Veg Chowmein Recipe

Street Style Veg Chow Mein Recipe

Chowmein, which is originally a Chinese food, is very popular in India.
Vegetable Chowmein is basically stirred and fried noodles with lots of veggies. These are smooth velvety noodles with crunch from the veggie which is flavored with Chinese sauces.

Veg Chowmein not only tastes good but the addition of fresh vegetables also adds up high nutritious value to it. To make it healthier you can go for whole-grain noodles and also you can increase the number of vegetables used in it.

Veg Chowmein is quite popular as a street food and children love this dish due to its tanginess, smoky flavor, and crunchy texture.

To make Veg Chowmein at home follow this detailed step by step recipe with photos below.

Chowmein Recipe

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Ingredients

  • Chowmein – 100 g
  • Water, to boil – 2 glasses
  • Salt – 2 teaspoon or as per taste
  • Oil – 2 tablespoon
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Ginger, grated – 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic, grated – 5 to 6 cloves (Optional)
  • Capsicum, thinly sliced – 1 piece
  • Green Chilli, chopped – 2 medium sized
  • Red Bell pepper, thinly sliced – 1 piece
  • Carrot, thinly sliced – ½ piece
  • Cabbage, shredded – 50 g
  • Onion, sliced – 1 piece (Optional)
  • Paneer pieces, cube shaped – ¼ cup
  • Spring Onion, chopped – 1 tablespoon for garnishing
  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Chilli Flakes – 1 teaspoon
  • Soya Sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato Sauce – 1 ½ tablespoon
  • Oregano(Italian Herbs) – ¼ tablespoon
  • Black Pepper Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • White Pepper Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Vinegar – ¼ teaspoon
  • Cheese Cube, grated – 2 cubes (Optional)

How to make Veg Chowmein

Boiling the Chowmein

       Method 1 – In a Cooker
  • Take two glasses of water in a cooker. Add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of oil to the water.
  • When the water boils, add noodles.
  • Cover the cooker with lid and take 1 whistle.
  • Open the lid of the cooker and check the noodles.
  • Drain the hot water from the noodles through a sieve.
  • Wash twice with cold water and drain in a sieve.
  • Washing with cold water prevents further cooking.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil to it and gently mix them. This will ensure noodles do not stick with each other.
  • Spread these noodles on a plate and let them cool down
Veg Chowmein Recipe
        Method 2 – In a Pan
  • Take two glasses of water in a large pan Add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of oil to the water.
  • Bring the water to full boil. Add noodles in boiling water.
  • After 3 minutes, check whether the noodles have boiled.
  • To check, take one noodle and press it. If the noodle easily gets pressed, then they are boiled otherwise boil them for some more time and repeat the step until properly boiled.
  • Drain the hot water from the noodles through a sieve. Wash twice with cold water and drain in a sieve.
  • Washing with cold water prevents further cooking.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of oil to it and gently mix them. This will ensure noodles will not stick with each other.
  • Spread these noodles on a plate and let them cool down.
Easy Chowmein Recipe
  • Please note, the cooking time of vegetables for making chowmein is very less, so you need to keep the vegetables ready before you start cooking.
  • Once all the vegetables are cut, put a large pan on the gas and put oil and butter in it.
  • Add grated ginger & garlic and chopped green chillies. You can also use ginger-garlic paste.
  • Saute them for 30 seconds only.
  • Put all the vegetables – red bell pepper, carrot, onions, cabbage, capsicum, paneer in the pan and saute them on a high flame. Do not cook the vegetables for more time otherwise the vegetables will become soggy.
  • After 2 minutes, make a gap in between the vegetables and add soya sauce, tomato sauce and vinegar in the specified quantities. Adding sauces in the gap will give noodles a smoky flavor.
Veg Chowmein
 
  • Sprinkle salt, black pepper powder, red chilli powder, white pepper powder.
    Mix very well.
  • Lower the flame and add noodles and mix well gently with light hands such that the noodles do not break.
  • Sprinkle oregano, chilli flakes and add grated cheese.
  • Cover the pan with a lid or a plate and cook for five minutes.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with spring onion and serve hot.

Veg Chowmein Recipe Tips

which add magic to your recipe!!!

Tip 1

Add 1 teaspoon of oil to the noodles while boiling and 1 teaspoon of oil after draining the cold water as well. This will ensure noodles will not stick with each other.

Tip 2

Do not overcook the vegetables.

Tip 3

You can modify the quantity of the vegetables as per your requirement and taste.

Tip 4

You can also add mushrooms, beans.

Tip 5

Keeping in sight the health benefits, you can use olive oil instead of refined oil

Tip 6

Spreading the noodles in a plate will ensure that the noodles will cool down faster and will not stick with each other.

Tip 7

Washing with cold water prevents further cooking.

Tip 8

You can also add pizza-pasta sauce.

Tip 9

Cheese slices can also be used in place of grated cheese.
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Priti agarwal
Priti agarwal
6 months ago

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