I love Indo Chinese.As I mentioned earlier...Its our favourite. And American chopsuey is the most favourite of them all. And being here in US it is very difficult to find authentic Indo chinese. I love this restaurant in Artesia named Tangy Tomato. Its the best Indo chinese food I had after coming to US.And their American chopsuey is just yum!. So here I am trying to re create the Tangy Magic.
Ingredients for noodles:
Ramen noodles : 2 packets
For the sauce :
Garlic - 8 cloves minced
Tomato sauce / Ketchup - 1 cup
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Cornstarch / Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
For the Vegetables :
Onion - 1 sliced
Green Bell Pepper - 1 (sliced thin)
Cauliflower - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Carrots - 2 (sliced like matchsticks)
Green beans - 7 to 8 French cut
Soya suace - 1 tbsp
Crushed black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green Onions - 2 to 3 stalks
Method : Preheat the oven to 400 degree F.Break the 2 packets of noodles into small pieces and spread it on a cookie sheet. Spray some cooking oil on the noodles and place them inside the oven for 10 minutes. Take care not to burn the noodles.Keep moving the noodles every 3-4 minutes to avoid them from getting burnt.
For the sauce : Heat the oil in a pan and fry the garlic for a minute.Add the tomato sauce, red chilli powder, salt, soya sauce and sugar. Add 1 1/2 cups of water. Mix well and let the whole thing come to a boil.Mix the conflour with a tbsp of cold water and pour it in the sauce while stirring.Cook for another minute or so on low flame. The sauce should be thick and shiny now.keep aside.
For the vegatables :I use a wok for this process as I need to stirfry the veggies and not cook them completely. The veggies should be crunchy.First microwave or blanch the cauliflower /brocolli n and keep aside.See that u dont overcook it. Now in a wok take some oil and heat it up well. Add the onions and stirfry for a minute. Now add in the bell pepper, carrots, Green beans, cauliflower and stirfry again. The veggies should be cooked yet crunchy.Now add Salt, pepper and soya sauce. Toss well. Remove from heat.
Assembly : When ur ready to serve, In a dish place the toasted noodles. Top that with the veggies and the sauce. Garnish with chopped green onions and serve hot. This is yummy with fried rice, roti or even as it is..:)