Nepali Chow Mein – A spicy noodle recipe

Chow Mein is a delicious spicy noodle dish, that is common throughout Asia with a few variations.  This is one way Nepali People make it.

We are going to try hard to give specific instructions, but usually when you cook Nepali-style you just sort of “eye ball” it.

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First things first, you are going to need Tomatoes, Carrots, Cilantro, Onion, Broccoli, and Chili Peppers (preferably Thai chili peppers often found at little Asian markets.) So…go get a big knife and start chopping!

We like our chow mein nice and spicy! So we use maybe 9 thai chili peppers, but if you prefer, you can always use less.chowmein8

Double check that you have all of the ingredientschowmein9

Next you need to put the noodles in a large pot when the water starts boiling.   Stir it until they become tender. After that rinse them with cold water and put them aside.

Now you need to get a wide frying pan and put some vegetable oil and the chopped onion in it, stirring it until the onions are golden brown.

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After that add the chopped tomatoes and broccoli and put two tablespoons of salt, a little amount of “ageno”, and a large spoonful of chili powder.

Cook it for a few minutes (until the vegetables start to get soft) then add the noodles and mix it thoroughly.chowmein23

Add the chopped cilantro, chili peppers and carrots.chowmein25

Mix it up and its ready to serve.chowmein27

Ingredients:

  • Noodles (asian noodles are best, but you can get by with regular spaghetti noodles)
  • 2-3 Tomatoes
  • 1/2 bunch of Cilantro
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 stalk of Broccoli
  • 2-3 Carrots
  • 9 small Spicy Thai Chili Peppers (if you want the real deal!)
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 1 large spoonful chili powder
  • a little “ageno”

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