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June 22, 2009

American Chop suey & Chinese Veg Noodles Recipe

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Yesterday I tried both the dishes with a packet of whole wheat plain noodles. They came out very well and my hubby rated excellent for both.

I have seen american chopsuey in restaurants but never tasted it. When my MIL came here she told about this which she had watched in a cookery show. I was googling and finally I got Tarla Dalal’s recipe. I made some changes in the recipe. As I am not aware of the taste, I was waiting for my husband’s comment. He told it tasted like in restaurant. I was very happy and raised my collar. But when you want to try this, you should not mind about your diet /calories.

  • Noodles – 100gms
  • Oil – to deep fry
To Saute:
  • Carrot – 1/2 (cut into thin strips of 1 inch length)
  • Bell pepper – 1/4 (-do-)
  • Big Onion – 1/2 (-do-)
  • Ajino motto – A pinch
  • Oil – a tbsp
For sauce:
  • Vinegar – 2 tsp (I used chilli vinegar, but brown vinegar is given in the actual recipe)
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Corn flour – 1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce –1/2 -  1 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 4 tsp (adjust as per your taste)
  • Water – 1/2 cup

**Basic noodles preparation:

Add a tsp of oil(prevents sticking)  and salt to a bowl of water. Put the noodles, boil for 10 mins (Do not overcook) and immediately strain it in a colander by adding cold water (to take off the extra starch ). Let it cool. For this chop suey. Deep  fry in batches till crispy & place it on a absorbing paper.

 ColanderFried noodles

For Chop suey:
  • Place the fried noodles apart.
  • Cut the veggies as mentioned above and saute it well (till it gets cooked) with a tbsp of oil in a kadai. Set aside.
  • Then Place all the ingredients of the sauce in a vessel, mix well and
    put to boil. Go on cooking and stirring until the sauce is thick.  Add more water if necessary.. Check for the taste,(it should be sweetish). If you want, you can add more ketchup at this point and mix well.
  • Heat a kadai with little oil and mix the fried noodles, sautéed veggies and sauce. (pour the required amount of sauce only) (If its more, U can refrigerate and use it for making Manchurian)
Serve Hot and Enjoy!!!



In the actual recipe it is given to mix some boiled noodles,veggies ,sauce and then topped with fried noodles. But I just added veggies and sauce to the fried noodles. I din't use boiled noodles here..SO if u wish u can follow this method also:)


I usually make Veg Fried Rice but this is the first time I made with noodles. I just used the same method of making fried rice which resulted in a yummy, restaurant like noodles. I was elated, patted myself and told THEARITTA DEE. 


  • Plain Noodles – 100 gm
  • Carrot – 2 nos (Cut into thin strips of 1 inch length)
  • Capsicum – 1/2 (-do-)
  • Cabbage – 1/2 cup (-do-)
  • Onion – 1 no (slice cut)
  • Ginger – 1 inch (finely chopped )
  • Garlic – 5 flakes (Finely chopped)
  • Ajino motto – 1/4 tsp
  • Soya sauce – 1/2 tsp
  • White pepper powder – 1 tsp (increase as per your wish)
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • salt – As needed
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Spring onions – to decorate. (I din't have. So I used chopped coriander stem)
  • Chop all the veggies as said above and set aside.
  • Do the **basic noodles preparation. Once its cool. Set apart.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add the chopped ginger, garlic and onion pieces..
  • Saute well and then add the chopped veggies, salt and sugar so that the color doesn’t change and will be cooked quickly. Saute till they are completely cooked.Saute in a medium flame.
  • Then add the Ajino motto, soya sauce, white pepper powder and mix well.
VEg mixture for noodles
  • Finally add the noodles gently by stirring and fry till noodles become steaming hot. I used a fork like ladle so that the noodles don’t break.
adding noodles to veggies Fork laddle

Serve hot with tomato sauce/ketchup. 


Hope you will try both the dishes and let me know:)
Catch you all by next week. TAKE CARE, BYE.

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Raks said...

Amma was telling me too about this,but i cudnot get a clear idea,thanks for posting,I will try sometime:)

chef and her kitchen said...

Both of them looks super duper yummy dear..Even i prepared these noodles last weekend...Just love them...:)

Parita said...

