American Chopsuey

 

Ingredients (for 3-4 servings)

1 packet Noodles

½ cup beans (chopped)

½ cup carrot (thinly chopped)

½ cup capsicum (chopped)

½ cup cabbage (chopped)

2 medium onion (finely chopped)

7-8 garlic cloves (finely chopped)

½ inch ginger (finely chopped)

1 tsp soya sauce

1 tsp chilli sauce

1 tbsp tomato sauce

5 tbsp corn flour

2 tsp vinegar

2 tsp sugar

2 tbsp oil

¼ tsp black pepper powder

Oil for frying noodles

Salt as per taste

Water as required

 

Method (How to make American choupsey at home)

Boil 6 cups water in a large pot or a deep pan and bring it to boil over medium flame. When it start boil, add dried noodles, 1/2 tablespoon oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Boil until noodles are soft, it will take around 4-5 minutes. Stir occasionally in between. Turn off the flame drain excess water. Wash with cold water to remove excess stickiness.

Take the boiled noodles in a large bowl, sprinkle 2 tablespoons corn flour over it and toss gently. Spread them on a large plate and again sprinkle 1-2 tablespoon corn flour over it. Let them dry at room temperature for at least 30 minutes to remove excess moisture.

Heat oil in a deep kadhai or pan deep fry boiled noodles till crispy and keep aside.

Dissolve 2 tablespoons corn flour in 1/2 cup water and keep aside.

Boil carrot and French beans with a pinch of salt in water over medium flame for 3 minutes. Drain water and transfer them to a plate. Keep them aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in another pan over high flame. Add chopped ginger and chopped garlic and saute for few seconds.

Add onion and capsicum, saute for 3-4 minutes.

Add boiled vegetables, cabbage and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add soy sauce, chilli sauce, sugar, vinegar, tomato ketchup, black pepper powder and salt.

Mix well and cook for a minute.

Add 2-cups water and bring it to boil. When it starts to boil, reduce flame to low and cook for 3 minutes.

Add dissolved corn flour and mix well.

Stir and cook over medium flame until sauce turns thick, darker in color and coats the vegetables for approx. 2-3 minutes.

Turn off the flame. Place crispy fried noodles on a serving plate and pour prepared vegetable sauce mixture over it.

 

Veg American Chopsuey is ready to serve.