American Chopsuey

American Chopsuey

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Noodles

Type: Indo-Chinese

A delicious preparation of crisply fried noodles served with a tangy vegetable sauce


  • Noodles, boiled 1½ cups
  • Oil 1 tbsp + for deep-frying
  • Medium onion, cut into round slices 1
  • Carrot, cut into thin slices ¼ cup
  • French beans, cut into thin pieces 3 to 4
  • Cabbage, finely chopped 1 cup
  • Tomato ketchup 4 tbsps
  • Soy sauce 3 tsps
  • Sugar ¼ cup
  • White vinegar (sirka) ¼ cup
  • Red chilli sauce 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Cornflour 2 tsps


  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan, add ¾ cup noodles and deep-fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes or till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan, add onion, carrot, French beans and cabbage and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, chilli sauce and salt and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining boiled noodles and mix and cook till noodles get heated through.
  • Mix cornflour in 2 tbsps water in a small bowl and add to the pan and cook till the mixture thickens.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, top with fried noodles and serve hot.