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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.

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INGREDIENTS
  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
DIRECTIONS
  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.
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