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.