How to make Canton Style Vegetarian Chowmein -

Noodles cooked with vegetables in Canton style.This Vegetarian Chow Mein recipe that is quick, easy-to-follow and downright delicious! Make your favorite Chinese dish at home

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Noodles (नूडल्ज़ ), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Noodles and Pastas


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Canton Style Vegetarian Chowmein

Canton Style Vegetarian Chowmein Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Canton Style Vegetarian Chowmein Recipe

  • Noodles Boiled 100 grams

  • Oil 5 tablespoons + to drizzle

  • Spring onions 3

  • Cornstarch 2 teaspoons

  • Vegetable stock 1 1/4 cups

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Mushroom Quartered 6

  • Soya granules Soaked 2 tablespoons

  • Light soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red capsicum Cubed 1/2 medium

  • Green capsicum Cubed 1/2 medium

  • Yellow capsicum Cubed 1/2 medium


Step 1

Heat 3 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan. Spread noodles evenly in the pan and let it cook on medium heat.

Step 2

Halve spring onions vertically and then slice roughly.

Step 3

Drizzle a little oil around the noodles.

Step 4

Heat 2 tbsps oil in another non-stick pan, add spring onions and saute.

Step 5

Mix cornstarch in ¼ cup stock.

Step 6

When the noodles are crisp and golden on the underside, turn over and cook the other side similarly.

Step 7

Add garlic paste to the other pan and mix. Add mushrooms and mix.

Step 8

Drain and add soy granules. Add ½ cup stock and cook.

Step 9

Add soy sauce and mix and cook. Add salt and crushed black peppercorns, mix and cook.

Step 10

When the noodles become golden on both sides, put them on a serving plate.

Step 11

Add red, green and yellow capsicums to the mushroom mixture and mix well. Add ½ cup stock and mix.

Step 12

Add 1 tbsp cornstarch mixture and cook till the sauce thickens.

Step 13

Pour this over the noodles and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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