I love american chopsuey, your post reminded me that i havent made them in long time, will be making this soon :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I love american chopsuey and yours loooks so good. Yep - good to forget the healthy food stuff sometimes...

Trupti said...

noodles looks delicious Dear. One of my fav.

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Padma said...

I love American Chopsuey a lot Chitra... a must to order on our visits to restaturants... yours has come out great and looks colorful :)

Unknown said...

Lovely dish, both of the look delicious. Very informative kitchen clinic.

Finla said...

Looks beautiful and delcious.

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! what aviabrant clicks ,awsome ..both dishes look delicious ,.nice info about the nooddles ,,Thanks for shairng

chow and chatter said...

looks great weird name for them he he as its Chinese

Chitra said...

Thanku all folks..
@chow & chatter,we make this noodles in indian style too..thats y i mentioned as chinese..anyway thanks dear:)

Anonymous said...

Both noodles look delicious! Great preparations!

Pooja said...

Wow both noodles and chopsuey looks fabulous :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow..what a lovely one!!!!

Ashwini said...

one of my fav... lovely pics..

Cilantro said...

American chopsuey is hard to find in America...funny is`nt it. Loks great my favorite too.

Usha said...

Both of these indo-chinese dishes looks super fantastic ! I am so glad that you tried the thengai podi and I am so glad you liked it :-)

Laavanya said...

I often make the veg noodles but haven't tried theo chopsuey - my husband is also a big fan of that. Looks delicious.

kittymatti said...

yummy! they look sparkling delicious!

Priya Suresh said...

Thats a delicious nooodles..looks fabulous!

Unknown said...

First time here Chithra..U r doin a wonderful job!!I love reading the extra information abt the ingredients associated with each recipe..

Ganga Sreekanth said...

looks delicious chitra

Sushma Mallya said...

hi chitra...thanks for visiting my blog...u have a wonderful blog and this chinese noodles looks really mouth watering....

lubnakarim06 said...

Oh wow.....looks yummmmmmmmmmy......

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

Vrinda said...

That looks so yum..This is my hubby's fav and he is good at making this dish..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Both the dishes look so yummilicious Chitra...I cant wait to try them :)

sangeeta said...

thanks for dropping by.......both the noodles look yummy....but i rarely eat these hubby loves them though n i make it for him only.

Indrani said...

both the noodles look yummilicious, dear....I also never tasted chop suey, but after seeing here I'm tempted to make it..will try soon

Vaishali said...

Yum, that does look incredibly delicious. The colors are such a feast for the eyes!

Sanghi said...

Yummy noodles..

Deepthi Shankar said...

Thanks for the choupsey recipe .. looks gorgeous


I adore noodles and those look amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

Vikis Kitchen said...

I thought we cannot make American chop suey in our home. u made the procedure so simple. Stunning recipe.

Tangled Noodle said...

I love noodles as much as I love bread and rice (okay, I love carbohydrates!) Your sauce for the chop suey looks great and I do like how well it goes on fried noodles, which then soften up with the sauce. I usually serve my noodles boiled, however, as I try to keep my consumption of fried foods to a minimum. These dishes look sooo good!

Nithya Praveen said...

Super yummy recipes....its wonderful to indulge on such foods forgetting calories once,right?:-)Nice one....thanks for sharinG! said...

Chop suey and Noodles looks yumm....Thanks to share this one with every one......Yaah I want some delicious recipes which are very unusual or different some others.....
And this is one....Thanks.

Myvegfare said...

wow..., both the dishes look so colourful and yummy..., must try ur chopsuey method.., i do make noodles often.., but minus ajinomoto!..., i don't know why somebody said it is not good for health but as i get migraines i read in some books i should avoid ajinomoto used dishe..., as that is the one which is the flavour enhancer in chinese recipes i never know how it is in my recipes ! beautiful photos and step by step procedures too is really good...

jayasree said...

chopsuey is m favorite. but never tried at home. yours look delicious.

Varsha Vipins said...

Looong time since I have had this..great effort n nice dish Chitra..:)

Chitra said...

thanku all dearies:)

Chitra said...

thanku all dearies:)

Hari Chandana P said...

Looks delicious and colorful..lovely snaps dear.. thanks for the recipe :)

workhard said...

I love noodles!!!!!

Your pictures make me hungry..

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Marshala Johnson said...

looks good

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