Vegetable Chow Mein is a Chinese dish .Chow mein is a complete and perfect meal! It is a  perfect and great combination of all nutrients contributed by the vegetables and starch from the noodles.In this, the noodles are prepared separately and tossed with assorted ingredients.


Serves about 3-4

Ingredients:-

1 1/2 cups of Noodles /spaghetti /Egg Noodles
1/4 cup carrots (cut into thin strips)
1 onion sliced lengthwise
2 celery stalks
1 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup of shredded green bell peppers
2 tbsp sesame oil (or corn oil)
1 tsp minced or grated ginger
1 tsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp chilli sauce ( according to taste)
2 tbsp dark Soy sauce / hoisin sauce
1 tbsp vinegar
Salt to taste

Method:-

1) Cook the Noodles/spaghetti in a pot / bowl with boiling salted water for 5 minutes or cook according to the package directions.Add a teaspoon of Oil to the water while boiling the noodles.Drain,rinse with cold water and  and keep aside.Take care do not overcook.

2) Heat the sesame oil in a wok /pan and add the onions,ginger, garlic and celery and saute for a minute or two on high heat.

3) Add the carrots and saute for a few minutes on medium to high heat.Do not let the carrots become too soft.

4) Add the cabbage ,green bell peppers and saute for a few minutes on medium to high heat.When all the veggies are softer but still crisp ( a little tender crisp) add the chili garlic sauce,the dark soy sauce ,vinegar and mix well.

5) Add the cooked noodles /spaghetti,salt to taste and mix well.Saute this for another minute .Serve hot.

Notes: 

1) This can be made using Chinese Egg noodles or any other type of Chinese noodles.
2) Another point to note is that when using different type of noodles you may need to decrease the amount of chili sauce.
3) You can use vegetables such as snow peas,beans in place of or in addition to the vegetables given in this recipe.
4) According to taste vinegar, soya sauce and chili sauce can be increased or decreased.


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