Veg Chowmein

veg chowmein

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Chowmein is an all-time hit with the kids and adults alike. To make the dish healthier, you need to add the vegetables in higher quantities. This will also make the dish more colourful and appealing. Add baby corns, mushrooms, peas or any other vegetable … the choice is yours! In the end, just throw in a little soya sauce, chilli sauce and vinegar and you’ll have the authentic Chinese flavours come forth on your table.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People 20-25 Minutes 20-25 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 packet store-bought long noodles
  • 1 carrot, cut into fine long strips
  • 1 capsicum, cut into fine long strips
  • 1 cup cabbage, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil/butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 inch long ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp chilli sauce
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar

Method

Step 1

Break the store-bought noodles into smaller parts.

Step 2

Heat water in a deep utensil and submerge the noodles. Add a little salt and oil in water.

Step 3

Once the water starts boiling, put the noodles in it and boil for 8 – 10 mins.

Step 4

Cook noodles until ‘al dente’, which means ‘just cooked’. Make sure the noodles don’t get overcooked.

Step 5

Turn off the gas, drain the hot water and wash noodles with cold water.

Step 6

Heat oil / butter in a heavy-bottom pan and add ginger, carrot, capsicum and cabbage.

Step 7

Give all the ingredients a nice stir. Let it cook for 2 mins.

Step 8

Next, add noodles, salt, soya sauce, vinegar, chilli sauce and a pinch of black pepper.

Step 9

Mix all the ingredients properly for 2 – 3 min on high flame.

Step 10

Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories 144 Kcal
Proteins 1.9 g
Fat 10.5 g
Carbohydrates 11.2 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 252 mg
Potassium 138 mg