Vegetable Chow Mein


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Chow mein is a style of preparation where the noodles are prepared separately and then topped with a choice of ingredients, according to your taste. Here we have used carrots, baby corn and mushrooms.

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Makes 4 servings
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For The Noodles
3 cups boiled hakka noodles
1 tbsp hoisin sauce

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

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

Other Ingredients
1 tsp sesame (til) oil

For the noodles

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

For the vegetables

  1. Heat the oil in a wok over a high flame and sauté the onions, ginger, garlic and celery 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 the prepared sauce and bring to a boil. Keep aside.

How to proceed

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