american chop suey recipe | chopsuey recipe | veg american chopsuey

Jump to Recipe
veg american chopsuey recipe

one of the most popular and tasty fusion recipe is veg american chopsuey. 

4.8 from 5 votes
total time:
40minutes

american chopsuey recipe with step by step pics. one of the most popular fusion chinese recipe that is made in india is veg american chopsuey. this crispy crunchy snack is popular with both kids and adults alike. veg american chopsuey is offered on the menu of most chinese restaurants and street food stalls in india. this recipe of american chopsuey gives you one of the best tasting veg chopsuey.

veg american chopsuey recipe

i had got some requests to share this recipe. veg chop suey can be made both with boiled noodles and fried crispy noodles. in this recipe i have shared the method of making with fried noodles. basically you can compare veg chopsuey to mix veg fried crispy noodles with a sauce. the sauce is tangy, sweet, spiced and oh tastes so good with the crisp fried noodles and the crunchy mix veggies.

this dish is not a very healthy dish apart from the mix vegetables in it. so once in a while if you make then its fine when the kids ask for it. a similar recipe which is liked by kids is chinese bhel.

some preparation work is required while making veg chopsuey. the noodles have to be boiled and then fried. usually i fry the noodles a day earlier and keep them stored in an air-tight container. then the next day i just need to prep the veggies, stir fry and make the sauce. so things become easier. i have previously shared a detailed post on making crispy fried noodles. you can check the recipe here – how to make fried noodles.

to make veg american chopsuey recipe

  • the sauces i have used are soy sauce (naturally fermented), sweet red chilli sauce and homemade tomato ketchup. instead of sweet chilli sauce you can even use sriracha sauce and it tastes equally good and a bit spicy as i have made chopsuey before with sriracha sauce. in fact you can use a combination of your favorite sauces. for a spicy taste add green chilli sauce or red chilli sauce.
  • you can add veggies of your choice. veggies that can be added are cabbage, carrots, baby corn, capsicum (bell pepper), button mushrooms, sweet corn, french beans, snap peas, broccoli. you can also add some sprouts and tofu if you want.

serve veg american chop suey as soon as you assemble it.

if you or your family likes recipes made with noodles, then i would suggest checking the following recipes:

  • veg noodles – an indo chinese stir fried preparation of vegetable noodles
  • hakka noodles – an indo chinese preparation with hakka noodles and mix vegetables.
  • chow mein – smooth velvety noodles with crunch from the veggies.
  • schezwan noodles – spicy and tasty stir fried vegetable noodles with schezwan sauce.
  • chilli garlic noodles – easy to prepare spiced chinese chilli garlic noodles recipe.

 

american chop suey

4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
one of the most popular and tasty fusion recipe is veg american chopsuey. 
veg american chopsuey recipe
Course:snacks
Cuisine:indo chinese
Servings:2

INGREDIENTS FOR american chop suey

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for frying noodles

  • 150 grams noodles, hakka noodles or instant noodles or whole wheat noodles
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 2.5 tablespoons corn flour (corn starch)
  • oil as required for deep frying

for american chopsuey sauce

  • ½ cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrot
  • cup thinly sliced capsicum
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onions or ¼ cup chopped onions
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, naturally fermented or naturally brewed
  • ½ tablespoon sweet red chilli sauce or sriracha sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil or peanut oil or sunflower oil
  • 1.5 to 1.75 cups water
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sugar or add as per taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped spring onion greens or 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

for corn starch paste

  • 2 tablespoons corn flour (corn starch)
  • 2 tablespoons water

for garnish

  • 1 tablespoon chopped spring onion greens or 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

HOW TO MAKE american chop suey

boiling noodles for chopsuey recipe

  • heat 4 cups water in a sauce pan on a medium to high flame.
  • add ½ teaspoon salt and add ¼ teaspoon oil to the water.
  • let the water come to a rolling boil.
  • then lower the flame and add 150 grams noodles. you can use instant, whole wheat, hakka or all purpose flour noodles. with a fork or a spoon press the noodles in the boiling water.
  • cook noodles on a medium flame till they become al dente.
  • check and taste a few noodle strands and they should have a slight bite to them. they should not be completely cooked.
  • strain the noodles in a colander.
  • then rinse the cooked noodles very well with fresh water. use a spoon to stir when rinsing noodles.
  • remove the noodles in a large plate or tray. spread them evenly. let noodles cool at room temperature for 1.5 to 2 hours. later after 1.5 to 2 hours you can begin to deep fry them.
  • before frying add 2.5 tablespoons corn flour (corn starch) on the noodles.
  • mix very well so that the corn flour (corn starch) coats the noodles well. you can use a pasta or noodle tong to mix.

