American Chopsuey is one of those roadside dishes you end up enjoying in the cold weather! So delicious especially with those fried noodles by the side! Yummy!
Its February already. One full month of 2015 has gone and I have still not wrapped my head around my plan of 2015. But one good thing and something that is making me stick to some kind of blog schedule is “The Kitchen Divas”. This is the 6th post of the year mostly thanks to it and the friends who keeping pushing me. Yes, I am looking at you Hina and Archana, I know I freak you often with my last minute entry but hey I do post on time. *wink wink* So, American Chopsuey, anyone?
So January went by and with the month changing, the theme for the Kitchen Divas, changed along. This month we will bring to you recipes for “Indian Chinese”. Now most of us have nostalgic memories of this cuisine (if we can even call it that). The street side Chowmein full of soya and the delicious momos which you just couldn’t resist! I still remember the pork bao I ate in my Kolkata trip on the roadside and that the hot and sour soup. None of these are so called “authentic” items or “gourmet” items, but yet most of them are dishes which are so familiar to us.
I start my Indian Chinese journey with something I loved all my life – American Chopsuey. Frankly I don’t even know if it is Chinese or where does the word American came from in its name, but I always ate this in the roadside vans selling “Chinese” food so for me, that’s what it is. Delicious is what it is. If are too cold to have anything else, just make a bowl of this and dig in. Trust me, all the cold will vanish away 🙂
Recipe – Chicken American Chopsuey.
- 1 cup noodles parboiled
- 1/2 cup cabbage shredded
- 1/2 cup peppers thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup onions sliced
- 1/4 cup mushrooms sliced
- 1 cup chicken boiled and shredded
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- to taste salt
- oil to deep fry
For the sauce
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1/2 tbsp corn flour
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
- to taste salt
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the onions and saute on a medium flame till translucent, this will take about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the vegetables and chicken and saue on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Add salt and white pepper.
- Mix all the sauce ingredients and add to the above and let it boil for about 1-2 minutes till it thickens slightly.
- Heat oil for frying in a deep pan, when it heats lower the flame and add noodles little by little and fry till they turn golden brown. Be patient and don't increase the flame if you want nice and crisp noodles. The frying of one batch will take around 3-4 minutes.
- Let the fried noodles completely cool and before serving add the prepared sauce over them. Enjoy hot.