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American Chopsuey

By: Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Crispy noodles with delighful sauce

Filed in World Cuisine

Serves 4 people

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So far I have found American chopsuey served in only Indian restaurants but not in America. I wonder where the name comes from. Anyway for those of you who love this dish, here is the preparation.


¼ lb Noodles
¼ cup Chicken(boiled, shredded)
½ cup Spring Onion(chopped)
¼ cup Carrot(chopped)
¼ cup Bell pepper
¼ tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Ginger(paste)
¼ tsp Red Chili Powder
1 cup Chicken(stock)
4 tbsps. Tomato Sauce
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
½ tbsp Chili Sauce (green)
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tsp Vinegar
1½ tbsps. Corn Flour


For the chopsuey sauce :
  1. Heat 4 tbsp. of oil in pan and add ginger paste, spring onions, carrot, bell peppers, chilli powder and salt.
  2. Stir fry this over high heat for a minute before adding chicken pieces. Fry another couple of minutes.
  3. Add tomato sauce, chilli sauce, sugar, vinegar, stock and salt to taste. Bring to a boil.
  4. In a seperate cup mix corn flour with cold water, mix it well and then combine with the boiling sauce.
  5. Keep stirring till the sauce becomes thick. Set aside.
For the noodles :
  1. Boil water, add noodles and salt. Cook uncovered for couple of minutes till the noodles are soft and firm but not mushy.
  2. Drain and wash with cold water. Add a little bit of oil to keep the noodles from sticking.
  3. Heat plenty of oil in a deep frying pan to frying heat. Add drained noodles in circles.
  4. Remove on a kitchen towel when crisp and golden, let the oil get absorbed in towel.
To serve the chopsuey, place crispy noodles in a serving bowl (or deep plate). Pour the hot chopsuey sauce over it.
Serve immediately.

Latest Comments

By Vrishali Mate on 5/22/2011 11:05:00 PM

I think this receipe is very easy to make and most of the ingrediaents are available at home....its a must try at home....

By shalini tripathy on 6/11/2010 4:07:00 AM

this a great dish.....i tried at home and everyone loved it........

By afshan ahamed on 1/12/2010 12:19:00 PM

hi rajiv,, can we make this out of any noodles..in an cooking programme the chef said to use the egg noodles only.....i wanna try ur dish plz clarify....

By hanabee on 1/7/2010 3:36:00 AM

This is my whole family's favourite chopsuey and you are right It is only found in Indo Pak not in America. Thank you soo much.

By Divya on 8/25/2009 11:22:00 PM

Dear Rajiv, I tried ur recipe,I didn t fry the noodles even then it was tasty.

By salma on 8/25/2009 3:48:00 AM

Marvelous recipe can we use egg speghatties?

By Divya on 8/24/2009 10:50:00 PM

Dear Mamata and Devika I am also veg. Just exlude chicken and replace chicken stock with either veg sock or water.

By Recipe-tryer on 7/8/2009 12:55:00 AM

this recipe is AWESUM!!! tried it, tasted gud..


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