frying noodles for chopsuey recipe

  • heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or a pan.
  • add a few strands of the noodles and if they come up steadily and gradually then you can begin to fry them. if they settle down at the bottom, the oil needs to get hot. if they come up too quickly then the oil is very hot, so the flame need to be reduced.
  • add noodles in batches.
  • as soon as you add noodles, then with a slotted spoon separate them.
  • fry till the base become light golden and crisp.
  • then turn over and fry the second side till crisp and light golden.
  • turn over a couple of times and fry till the noodles become golden.
  • remove fried noodles with a slotted spoon draining excess oil in the kadai or pan.
  • place fried noodles on kitchen paper towels so that extra oil is absorbed. this way fry the noodles in batches. 
  • once cooled, then place the crispy fried noodles in an air-tight container.

preparation to make chopsuey sauce

  • shred or finely chop the veggies. you can use a food processor or chop the veggies with a knife. 
  • in a small bowl, take 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and ½ tablespoon sweet red chilli sauce or sriracha sauce.
  • mix the three sauces very well with a spoon.
  • in another small bowl take 2 tablespoons corn flour and 2 tablespoons water. mix very well.

making chopsuey sauce

  • heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a wok or kadai or a pan. you can also use peanut oil or sunflower oil. keep the flame to low to medium.
  • add ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger and ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic.
  • saute for some seconds till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.
  • now add ¼ cup chopped spring onions. 
  • increase the heat to medium or high and stir fry onions for a minute.
  • now add the shredded veggies. mix very well.
  • stir fry vegetables on medium to high flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • now reduce the flame and add the sauces. mix very well with the stir fried veggies.
  • add 1.5 to 1.75 cups water and mix well.
  • stir the corn flour paste (as the corn flour settles down) and then add slowly in a stream in the pan.
  • as soon as you add corn flour paste, quickly stir so that lumps are not formed. in case lumps do form, then use a wired whisk and stir the gravy (sauce).
  • season with salt as per taste. add less salt as the sauces already have salt in them.
  • add ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder or crushed black pepper. mix very well.
  • simmer on a low to medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes till the sauce thickens. check the taste and the corn flour's raw taste should not be there.
  • now add 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.
  • add ½ to 1 teaspoon sugar. you can add less or more sugar as required. check the taste before adding sugar and if required then only add sugar. mix very well.
  • switch off the flame and now add 2 tablespoons spring onion greens.
  • mix well. the chop suey sauce is ready to be served. check the final taste and add salt, sugar, black pepper, soy sauce or any of the sauces if required.

making american chopsuey

  • now break the fried noodles and take them in 2 to 3 serving plates or bowls. i usually break the fried noodles. you can even keep them as one whole lot of fried noodles.
  • top the crispy noodles with the chop suey sauce as required.
  • garnish with a few spring onion greens. you can even garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.
  • serve veg american chopsuey immediately.
GOOD KARMAall our content & photos are copyright protected. as a blogger, if you you want to use this recipe or make a youtube video, then please write the recipe in your own words and give a clickable link back to the recipe on this url.
TRIED THIS RECIPE ?i would love to hear from you. if you have made this recipe then rate the recipe or leave a comment below. if you like this recipe then do share the recipe link on facebook, twitter & pinterest. for instagram mention @vegrecipesofindia or tag #vegrecipesofindia

how to make veg american chop suey recipe

a) boiling noodles for chopsuey

1. heat 4 cups water in a sauce pan on a medium to high flame.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

2. add ½ teaspoon salt.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

3. also add ¼ teaspoon oil to the water.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

4. let the water come to a rolling boil.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

5. then lower the flame and add 150 grams noodles. you can use instant, whole wheat, hakka noodles or all purpose flour noodles. with a fork or a spoon press the noodles in the boiling water.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

6. cook noodles on a medium flame till they become al dente.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

7. check and taste a few noodle strands and they should have a slight bite to them. they should not be completely cooked.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

8. strain the noodles in a colander.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

9. then rinse the cooked noodles very well with fresh water. use a spoon or fork to stir when rinsing noodles.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

10. when the noodles become warm or cool down, then you can use hands and lightly stir when rinsing with fresh water. drain all the water very well.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

11. remove the noodles in a large plate or tray. spread them evenly. let noodles cool at room temperature for 1.5 to 2 hours. later after 1.5 to 2 hours you can begin to deep fry them.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

12. before frying add 2.5 tablespoons corn flour (corn starch) on the noodles.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

13. mix very well so that the corn flour (corn starch) coats the noodles well. you can use a pasta or noodle tong to mix. if you use your hands, then the fingertips become sticky with the corn flour.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

frying noodles for chop suey recipe

14. heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or a pan. add a few strands of the noodles and if they come up steadily and gradually then you can begin to fry them. if they settle down at the bottom, the oil needs to get hot. if they come up too quickly then the oil is very hot, so the flame need to be reduced.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

15. add noodles in batches.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

16. as soon as you add noodles, then with a slotted spoon separate them.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

17. fry till the base become light golden and crisp.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

