Sunday, July 17, 2022

Vegetable Chowmein | How to make Chowmein at Home | Masterchefmom


Vegetable Chowmein

When you stay in Delhi NCR for close to two decades, one popular fast food that you cannot miss seeing people enjoying around you is the Chowmein. Unlike ordering noodles which involves choosing the flavour of noodles you want to eat like Regular noodles, Hakka Noodles, Fried Noodles etc. and ordering a side dish to eat along with like Veg Manchurian, Veg Sweet & Sour, Vegetables in Garlic sauce etc., Chowmein is a single dish that combines all necessary ingredients for you to eat it standalone. It has noodles, vegetables, spices, sauces all mixed in one tasty package which can be made quickly too. No wonder it is so popular and affordable.

My kid got her taste of Chowmein at her school canteen and during the melas at our building during Diwali times. To ensure she doesn't get tempted to eat outside, I started making it at home with healthy ingredients, no additives and better quality oil. Thankfully she loves the Chowmein I make and does not crave for eating it out.

I am going to share with you the recipe of Veg Chowmein that I make which you can try at home. You can change the combination of veggies depending on what your family likes. The same thing with oil too. Use what suits your family palette.

Vegetable Chowmein

Vegetable Chowmein by Masterchefmom

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

1 cup = 250 ml cup

Serves: 2-3


1 packet noodles

3-4 garlic cloves(finely chopped)

1/2" garlic(finely chopped)

1-2 onions( thinly sliced)

1-2 green chillies ( thinly sliced, adjust as per spice preference)

2 cups Mixed Vegetables( thinly sliced or shredded)

1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp black pepper powder

2 tsp vinegar

2 tsp soy sauce ( you can use light or dark soy sauce)

1 tsp sugar

1 tablespoon sesame oil

salt to taste

To garnish :

You can add toasted sesame seeds and scallion greens.

Note : You can use coloured bell peppers, carrot, beans, cabbage etc., If adding beans, slightly steam them before you add them. 


1. Heat oil in a wok or kadai.

2. Add garlic, ginger and fry for few seconds.

3. Now add onions and fry for a few seconds .

4. Add the remaining vegetables, soy sauce, vinegar, salt, sugar, chilli powder, pepper powder and mix well over high flame for 5-7 minutes.

5. In parallel, cook noodles as per instructions on the packet. Drain the noodles and add it to the vegetable mixture.

6. Toss them together for another 2-3 minutes , garnish and switch off. 

Your delicious Vegetable Chowmein is ready! I served it along with Chilli Paneer

It was sumptuous !

Vegetable Chowmein

Do try and share your feedback with me.

Happy Cooking!

With love,


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