American Chopsuey, Jain Recipe

American Chopsuey ( Jain Recipe)

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What a blast of flavours and textures! The combination of fried noodles, boiled noodles and sautéed veggies gives this recipe a wide range of textures, while a medley of sauces gives it an exhilarating flavour.

This recipe does not use boiled veggies. Raw veggies are simply sautéed with salt for a few minutes and added to the sauce, in order to retain their crunch and natural flavour. This is a totally Jain -friendly recipe, but when you taste it you will never find out that it does not have ginger, onions or garlic.

Serve this Jain-friendly American Chopsuey immediately upon preparation, in order to enjoy the crispness of the fried noodles and the juicy crunch of the veggies.

Corn and Cheese Quesadillas , Lebanese Minty Rice Soup , Mexican Vegetable Faheeta , Olive and Tomato Pasta and Spinach and Cottage Cheese Quiche are a few other Jain-friendly international recipes.

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American Chopsuey, Jain Recipe recipe - How to make American Chopsuey, Jain Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp cornflour
1/4 cup Jain tomato ketchup
2 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
2 tbsp oil
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup thinly sliced coloured capsicum
1/2 cup diagonally cut baby corn
1/2 cup diagonally cut french beans
salt to taste
3/4 cup boiled noodles
3 cups fried noodles

For the sauce

    For the sauce
  1. Combine all the ingredients along with 1½ cups of water in a sauce pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 6 minutes, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Heat the oil in a broad non-sick pan, add all the vegetables and salt, mix well and cook on a high flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the prepared sauce and boiled noodles, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Spread the fried noodles in a serving deep dish, and pour the prepared vegetable mixture evenly over it.
  4. Serve immediately.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy719 cal
Protein13.6 g
Carbohydrates86.2 g
Fiber2.3 g
Fat36.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A496.6 mcg
Vitamin B10.3 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C70.7 mg
Folic Acid25.1 mcg
Calcium24.6 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium618.5 mg
Potassium66.1 mg
Zinc0.3 mg

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American Chopsuey, Jain Recipe
 on 05 Mar 19 05:22 AM

Tomato ketchup has garlic in it. Even in the link it says so. This isn''t a pure Jain recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Hello sir, It was mistakenly linked to a wrong glossary ingredient. We have made the required changes. By using Jain tomato ketchup, you can make this American chop suey recipe. Happy Cooking!
06 Mar 19 11:23 AM
American Chopsuey ( Jain Recipe)
 on 08 Oct 16 02:55 PM

Thanks for sharing the jain recipe of maerican Chopsuey. I have always been looking for it. I tried this chopsuey yesterday and everyone in my family loved it. Some different chinese recipe from the regular rice and noodles that we have. Awesome recipe.