Oct 23, 2012

Vegetarian American Chopsuey

Few weeks back,hubby and I went to a restaurant named "VV Grand" in our place. It is a beautiful restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. We ordered this recipe over there and I was so impressed with that. It tasted so awesome and it was love at first sight. From that moment I know that I should try my hands on it. I am working on the restaurant review for that amazing restaurant. Will post that soon.

So coming back to the recipe. It is one of the requested recipe in my blog. This restaurant involves few steps in it. But the end result will be awesome. I have given a step by step instruction which will help you  a lot. So hope you will try it and let me know how it came out for you.

Serves : 2 to 3 


Egg Noodles - 1 packet
Oil for Deep frying

For Vegetable Mixture:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tblspn
Onion - 1 sliced thinly
Carrot - 1 sliced juliened
Cabbage - 1/2 cup shredded
Bell pepper / Capsicum - 1/2 sliced thinly
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Pepper - 1 tsp or to taste
Ajinomoto / MSG - 1 tsp or to taste ( Optional)

For Sauce:
Tomato ketchup - 3 tblspn
Soya Sauce - 1 tsp or to taste
Vinegar - 1 tsp or to taste
Water - 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp or to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Corn Flour / Corn Starch - 2 tsp


Step 1:
Start by cooking the noodles in water till they are done. Drain it and set aside to get dry.

Now make the vegetable mixture. Heat oil in a pan.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in onions and mix well. Now add in all the vegetables and give a stir. Cook for 10 mins so they are cooked completely.

Season this with salt, sugar and ajinomoto, pepper and mix well. Vegetable mixture done.

Step 2:
Now make the sauce. Take all the ingredients for the sauce in a pan and bring it to a boil.

Simmer that for 5-10 mins till the raw flavour goes out.

Mix cornflour with few tblspn of cold water and mix well..

Now add in cornflour mixture and mix well so that it gets thick. Now the sauce is done.

Step 3:
Now fry the Noodles. Heat oil in a pan. When it gets hot Take noodles and drop it in there.

Fry that till golden and drain them aside.

Step 4:
Now time to assemble. Take noodles in a bowl. Add in vegetable mixture and sauce over it and toss well.

Serve immediately.


Start by making the vegetable mixture
Saute ginger garlic in oil
add in onions
and cook till light golden
add in all the vegetables
along with a touch of salt and sugar
mix well
and let it cook for a while..Vegetables done
Now make the sauce
Add all the stuffs in a sauce pan
and bring it to boil
let it boil till it gets thick
add the corn starch mixture 
and mix well..Sauce done..
Now lets do the crispy noodles..Boil egg noodles and drain it
Heat oil in a kadai
drop the noodles and let them fry
till they turn crispy and golden
Now time to assemble
Take noodles in a bowl
add the vegetable mixture
pour your sauce over
and toss well


divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delectable... and beautiful clicks

Sandra Batista said... Best Blogger Tips

Ora aqui está um prato bem do meu agrado, perfeito!

Satya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow chopsuey looks wonderful...
Super Yummy Recipes

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said... Best Blogger Tips

good job...love it...

Pranati Nath said... Best Blogger Tips

yummm....Looks super tempting....

Amruta said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi, thanks a lot for this recipe.
I just wanted to know why you didn't add pineapple pieces in the sauce. Actly I really love the sweet n sour taste which comes in between the tasty bites of the chopsuey and for me its really an imp ingredient in this recepie.
Do keep posting more chinese dishes :)

సిరి said... Best Blogger Tips

looks yummy..
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Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy! Done to perfection!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Inviting myself to ur place,delicious..

ANU said... Best Blogger Tips

nice and colorful noodles...
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saranya saravana said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi Sister may I know what is Lentil.. Would be helpful if u provide the tamil name...with pic

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@saranya saravanaLentil is nothing but what we call as dals, paruppu.

Pon.G.Nithya said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, I absolutely love American Chopsuey and never thought that I will be able to make it in my own kitchen. But thanks to you, you simplified the process, and I am right now eating the American Chopsuey I made myself. It tastes yummy. Thanks a ton :-)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

really yummy tried this at my home
it was very delicious
thanks for the recipie

sakeena kalavadwala said... Best Blogger Tips

My sister loves american choupsey and I made it yesterday according to ur recipe and it was just like she orders in restaurants thank u so much dear for sharing such lovely recepie

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

aarthi is der any substitution for cornflour

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousU can use some maida mixed with water..But add very little..

aarthi dhanraj said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello my dear arts...today i tried this chopsey with pineaplle pieces n it turned out wonderful...thanx a lot...take care...wishes to maha... :-)

aarthi dhanraj said... Best Blogger Tips

But my noodles dint get crispy..its ok..but not so crunchy...wer did i went wrong?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@aarthi dhanraju have to fry the noodles in really hot oil, if your oil is not that hot, then it wont turn out crispy.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

u r great. I love the recipe...
Sabiha from Bangladesh

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

If you want to make them crispy fry them at low flame

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi can i use normal noidles instead of egg noodles?? Also can i fry noodles directky in oil instead of boling dem??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousyes u can use, cooking them before frying makes it soft when u toss with sauce or it will be too crispy

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi can i bake d basic vanilla cake in diff tins togethr in d oven bcoz i hv small bakin tray n d measurmnt u hv gvn seems to b more.
Also can i bake dus cake n whole wheat buns togethr in d same ovn in order to sav tim ?? Hw much shufflun wud b required n temperature to bake??

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Anonymousu cannot bake cake and buns together because they both bake in diff temp.u can either halve the recipe and use

Sasikala nair said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks tasty, thanks for a nice recipe! I'll definitely try this...

Rajesh Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

What a unique dish – it looks and sounds delicious and really different.
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sudha said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you aarthi. Its really yummy.