Thursday, 6 August 2015

Veg Choupsey - American Chinese cuisine

Choupsey is kind of American chinese cuisine consist of fried noodles with vegetables cooked in tomato sauce.Veg Choupsey is served with vegetables like onion,capsicum, carrot and cabbage etc. and non veg served with meat ,chicken, fish and beef etc. This dish is very close to my heart since college here goes the recipe..

Ingredients :

1 pack of Chings Hakka noodles
Water for boiling noodles
2 medium sized finely sliced onion
1 big sized finely sliced capsicum
1 medium sized finely sliced carrot lengthwise
1 cup finely chopped cabbage
Salt to taste
3 tbsp oil for gravy
1 tbsp red chilli powder
Chings vinegar 1-2 tbsp
Oil for deep frying noodles
1 cup of tomato ketchup
1 cup of water for gravy
1-2 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour

Method : Take water in big open vessel and add noodles for boiling once water comes to boil. Follow instructions written on pack for boiling noodles always.Once they are partially cooked , switch off the flame and strain the water out of it.Apply some oil onto noodles to avoid stickiness .

Heat oil in wok for deep frying , once oil is hot keep it on medium flame and pour boiled noodles with hand in such a way that it forms nest like structure. Fry it it till its light brown in color now turn it with spatula and fry from other side till it is light brown in color and crisp in texture.Take it out once done and keep it on kitchen towel to remove excessive oil. Deep fry all the boiled noodles in the small batches by forming nest like structure while frying process.

For gravy,heat 3 tbsp oil in another wok ,add sliced onions ,once they are transparent in color add all other vegetables and cook for 3-4 mins on medium high flame by stirring in between. Add salt  and red chilli powder and mix well. Add tomato ketchup ,water and let it cook for 2-3 mins.Once gravy starts boiling take cornflour in bowl add 2 tbsp of water and form paste,add this to boiling gravy and stir continuously, gravy will start thickening by this time. Add vinegar mix well and switch off the flame.

Take one batch of crispy fried noodles in a plate and pour gravy over it and serve hot.

You can put omelette or pineapple slice over it .(optional)

Enjoy this hot, tangy and crispy choupsey and do let me know ur comment in section below :)

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