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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


  1. Looks delectable... and beautiful clicks

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

  3. 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 :)

  4. Inviting myself to ur place,delicious..

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

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

  7. 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 :-)

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

    1. 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

  9. aarthi is der any substitution for cornflour

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

  11. 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... :-)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  18. 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??

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

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

  21. What a unique dish – it looks and sounds delicious and really different.
    chowringhee kathi roll

  22. Thank you aarthi. Its really yummy.

  23. Neethu Mary MathewApril 18, 2016 at 12:25 PM

    Hi Aarthy,

    I used to prepare many dishes from your site. But yesterday I thought of prepapring vegetable noodles.So i started thinking like that and I ended with this Chopsuey. Taste was superb and everyone in my family loved it. The only problem I found was, I had mixed the sauce and after 15 mnts only everyone came to have it and so it was lil cold thought the noodles were crsipy. Next time i will make sure I will mix only, when everyone comes in :).

  24. Wow... this recepie is amazing.... but since there is inavailability of noodles in nearby shop, i chose Maggi noodles, still it is delicious. Thank you..

  25. Wow... this recepie is amazing.... but since there is inavailability of noodles in nearby shop, i chose Maggi noodles, still it is delicious. Thank you..


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