Chicken Chowmein is my comfort food during winter😀 We don't need precisely chopped veggies use what you have in fridge...peas and beans in my case😉
1/2 Inch Ginger
8 Pods Garlic
2 Medium Onions
5 Sprigs Spring Onions
5 + 3 Chilies
2 Dried Red Chilies
2 Tbsp Soya Sauce
1 Tbsp Pepper Powder
500 Grams Noodles (I used whole wheat noodles)
250 Grams Chicken Mince
1 Tsp Chinese tasting salt (MSG/Ajinomoto)
1 Star Anise
2 Inch Sticks Cinnamon
Salt as per taste
3 Tbsp Oil
Finely Chop 1 Onion, Ginger and Garlic.
Thinly Slice the other Onion.
Finely Chop Spring Onions.
Finely Chop 5 Green Chilies and Slit the other 3 Chilies.
Cook the noodles as per package directions reserve.
Slit and chop the beans into 2 inch pieces reserve.
Par boil the green peas reserve.
Marinate the chicken mince 15 to 20 minutes ahead of time. Add finely chipped onion, ginger, garlic, 1 tbsp spring onions and chilies 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1/2 tsp pepper powder, 1/2 tbsp salt and 1/4 tsp ajinomoto mix well and reserve 👌
We can also use ready-made store bought five spice powder instead of whole spices😎Method:
Heat a heavy bottom wok or pot add oil and place on medium flame.
Once the oil starts to smoke add spices and allow to splutter.
Add slit chilies, dried red chilies, sliced onions and fry until the onion turns light pink in color.
Add the bean and peas to the onions and fry for a minute. Add marinated chicken mince and fry until the chicken crumbles apart.
Add 1/2 Cup water to the chicken allow to cook until the veggies and chicken are cooked.
Once the chicken has cooked place the flame on high allow the excess moisture to evaporate. Add salt, 1 tbsp soya sauce, 1/2 tsp pepper powder fry for a minute.
Add cooked noodles to the masala mix till well combined and fry for a minute. Garnish with coriander and spring onions serve hot...Enjoy 😋