Vegetable Chow Mein ( Easy Chinese Cooking)


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A complete meal! a perfect combination of all nutrients contributed by the vegetables and starch from the noodles. Flavoured with hoisin sauce, this chow mein brings out all the authentic flavours of chinese cooking. Chow mein is a style of preparing noodles separately and then topping them with a choice of ingredients. Here we have used carrots, baby corn and mushrooms.

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Noodles
1 1/2 cups boiled noodles
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame (til) oil

For The Vegetables
1/2 cup onions , sliced
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) , chopped
1 tsp chopped celery
1/4 cup carrot , cut into thin strips
1/4 cup baby corn , cut into 4 , lengthwise
1 cup mushrooms (khumbh) , sliced
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1 tsp oil
salt to taste

To Be Mixed Together Into A Sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp cornflour

Method
For the noodles

  1. Mix together the hoisin sauce and the noodles. Keep aside.

For the vegetables

  1. Heat the oil over a high flame and sauté the onions, ginger, celery and garlic for a few seconds.
  2. Add the carrots, baby corn, mushrooms and salt and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes till the vegetables soften.
  3. Add the bean sprouts and sauce and bring to a boil. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. In a non-stick 150 mm. (6") diameter pan, heat the sesame oil and add the noodles. Arrange evenly on the surface of the pan to make a pancake. Cook till the noodles are golden brown in colour and lightly crisp.
  2. Carefully turn the noodles around cook over a slow flame for 3 to 4 minutes and then slide them on a serving plate.
  3. Serve immediately topped with the vegetables.
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 on 14 Mar 13 09:12 AM


Noodles topped with yummy healthy vegetables and flavored with hoisin sauce. All I can say is that use plenty of this lovely sauce.