Chow mein is a generic Chinese term for a dish of stir fried noodles, of which there are many varieties. Chow mein is generally made of soft noodles, however Hong Kong style chow mein is made from thin crispy noodles.

Chow mein is also common in Indo Chinese cuisine, having been introduced by the Chinese of Calcutta. It is usually offered Hakka or with gravy. Catering to vegetarian diets, there is an Indian variant, vegetable chow mein, which consists of noodles with cabbage, bamboo shoots, pea pods, green peppers, and carrots.

6 oz Chow Mein Noodles
1 medium sized onion thinly sliced
1 cup cabbage thinly shredded
1 medium sized green bell pepper thinly sliced
1 medium sized red bell pepper thinly sliced
1 carrot thinly sliced
Bamboo shoots (optional)
1 spring onion finely diced
1 tsp ginger finely grated
1 tsp garlic finely chopped
1 small green chilli finely chopped
2 tblsp light cooking oil
2 tblsp soya sauce
1/2 tsp black pepper
salt to taste

1.Boil a pot of water and when it starts boilling add a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp oil.Then put the chow mein noodles and let them boil in wtar till they are done.
2.Heat oil in a wok and saute garlic,green chilli,white part of spring onion.
3.Add Onion let it saute till it turns pinkish in color.
4.Add the green bell pepper and the red bell pepper,carrots and Bamboo shoot.Let them saute.
5.Finally add the finely shredded cabbage and let it saute for about 2 minute.
6.Add salt,black pepper and Soya Suace and mix it well to coat the vegetables.
7.Now mix the sauteed vegetables with the boiled and drained noodles.
8.Serve hot with Vegetable Manchurian or Chicken Manchurian.