American Chopsuey

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American Chopsuey represents the confluence of western and oriental cuisines, and when served with fried noodles, it is often considered an overseas adaptation of the popular Chinese dish, Chow Mein. Chopsuey is essentially sautéed veggies flavoured with sauces and thickened with corn flour. When served atop crisp-fried Hakka noodles, it makes a truly sumptuous treat that is both filling and tasty!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Crispy Noodles
4 cups parboiled hakka noodles
oil for deep-frying

For The Chopsuey Topping
1/2 cup sliced onions
1/2 cup capsicum strips
1/2 cup carrot juliennes
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup boiled noodles
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour
2 tbsp oil
1 cup tomato ketchup
2 tsp chilli sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
salt to taste

For the crispy noodles

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add 2 cups of hakka noodles and spread it evenly to form a layer and deep-fry till it turns crispy and golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  2. Repeat step 1 to deep-fry the remaining noodles. Keep aside.

For the chopsuey topping

  1. Combine the cornflour with 1½ cups of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the capsicum, carrot and cabbage and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the boiled hakka noodles and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomato ketchup and chilli sauce, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the cornflour-water mixture, vinegar, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the sauce thickens, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Divide it into 2 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Just before serving, place one portion of the crispy noodles on a serving dish and top it with one portion of the chopsuey evenly over it.
  2. Repeat step 1 to make 1 more plate.
  3. Serve immediately.

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 on 18 Aug 15 07:04 PM

Love this recipe. i hv tried once.. and it becomes my foteh.. ita wonderful.. super yummy.. and vry easy to cook
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Tarla Dalal    Glad you liked the recipe. Please keep trying our recipes and post your valuable feedback as we would love to hear.
19 Aug 15 01:57 PM
 on 24 Mar 15 03:14 PM

This chinese recipe is one of my favourite. The crispy noodle base with the chopsuey on top tastes amazing. The chopsuey is slight sweet and tangy in taste. The tomato ketchup used in the recipe is one of the main ingredient to get the perfect taste.
 on 23 Jul 11 12:07 AM

made this many times since the last 20 yrs. from the book vegeterian cooking but in that the ingredients for the sauce mentioned 3/4 cup of vinegar and sugar each instead of 1/4 cup. why this difference.
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Tarla Dalal    This recipe has been modified today, we have used less vinegar and more of tomato ketchup, try this recipe we are sure you will enjoy it
31 Mar 15 04:31 PM
Foodie #631896    It is the best
04 Apr 15 09:34 AM