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Chinese bhel

Chinese bhel is one of the most popular Mumbai street foods. Its crispy fried noodles toasted with vegetables and different types of sauce make a lip-smacking Indo-Chinese recipe.

I loved Chinese food, especially Chinese bhel it’s my favorite. There are many variations in the Chinese bhel recipe. In my recipe, I boiled noodles till they cooked and fried noodles to make them crisp, and then add veggies and different sauces to make it. I used schezwan sauce for its spicy and garlicky flavor with it I used soy sauce and vinegar. Lastly, I used tomato sauce to give a sweet flavor to bhel. Do try this easy recipe of Chinese bhel.

The key to making street style Chinese bhel at home are :
  • Firstly you have to cool completely boiled noodles before you fried them.
  • Coat boiled noodles with some cornflour and then fry noodles till they are golden brown. Corn flour helps to give a crispy texture to noodles; you can use rice flour or arrowroot powder instead.
  • You can add different veggies according to your choice. You can use broccoli, different color capsicum, and baby corn.
  • You can also adjust the amount of Chinese sauce according to your choice.
  • Lastly serve Chinese bhel immediately after preparing it otherwise noodles become soggy.
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Chinese bhel

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Nehas Cook Book
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snacks, Street food
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

For fried noodles

  • 2 noodles packet
  • 7-8 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp +1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Oil for deep frying

For Manchurian balls

  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup spring onion greens
  • ¼ cup chopped capsicum
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp green chilli paste
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp corn flour
  • Oil for deep frying

For Chinese bhel

  • 150 grm fried noodles
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 medium size onion slices
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup thinly sliced capsicum
  • ½ cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 4 tbsp schezwan sauce
  • 4 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder or red chilli sauce
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • Garnish with spring onion greens

Instructions
 

Making fried noodles

  • In a pan boil the 2 packet noodles as per package instruction.
  • Add salt and oil to the water while boiling the noodles that prevent the noodles from sticking to each other.
  • Drain water from noodles and keep aside. Do remember to wash the noodles with cold water after boiling to stop the cooking process.
  • Then add 1 tbsp oil to boiled noodles.
  • Now add 2 tbsp cornflour and coat boiled noodles with it.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add noodles, and fry it on high flame. Fried all noodles in the same way.
  • Now break fried noodles into medium size pieces.
  • Also, divide fried noodles into two parts.

Making Manchurian balls

  • in a mixing bowl, add chopped cabbage, chopped carrot, spring onion greens, chopped capsicum, ginger-garlic and green chili paste, salt to taste, and black pepper powder. Mix well.
  • Now add maida and cornflour and form a soft dough.
  • Make small size Manchurian balls.
  • Deep fry in hot oil keeping the flame on medium.
  • Stir occasionally, until the balls turn golden brown.
  • Drain off the manchurian balls and keep them aside.

Making Chinese bhel

  • In a wok, add oil, chopped ginger, garlic, and green chili. Sauté for a minute.
  • Then add sliced onion and cook it for a minute.
  • Now add sliced carrot, thinly sliced cabbage, sliced capsicum, and salt.
  • Mix well and sauté vegetables on high flame till it slightly shrink.
  • Now lower the flame and add schezwan sauce, tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, red chili powder, and pepper powder. Mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and add veggies and sauce mixture into fried noodles. Mix well.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens.
  • Chinese bhel is ready to serve.

For Manchurian Chinese bhel

  • add Manchurian balls into veggies and sauce mixture which we prepared for regular Chinese bhel. Mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and add the mixture into fried noodles. Mix well.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens.
  • Manchurian Chinese bhel is ready to serve

Notes

  • oil helps to avoid stickiness while boiling noodles.
  • do not overcook noodles.
  • rinse cooked noodles with cold water helps to stop its cooking process.
  • coat boiled noodles with flour helps to give crispiness while frying it.
  • fry noodles on high flame.
  • cook vegetables on high flame, do not overcook them.

 

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