

Welcome to blogosphere Lopa! I was in swiss last yr and i know what you mean by necessity is the mother/father of all inventions..lol..appreciate your efforts for step by step pics, wonderful!

Jagruti said...

Lovely blog with great dish...:-))first time here...do visit me if you can..

cheers

Lizzy said...

Hey, you started a food blog! I'm so happy! Can't wait to see more!!!

Aledys Ver said...

Hey Lopa, I didn't know you had started a food blog! I love cooking, and especially eating hehe and at home we love Indian food (what we know here as Indian food, of course) so I'm delighted!
I wish you "heel veel succes!" :o)

~ Lopa said...

@ Parita & Jagruti

Thanks for dropping by, commenting and those encouraging words.
Looking forward to more tastier sharing :o)

~ Lopa said...

@ Lizzy
Hey, you found me ;o)
You are one of my inspirations in food blog and cooking ! Let's see how does this new endeavour go :o)

~ Lopa said...

@ Aledys Ver

Aaaah see "word of mouth" is the best marketing strategy, hehe
I didn't mention this blog on my other blog, as i thought to do so when i am more regular on this one, hehe
And I am so surprised seeing all the comments, i think that is because we all are fond of eating hehe
Dank je voor jouw wensen :o)

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