How to make Canton Style Vegetarian Chowmein -

This dish is made from pan fried noodles which are topped up with luscious gravy filled with sauteed vegetables. The sauce has limited flavour by just adding soya and vinegar.

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


Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Canton Style Vegetarian Chowmein Recipe

  • Noodles boiled 100 grams

  • Oil 5 tablespoons

  • Spring onion bulbs 3

  • Cornflour 2 teaspoons

  • Vegetable stock 1 1/2 cups

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Button mushroom quartered 6

  • Soya granules soaked in warm water for 15-20 minutes 2 tablespoons

  • Light soy sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Medium red capsicum cut into square pieces 1/2

  • Medium green capsicum cut into square pieces 1/2

  • Medium yellow capsicum cut into square pieces 1/2


Step 1

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, spread the noodles to make a bed.

Step 2

Halve the spring onion bulbs vertically and then roughly slice them horizontally.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in another non-stick pan. Take cornflour in a bowl, add ¼ cup vegetable stock and mix well.

Step 4

When the underside of the noodle bed turns golden, flip it and cook till the other side gets similarly cooked.

Step 5

When the spring onions soften, add garlic paste, mix and continue to saute till the raw smells disappear. Add mushrooms, soya granules and ¾ cup vegetable stock and mix well.

Step 6

Add light soy sauce and mix well. Add salt and freshly crushed black peppercorns, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 7

When the bed of noodles is evenly golden on both sides, drain and keep it on a serving plate.

Step 8

Add red, green and yellow capsicum pieces to the mushroom mixture and remaining vegetable stock, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Add 2-3 tablespoons of cornflour slurry and cook till the sauce thickens.

Step 10

Pour this sauce over the noodle bed and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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