Tuesday, 23 April 2013

American Chop Suey

Hi Friends, 
  Chop Suey is an American dish which is invited by Chinese Immigrants, It can be made in both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian versions. Basically it is served with stir fried noodles.
In restaurants you will get 2 different varieties of Chop-Suey, One is the American one and the other one is Chinese. American will be in red gravy and Chinese one will be in white gravy........

I tried American one in red gravy with both boiled and crispy noodles..... 
Hope you will enjoy my version of Chop-Suey..........


  • 1 carrot (cut into round pieces)
  • 1 large onion (cut into square pieces)
  • 1 cup cabbage (cut into square pieces)
  • 7-8 french beans (cut into 1″ pieces)
  • 1 green, red and yellow bell peppers (cut into square pieces)
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp red chilly sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp of cornflour in 1/4 cup of water


  • Boil water in a heavy bottomed pan. Add chopped carrot, cabbage and beans to the boiling water, cover it with the lid. Remove from the heat and keep the vegetables in hot water for 5-7 mins. Drain them and keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a Non-stick kadhai, add oil. Now add onions, saute them on high flame for 2 mins.
  • Add all the three bell peppers, saute for 5 mins. 

  • Add parboiled vegetables and saute for 3-4 mins. Remember, Don't over cook the vegetables, they will lose their crispiness. 

  • Add soy sauce, red chilly sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar, black pepper, salt and honey. Mix nicely.

  • Add 2 cups of water, bring it to boil. Reduce flame and cook for another 3-4 mins. 

  • Add the corn flour mixture. Keep stirring continuously till the gravy becomes thick. 
  • Remove from heat and keep the gravy aside.

For Boiled Noodles: I used Ching's Secret noodles, Boil them as per the instructions given on the back side of the pack (Don't overcook them)

For fried Noodles:
  • Take boiled noodles, drain and dry them on the large tray. 
  • Sprinkle one tbsp of cornflour on the noodles.

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed kadhai, Pour these noodles in the oil.

  • After a while you will observe a nest formation of noodles.

  • Cook noodles till they become golden brown in colour.
  • Remove them on an absorbent paper.
  • Repeat with the rest of the noodles.
To serve: 
  • Place the boiled noodles on a plate. Sprinkle crispy noodles generously on the top of boiled noodles.
  • Now spread the vegetable gravy on the top of the noodles.
  • Enjoy Crispiness and softness of the noodles at the same time...............

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meenab said...

wah now i know why its called chop suey

so its those crispy noodles that makes difference

looks like i can try to make these

Unknown said...

i can try this with chicken :) very colorful..

Nilu A said...

I absolutely love chop suey Shruti... Delicious combination of flavours :-)

meena said...

delicious chopsuey,so inviting.

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Sharanya palanisshami said...

want to grab this whole plate .......... looks colorful and crunchy

Niesha said...

I will definitely try it the veg way for my brother.. :)
Thanks you shruti for this.

Unknown said...

wow Shruti seriously chopsuey is a most loved recipe in our household but faithfully we only go to a restaurant to have this dish. You are really fearless to try it at home :) looks super

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Absolutely delicious chop suey Shruti dear. Please pass on to me....so tempting and yummilicious.

today's post:

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy dear

eshoboshoaahare.blogspot.in said...

YUmmy & Healthy chop suey..lovely

Swathi said...

Delicious american chop suey Shruti, Love it.

Julie said...

loving the way u presented,looks yummy!!

Unknown said...

delicious dish

Vimitha Durai said...

What an awesome preparation.. looks so yum

Recipe world said...

Nice recipe dear..you have a nice collection of recipes..happy to follow you back :)


Rafeeda AR said...

loaded with the goodness of veges.. nice...

Hema said...

Looks very good, have never tried adding fried noodles..

divya said...

Absolutely delicious. Looks amazing!

Daksha said...

Nice and tempting dish..looks yummy!!

Unknown said...

love the color of this dish...

Unknown said...

nice and tempting...
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Unknown said...

Hi Shruti,

I came across your blog and found it awesome..the colorful chopsuey was my favorite in my college days..thanks for sharing the recipe..i'll definitely try this out..
you can visit my blog too when you have sometime

www.mahaslovelyhome.com said...

Yummy luking dish n fé kids luv dis kind of foods..

Unknown said...

Looks yummy !
Love this dish .

Sushma Mallya said...

looks v tempting...one of my fav's

Home Cooked food said...

nicely done chop suey