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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hot Favorite American Chopsuey

One of the comfort foods that was born out of the evolution of Chinese food as it traveled across the world and each community added some of their touches and many suck favorites were seen. Chopsuey takes crunch to a different level altogether by deep frying egg noodles and topping them with a Sweet and sour sauce with meat and vegetables.

My all time favorite chopsuey is from Food Inn in Colaba in Mumbai where I was introduced to this marvel. Chopsuey lovers swear by it and other hate it, such is the drastic reputation of this high calorie taste bud tickler

Sharing the recipe for a vegetarian version of this epic dish :

Freesh noodles 200g

Tomato puree ½ cup
Tomato ketchup ½ cup
Water 1 cup
Corn flour 1 tbsp
Worcestershire 1 tsp
Chili sauce 1 tsp

Assorted capsicum julienne ¼ cup
Baby corn juliennes ¼ cup
Zucchini Juliennes a hadful
sliced shitake mushrooms 6 nos 
Sliced onions 1 small
Tomato juliennes 1 nos
Shredded cabbage handful 

Garlic 1 clove
Ginger 1 cm piece
Celery chopped 1 tsp
Dry red chili 2 nos
Chili oil for cooking

  • Deep fry the noodles and keep aside
  • Mix together water.. corn flour ..Puree ketchup and Worcestershire.. Remove lumps
  • Cook an a high flame till thick and add seasonings and chili sauce
  • Heat chili oil and sauté garlic ginger and dry red chili
  • Sauté all vegetables and add the sauce
  • Top on the fried noodles
  • For non-veg add a  fried egg on top…..

The recipe is simple and yet it has charmed so many. For non vegetarians please add fried boneless chicken juliennes to the sauce and top with a sunny side up !

Cheers !