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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Serves 4
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Ingredients



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 jullienes
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

Method

    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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    Big FoodieMarch 14, 2013

    Noodles topped with yummy healthy vegetables and flavored with hoisin sauce. All I can say is that use plenty of this lovely sauce.

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    Reviewed March 14, 2013by Big Foodie

    Noodles topped with yummy healthy vegetables and flavored with hoisin sauce. All I can say is that use plenty of this lovely sauce.

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