Vegetable Chowmein

While I was growing up Chinese food for me meant vegetable chowmein. It used to be a delicacy at my time with very few people knew how to make it. Though time has changed it is still one of the favorite dish for me and my daughter. I frequently make it for her now using vegetables in a higher quantity, to make it tasty and healthy at the same time.


Noodles – 1 packet

Onion – 1 (Finely sliced)

Carrot -1  (Finely sliced)

Capsicum – 1 (Finely sliced)

Cabbage – 1 Cup (finely chopped)

Ginger – 1″ long piece (grated)

Oil/Butter – 2 tbsp

Salt – As needed

Black pepper – 1/4 tsp

Chilly sauce – 2 tsp

Soya Sauce – 2 tsp

Vinegar – 2 tsp


  • Heat water in a utensil enough to submerge the noodles easily. Add 1/2 tsp salt in the water.
  • Once the water comes to boil, put the noodles in it then let it boil for 8-10 minutes. Boil noodles till they turn soft. Take care do not overcook.
  • Drain immediately and cool under running water till noodles are thoroughly cooled.
  • Add few drops of oil to the noodles to avoid sticking.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add ginger, sliced onions and stir fry for 20-30 seconds, add all other vegetables and stir fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Then add salt and pepper and mix well. Now add boiled noodles.
  • Add vinegar, chili sauce and soya sauce and stir them constantly for 2-3 minutes on a high flame.
  • Serve the vegetable chowmein hot.


One comment

  • So true Anamika…Chowmein was my favorite also while growing up. In fact it still is. Easy to make and tasty to eat.

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