Thursday, August 5, 2010
Vegetarian Chow Mein
Yesterday I made some chow mein. It's simple and yet quite tasty. You can do a whole lot of variations with different sauces but today's recipe is the simplest with the least number of ingredients. I hope you will enjoy it.
Noodles - 1 pack (200 gms)
Beans - 30 nos
Cabbage - 1/8th of a regular size cabbage
Carrots - 1
Capsicum - 1/2 of a big one
Celery - 1 stalk
Spring onions - 2
Garlic - 1 tbspn heaped, finely chopped
ginger - 1/2 tspn finely chopped
Soya Bean Sauce - 2 Tbspn
Black Pepper - to taste
Green chilies - if you need it spicy hot
Oil - 2 Tbspn
1.Cook noodles as per instructions on the cover
2. Heat oil in a pan and add the vegetables starting with the beans
3. Add each vegetable according to the time it takes for it to cook and I like my beans a little well done so they go in first.
4. Once the beans is getting cooked add the garlic and ginger saute and follow up with cabbage, carrots and celery and finally capsicum. Make sure to cook each vegetable a little, like a couple of stirrings before you add the next
5. Once all vegetables are cooked where I leave the capsicum add soya bean sauce.
6. I have been finding the strength of soya bean sauce to be different for each brand and hence depending on the brand and how thick or thin it is add some, mix and check for taste
7. Add the cooked noodles and if needed add more soya bean sauce
8. Chop the spring onions and top it and when serving you can scramble eggs and top each plate or simply mix it in.
1. I add salt and oil in plenty of water to cook the noodles and run it under cold water once cooked and splash some oil to keep the noodle moist