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Monday, March 14, 2011

Bread Chowmein - A friend in need is a friend indeed!!


Did it ever happen to you that you make up your mind to prepare something and realize after initiating the process that you don't have one of the main ingredients at home!! I came across such a situation last Saturday when I was craving for Chinese food and decided to make some chow mein. But alas, I had no stock of noodles at home and was too lazy to go out all the way to buy some. I was very disappointed and had almost decided to order some from outside when I noticed my most friendly and versatile food; bread!!! And an idea rang into my mind why not replace noodles with bread. I trusted my instinct and to be honest the end result made my day which proved the saying, a friend in need is a friend indeed!! :)



Ingredients:
Cabbage : 1 1/2 Cup
Capsicum : 3/4 Cup
Carrot : 3/4 Cup
Onion : 1/2 Cup
Green Chillies : 2, slit
Garlic Paste : 1/2 Tsp [Optional]
Salt : To taste
Oil : 2 Tbsp
Soya Sauce : 1 1/2 Tbsp
Chilli Sauce : 2 Tsp
Tomato Sauce : 1 Tsp
Bread : 8 - 10 Pieces


Method:
1. Wash and cut cabbage, capsicum, carrot and onion length wise.

2. Cut the hard sides of the bread, roll them slightly using a rolling pin. Then cut the bread slices into thin strips.

3. Heat oil in a wok in high flame an add slit green chillies and garlic.

4. Then add onions and fry them until translucent.

5. Then add Carrot and after a min add cabbage and capsicum. Fry them in high for few minutes. 
Note: I don't like completely cooked vegetables in the chowmein so I fry them only until half done. If you like the vegetables completely cooked, you can boil the vegetables slightly before frying them.

6. So once the veggies are done lower the flame a little add soya sauce, chilli sauce, tomato sauce, salt, pepper and the bread.
The measurement of sauces are as per my taste, so adjust the sauces as per your taste. I know some people don't like tomato sauce in chowmein!!



Sending this to Nivedita's and Pari's event "Only Original Recipes". Also sending one of my posts from last month for this event Eggless Date and Walnut Cake in which I used jaggery instead of sugar.

Also sending this to Srivalli's Kids Delight event, guest hosted by Priya and Fast Food NOT Fat Food hosted by Priya


32 comments:

divya said...

Wow...very innovative and fabulous dish...looks sooo tempting!!!

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...looks so yummy ! delicious !

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very innovative recipe...using bread is simply awesome...


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SouthindianHome said...

Nice innovative recipe

Vimitha Anand said...

Chowmein with bread.. Very creative dish and looks delicious too

Jaswal said...

This is so innovative, looking so yummy , will try soon.

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Nisa Homey said...

Thank you for visiting my space and for the lovely thought.....that's a great idea...and looks yum!!

Priyanka said...

Wonderful and very innovative :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Never heard of bread chowmein, it's a fantastic idea and looks very delish.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very innovative. Looks so delicious..

Jay said...

so tasty n fullfilling...nice presenatation..
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Do stop by mine sometime..:)
Tasty appetite

Sunanda said...

Thnx for dropping by..Your too have a wonderful space..Its a very innovative way to replace noodle with bread.. looks very tempting..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Your instant idea to replace noodles with bread sounds awesome !! Will tune in for more such innovative and delicious recipe.
Do keep in touch

Deepa
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Deepti said...

Thats an instant noodle idea

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Padhu said...

Looks so delicious

jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nice and delicous one love the way u cut the veggies

Now Serving said...

I must tell you that I love this recipe - The veggie pics you've taken are the kind I often post on my blog too since I love seeing the vibrant colors and to think of the good they do for you when they are consumed :)
bookmarking this one - And please do send this to my events - guest hosting kids delight this month and also to my Fast Food NOT fat food event cheers- priya (please check events on top column below blog name)

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My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Wow... i never knew we can make chowmein with bread.. beautiful and yum :)
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Am following you too :)






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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very new to me !! Looks so delicious !!

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Raksha said...

Nice recipe :)

Raina said...

Great idea to add bread! It looks delicious:)

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aipi said...

This is innovation! loved the recipe..

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SSC said...

Bread chowmein new recipe .... good idea will try it... looks yummy

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