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Simple Kolkata’s Egg Chowmein

Egg chowmein is nothing but stir fried noodles. If you are in Kolkata you will find every other lane have one or two roll and chowmein counter. Chowmein became Kolkata’s anytime meal .Huge coverage from age group 4 to 80 everyone loves to relish this stir fried mixed with veggies, scrambled egg and sometimes chicken cubes spicy saucy chowmein. In our house also my Mom since kid days till now cook noodles loaded with veggies and scrambled eggs. This was Mom’s trick so that we get all the goodness of veggies in a palatable way. But a day back from a FB food group a friend shared this simple chowmein recipe .Big thanks to him for sharing. In my college days a friend used to bring such simple yet delicious chowmein which her Mom pack for her and we while sharing each other meal boxes get to taste this awesome goodness. It was years back lost touch with that friend but taste remain fresh in memory. A single glance in FB and I can’t stop myself cooking as it refreshed the memory of our carefree colorful college times. I am sure you too will love this zip zap zoop recipe. This simple egg chowmein is also good for the bachelor cooks who want something delicious in a hurry. Go for it and let me know your views in the comments.

Preparation time : 10 minutes 
Cooking time : 15 minutes 
Serves :  4  

Ingredients : 
4 packs chowmein / noodles 
6 egg scrambled  
3 onion  sliced 
5 garlic clove chopped 
½ tsp ginger chopped 
3 tsp  vinegar 
½  tsp sugar 
2 green chilly chopped 
1/2  tsp or to taste  freshly ground black pepper powder 
5 to 6 tbsp oil for frying
Salt to taste 
chopped spring onion for garnish (optional) 

Methods of Cooking :

 Boil the noodles drain the water. Add 1 tbsp oil salt, sugar and pepper to it. Mix well. Keep aside. Heat a wok on high flame add oil and chopped garlic. Fry a little then add chopped ginger, green chilly and sliced onion and 2 tsp vinegar. When the onion gets translucent add boiled noodles and scrambled egg. Mix well. Adjust seasoning. Then add another tsp of vinegar. Mix well. Serve hot with spring onion garnish. Add some tasty sweet and sour tomato ketchup if you are packing it for kids or for a dinner you can have it just like this or can pair with chilly chicken, chilly panneer,chilly corn or chicken Manchurian. I think you will love this easy to make simple Kolkata’s Egg chowmein.

Tip : You can add MSG to enhance the taste but I don’t suggest as it’s not good for health.

Happy Cooking!


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