Thursday, April 9, 2009

American Chopsuey

Few years back one of my college friends took us to this eatery in Ghatkopar and suggested that we try this dish. I found it very tasty but at the same time it was very very spicy. Years later I started craving for this dish while in US. I am not sure if the dish we tasted was actually American Chopsuey or something else. But from whatever I could remember I tried to recreate something similar. I couldn't recollect the exact taste that we tasted years back but my dish was definitely worth eating.
I made it twice thereafter and hubby too enjoyed eating it. Both times I boiled the entire pack of Hakka Noodles for making Veg Noodles and saved some boiled noodles for making this dish.

Hakka Noodles - 1/3 pack boiled as per instructions on the pack
Onions - Chopped lengthwise, 2 tbsp
Bell Pepper - chopped, 2 tbsp
Carrots - chopped lengthwise, 2 tbsp
Cabbage - chopped, 1 tbsp(optional_
Soya Sauce - 1 tsp
Chili Sauce - 1 tsp
Tomato Ketchup - 1 tbsp
Corn Flour - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp

Deep fry the boiled noodles on low flame till crisp and slightly brown. Drain on kitchen towel.
In a pan take a some oil and stir-fry onions, carrots, cabbage, bell pepper till they are slightly cooked. Then add the sauces and salt and sugar. Adjust seasoning. Make a paste of corn flour with 1/2 a cup of water and add to the above. Cook for 2 mins till the mixture thickens.
To serve place some noodles in the serving bowl and top it with some of the above mixture. Serve hot.

Note: You can also use frozen mixed veggies and spring onions in place of onions.


  1. Oh, that sounds good. I have heard of this, I don't think I have tasted it and nobody has posted this dish so far until now. Looks delicious, kids would love that. i will try, got to get Hakka noodles first! :)

  2. Asha I didn't know that no one has posted this dish. I never got a chance to taste this dish again.

  3. wow.. nice dish.. looks really yummy..

  4. Hi Namratha,
    American chopsuey used to be my favourite a couple of years back...I just forgot about it in the recent times for no reason :)
    Thanks for the recipe... am glad I got it. I just knew ke they use fried noodles for the dish and the rest went to my guessing bank ;)Thanks again dearie. I'll add this page to favourites and try it sometime.
    Take care, Hope to c ur posts more often.

  5. Hey this was also one of my fav dish.. Love it.. Looks yummy

  6. Hey Namu I never prepared this from long time il try it tommoro or so... thank u for remembering it by posting

  7. Thanks girls for your nice comments. This recipe is just from my imagination so you can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste buds.

  8. Hey namu Collect ur award from my blog!!

  9. Hi Namratha,
    Pls collect the award from my blog actually 2 awards ...glad if u will :)(I'd forgotten abt the first one sorry)