Wednesday, September 19, 2012

American Chopsuey

        American Chopsuey is a delightful preparation of crispy noodles served with vegetables and a sweet and tangy sauce. I have had this dish only in India and have loved it over the years, never in America actually. It is served as a Chinese dish in India, with the name America, but the recipe is entirely Indian, except maybe for the noodles. I wonder where did it get this funky name from.

Anyways, here is a quick recipe for the same:

  • 1 packet Hakka Noodles
  • 1 Onion Sliced
  • 1 bunch of Green Onions Chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper Sliced (Can use colored bell peppers as well)
  • 1 small bowl of Cabbage Chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Sliced
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Hot Sauce
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp vinegar
  • Oil
  • Boil the noodles.
  • Take some noodles, say 15%, and deep fry them making some crispy noodles on the side.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and fry the cumin seeds until they begin to crackle.
  • Add onions to it. Saute them till the onions turn pink. Add little salt. 
  • Now add bell peppers. Continue to saute until the peppers are soft.
  • Now add the cabbage and green onions to it.
  • Once the cabbage is cooked, add the tomatoes.
  • Add about 2-3 glasses of water and mix it well and continue cooking it for 5-10 mins
  • Now add the ketchup, black pepper and salt
  • Add hot sauce according to the desired spiciness 
  • Now mix the corn flour in cold water and add it to the pan
  • Mix it well and let it simmer for 5 mins on slow-medium heat
  • Once the sauce thickens, add the lemon juice and vinegar
  • Take it off the heat.
  • Garnish it with spring onions and fried noodles and serve hot.
Hope you enjoy this my version of the American Chopsuey.

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