18. then turn over and fry the second side till crisp and light golden.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

19. turn over a couple of times and fry till the noodles become golden.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

20. remove fried noodles with a slotted spoon draining excess oil in the kadai or pan.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

21. place fried noodles on kitchen paper towels so that extra oil is absorbed. once cooled, then place the crispy fried noodles in an air-tight container.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

preparation to make american chopsuey sauce

22. shred or finely chop the veggies. you can use a food processor or chop the veggies with a knife. you will need ½ cup shredded cabbage, ½ cup shredded carrot, ⅓ cup thinly sliced capsicum, ¼ cup chopped spring onions, ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger and ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

23. in a small bowl, take 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup, 1 tablespoon soy sauce (i have used naturally fermented soy sauce) and ½ tablespoon sweet red chilli sauce or sriracha sauce.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

24. mix the three sauces very well with a spoon.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

25. in another small bowl take 2 tablespoons corn flour (corn starch) and 2 tablespoons water.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

26. mix very well.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

making american chop suey sauce

27. heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a wok or kadai or a pan. you can also use peanut oil or sunflower oil. keep the flame to low to medium. add ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger and ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

28. saute for some seconds till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

29. now add ¼ cup chopped spring onions. you can use onions instead of spring onions.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

31. mix well.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

32. increase the flame to medium or high and stir fry onions for a minute.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

33. now add the shredded veggies.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

34. mix very well.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

35. begin to stir fry on medium to high flame.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

36. stir fry for 5 to 5 minutes till the edges of the veggies become golden.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

37. now reduce the flame and add the sauces.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

38. mix very well with the stir fried veggies.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

39. add 1.5 to 1.75 cups water. mix well.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

40. stir the corn flour paste (as the corn flour settles down) and then add slowly in a stream in the pan.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

41. as soon as you add corn flour paste, quickly stir so that lumps are not formed. in case lumps do form, then use a wired whisk and stir the gravy (sauce).

making veg american chopsuey recipe

42. season with salt as per taste. add less salt as the sauces already have salt in them.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

43. add ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder or crushed black pepper. mix very well.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

44. simmer on a low to medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes till the sauce thicken. check the taste and the corn flour’s raw taste should not be there.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

45. now add 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. you can also add lemon juice in place of vinegar. add ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

46. add ½ to 1 teaspoon sugar. you can add less or more sugar as required. check the taste before adding sugar and if required then only add sugar. mix very well.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

47. switch off the flame and now add 2 tablespoons spring onion greens.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

48. mix well. the chop suey sauce is ready to be served. check the final taste and add salt, sugar, black pepper, soy sauce or any of the sauces if required.

veg american chopsuey recipe

making veg american chopsuey

49. now break the fried noodles and take them in 2 to 3 serving plates or bowls. i usually break the fried noodles. you can even keep them as one whole lot of fried noodles. if you are using store brought fried noodles, then use 2.5 cups.

making veg american chopsuey recipe

50. top the crispy noodles with the sauce as required.

veg american chopsuey recipe

51. garnish with a few spring onion greens. you can even garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.

veg american chopsuey recipe

52. serve veg american chopsuey immediately. 

veg chopsuey recipe


namaste, i am dassana

dassana amit

Founder, Chef, Recipe Developer, Food Photographer >> MORE ABOUT US

i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. We moderate comments and it takes 24 to 48 hours for the comments to appear. We thank you for your understanding and patience. If you have made the recipe, then you can also give a star rating.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

16 comments/reviews

  1. Please make a version of Maggi. I’m dying to try some really cool twist with Maggi but since your recipes are always amazing I wanna make sure it’s right

  2. In America, what we call “american chop suey” is a disgusting thing served in schools (and probably prisons). It’s ground beef, macaroni, and a bland tomato sauce. We would not like it at all! This recipe is really good, though.

    • i have heard of the chop seuy made in america. never checked the recipes though online or in books. this indian version of chopseuy tastes too good and even can be made with boiled noodles. some recipes use both boiled as well as fried noodles. its one of the popular street food in india as well as in restaurants.

  3. Hello mam,
    Apki APP kch dinose chal nahi rahi hai…. I tried unistalling it and then reinstalling… but its still not working..
    Please help.

  4. hello dassana….
    you are lengend of cooking…
    apki recipes NE mujhe bhut accha cook bna diya hai….
    thanks a lot…
    mujhe apki thodi help chahiye
    meri b.day aane wali h or uski party main kaun kaun si recipes rakhoo mujhe smjh ni AA rha…
    aap please mujhe kuch ideas dijiye…

    • thanks a lot harsha. make the recipes which you are fond of and which you like as its your birthday. you can search your favorite recipes and if i have shared, you will get to see it. usually for birthdays i make dishes as per what the family members like and it includes their favorite cake too.

  5. Hi
    i was looking for bashahi recipe on your website. could not find one. could you please do one for me

    thank you
    aditi

shares