Veg Chow Mein

Although Chow Mein or Chinese Stir Fried/Sautéed Noodles originated in China it is extremely popular in India as part of Indo-Chinese food which honestly, I think is the best of both worlds. Chow Mein can be vegetarian with vegetables like cabbage, carrots, beans etc. or sometimes using even paneer or non vegetarian with the use of chicken, pork or beef. This recipe is vegetarian but you can add in some chicken or any other meat in the mix too. Just stir fry the meat before adding the vegetables @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 10 mins

COOK TIME:10 mins

YIELDS: 3

Ingredients

  • Noodles 1 packet
  • Onion 1, cut into thin slices
  • Red cabbage 1 cup, thinly sliced
  • Kikkoman Soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • Bibigo Korean Gochujang Sauce 2 tbsp
  • Lee Kum Kee Black Bean Garlic Sauce 1 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Black pepper 2 tsp
  • Red bell pepper ½, cut into strips
  • Green bell pepper ½, cut into strips
  • Yellow bell pepper ½, cut into strips
  • Orange bell pepper ½, cut into strips
  • Garlic 3-4 cloves, finely chopped
  • Red chili flakes 2 tsp
  • Oil 2 tbsp

Method

  • Cook noodles according to box directions. Drain and keep aside.
  • Heat oil. Sauté chopped garlic and red chili flakes.
  • Add in chopped red cabbage and onion. Keep the heat high. Sauté for a minute on high.
  • Add in bell peppers. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Add cooked noodles. Stir fry. Add black bean sauce, soy sauce, black pepper and gochujang sauce. Stir to combine. Check the seasoning. Add a little salt if needed. Remember black bean sauce and soy sauce are both very salty. Turn the heat off. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can use spaghetti for this recipe. It works equally well if you do not have chow mein noodles in hand.

The vegetables
Sauté garlic and red chili flakes
Add onions and red cabbage
Add peppers
Add the noodles
Add black bean paste, soy sauce, gochujang and black pepper
Veg Chowmein is ready
Veg Chow Mein
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