American Chopsuey

In this recipe noodles are fried golden crisp and dipped in vegetables cooked in a tangy sauce. Classic American Chop Suey is a pasta dish of macaroni, onion and ground beef cooked in thick sauce. This recipe is Indo Chinese variation with vegetables cooked in Chinese sauce and served with fried noodles.

  1. Noodles...1 bunch
  2. Capsicum...1/4 cup , julienned
  3. Carrots...1/4 cup , julienned
  4. Cabbage ...1/4 cup , julienned
  5. French Beans...1/4 cup, julienned
  6. Tomato sauce...1/2 cup
  7. Soya sauce... 1 tsp
  8. Chili sauce... 1 tsp
  9. Ginger... 1 tsp , grated
  10. Onion...1 , thickly sliced
  11. Corn starch ... 2 tsp
  12. Salt ... very little
  13. Oil ... for frying
  14. ...serves about 4
  1. Boil the noodles till just about soft , strain and immediately soak in cold water for 5 minutes .
  2. Sprinkle 2 tsp corn starch and gently coat the noodles. Deep fry the coated noodles in very hot oil till golden brown , if required , in batches.
  3. Pan fry the julienned vegetables , onion for 3-4 minutes in medium to high heat.
  4. In a wok , add 250 ml water/ vegetable stock , 1/2 cup tomato sauce , 1 tsp soy and chili sauce, grated ginger , 1 tsp corn starch , a pinch of salt and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the pan fried vegetables and simmer for at least 10-12 minutes or till the sauce thickens to desired consistency.
  6. In a serving dish , make a bed of fried noodles , spread the sauce on top of noodle bed and serve hot and crisp.