Chicken Chow Chow

by samyak

To make Chicken Chow Chow you will need the following ingredients.


  • 1 lb. Tibetan noodles, similar to spaghetti, or cavatelli
  • 1/2 lb. chicken, cut into ¼-in. slices in 1.5-in. length (can be substituted with lamb or shrimps)
  • 2 cups of mixed vegetables (carrots, bean sprouts, green beans, green pepper, and celery)
  • 2 cups spinach, washed and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons musturd oil for browning chicken
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3 fresh chilies, julienned
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons musturd oil for pan-frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup green onion, cut in 1-in. length for garnish

Now lets read the instructions and start cooking Chicken Chow Chow.


    • Cook noodles in boiling salted water until slightly undercooked. Drain

and rinse. In a non-stick pan heat 2 tablespoons of musturd oil. Brown

chicken until ¾ way cooked. Transfer the browned chicken to a bowl.

Drain the leftover oil. In the pan, heat 2 tablespoons of musturd oil.

Splitter fenugreek seeds until they turn dark. Add onions, fry till

light brown. Add turmeric, garlic, ginger, cumin powder, and chilies.

Stir well for 1 min. Transfer the browned pieces of chicken to the pan;

stir well, gradually adding soy sauce and yogurt.

Cook in medium heat until the chicken is tender, about 5 min. Add the noodles and vegetables to the chicken mixture, pan-fry for about 5 min until the vegetables are tender. Add tomatoes and spinach, and fold into the noodles for a minute or so, until spinach is wilted and the excess liquid is completely evaporated off. Garnish with green onions. Serve with roti.

Submitted by: Tulsi Regmi