Monday, 4 January 2010

Mixed Vegetable and Egg Chowmein

Maggie noodles!!! - it came into the market when I was 6yrs old. I used to literally drool seeing those tempting ads of kids 'vaccuming in' the yummy threads, with their lips. I still remember my Mom cooking it for the first time, as if it came from an alien land and suggested that 'idiyappam' would have been better :-). She still does'nt like noodles/chowmein. Lol. But it is one of my favourites and when no one is watching, I still do the 'vaccuming in'!! :D

You will need...

Egg noodles - 300gm
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Spring onions - 3-4 chopped (whites and greens seperated)
Onions - 1 big sliced
Green chillies - 3-4 chopped
Bell peppers(red, green, yellow) - 1 each sliced into thin stripes
Celery - 2 sticks chopped
Mushrooms - 100 gms sliced
Cabbage - 1/2 cup sliced(optional)
Bean sprouts - 1 cup
Scrambled eggs - 5
Ajinomotto - 1 pinch(optional)
Soya sauce - 1 tbsp
Chillie sauce - 1 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Sesame oil - 2-3 tbsp
Salt - as needed

Cook noodles according to the packet instructions and keep aside. In a wok pan or non stick deep pot add oil and in full heat saute ginger garlic paste, green chillies, spring onion whites, and onions. Add all the other vegetables and stir fry. Once the water is gone add all the sauces, ajinomotto, salt, pepper powder, cooked noodles and scrambled eggs. Mix well. Garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

-Sometimes when the heat is not enough or when not using proper wok pan or if the vegetables give out lot of water, they get overcooked. So you can stir fry veggies in batches or each separately and then finally mix all of them together.
-Can add prawns, shredded meat or any veggies to suit your taste.

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