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Chow mein is a popular Chinese dish across the world. Every country has it’s own variation to suit the local taste. Chow mien is stir-fried noodles with vegetables, egg sometimes meat and tofu.

It’s a very popular dish in Indo-Chinese cuisine too. It was initially introduced by the Chinese of Calcutta. The Indian variant contains noodles, cabbage, peppers and carrots. Eggs and meat are used as a protein source.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time : 30 minutes

Serves : 2-3


Chow mein noodles : 180 grams (1 slab)

Eggs : 3

Garlic : 3 cloves minced

Onion : 1 small diced

Green chillies : 3 chopped

Cabbage : 1 small chopped finely

Bell peppers: 1 cup diced

Carrot : 1 Julian

Scallion : 1 chopped

Soy sauce : 1 tablespoon

White vinegar : 1/2 tablespoon

Red Chilli Sauce : 1 tablespoon

Ketchup: 1 tablespoon

Ground pepper : 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


In a large pot, boil water, add some salt and cook the noodles as per package instructions. Drain water, add 1 teaspoon of oil and toss the noodles.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and season it with salt and pepper. In a pan, add a little bit of oil, add the eggs and scramble them. Once the eggs are cooked, transfer them to a plate and keep aside.

In the same pan, add some oil and on medium heat, add garlic, green chillies, onion and saute for 1 minute. Add carrot, green peppers, cabbage, stir and saute for 3 minutes.

Add soy sauce, vinegar, chilli sauce, stir well. Add the cooked noodles and stir to combine. Stir gently, do no break the noodles.

Add scallions, eggs and give it another stir and serve immediately.