Goan Chow Chow Recipe – Shrimp Egg Noodles

24 Oct

Looking back I wonder, how come I did not make the Goan Chow Chow more often. It is the most easiest, kid friendly egg noodles recipe to make and very tasty. This dish is quintessential on the buffet table for all weddings and special occasion celebrations in Goa.


Goan Chow Chow

As usual, when I get ready for my weekly blog I do my Google snooping and found only two recipes for Goan Chow Chow the remaining were for Chow Mein and each one was so different from the other that I felt the need to put out the recipe that was originally made before the Chow Chow got converted to Chow Mein with Chinese cuisine influence.

goan-chow-chow-recipe-shrimps-prawns-spicesIf you search Chow Chow in Google according to Wikipedia it is a Dog breed originally from China. If you search Chow Chow Recipe then its a Southern Relish that is slightly tangy. That goes well with everything from hot dogs to corn bread and is a perfect way to preserve summer produce like bell peppers and green tomatoes. So if you ask me what is the significance of the Goan Chow Chow name, frankly I have no answer.

Servings: 6-8


12 oz of egg noodles

2 1/2 cup of julienne green beans

2 1/2 cup of julienne carrots

2 cups of julienne  green bell pepper

35-40 medium-sized shrimps

5 cloves of garlic

1 1/2 – 2 vegetable bouillon

salt to taste


Chow Chow Ingredients


Wash the shrimps, add grated 3 garlic cloves and salt to taste. Keep the shrimps / prawns aside.

Next cook the egg noodles al dente according to the cooking directions on the packet. Drain the noodles and add 2 tbsp of oil so as not to stick.


In a non stick large skillet add a little oil and saute each vegetable separately and season it with a bit of salt and keep aside. Once all the vegetables are done saute the shrimps.

Next smash with the back of your knife the remaining 2 garlic cloves and add it to the hot skillet with oil . Saute till browned to flavor the oil. Take it off and now add the noodles and saute well in the garlic oil.

Next add the sautéed vegetables, shrimps/ prawns and season the mixture with the vegetable bouillon according to your taste.


For a vegetarian version just skip the shrimps / prawns. Here is the pictures for the Goan Chow Chow Vegetarian Recipe.


Goan Vegetarian Chow Chow.

Side Note : In some cases tomato ketchup is added to the noodles for added flavor.


54 Responses to “Goan Chow Chow Recipe – Shrimp Egg Noodles”

  1. TheUnknownCook October 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    This dish looks very delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    • Nandini October 24, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

      Thank you! appreciate your kind words.

  2. "Cheffie Cooks" October 24, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

    Greetings Nandini, sounds scrumptious!!! Your Florida bud. Cheryl

    • Nandini October 24, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

      Thanks Cheryl! You are always so generous with your words my Florida Bud 🙂

  3. According to Ai October 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    That looks delicious! My family, kids included, would love this! =)

    • Nandini October 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

      Thank You so much. It is a kid friendly dish as it has no spice. I hope your kids enjoy it as much as my 2 kids did 🙂

  4. sewloveable October 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    This looks amazing… usual.

    • Nandini October 24, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

      Thank you so much. I appreciate your kind words 🙂

  5. madeauxb October 25, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    looks delicious. will have to try to find replacement for shrimps and try it

    • Nandini October 25, 2014 at 8:03 am #

      Thank You so much. You sure can skip the shrimps and it turns out great. The flavor is from garlic and the smokey flavor of bell pepper.

  6. Daring to Dream it October 25, 2014 at 1:26 am #

    I love this recipe, so fresh. I just can’t do egg noodles at the moment so will substitute rice noodles for now. I love your recipes. Keep them up.

    • Nandini October 25, 2014 at 8:09 am #

      Thank You! Yes it is a very light and refreshing dish with all the vibrant veggies. Rice noodles or if you like Japanese soba noodles will work.

  7. Jueseppi B. October 25, 2014 at 2:14 am #

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

  8. Serena @ foodfulife October 25, 2014 at 2:40 am #

    You make me feel like having a noodle feast!! 🙂 Wonderful pictures!!!

    • Nandini October 25, 2014 at 7:57 am #

      Yes…that is the whole idea. Thank you Serena 🙂

  9. essbee14 October 25, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    Love the brightness & zestiness of this dish!

    • Nandini October 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Thank you so much Sarah!

  10. saralingam04 October 25, 2014 at 8:16 am #

    Looks delicious!

    • Nandini October 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

      Thank you Sara 🙂

  11. talker blogger October 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    I have GOT to try this !

    • Nandini October 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      You have to give it a try. It’s a quick and very tasty dish 🙂

  12. Christy Birmingham October 25, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Sounds great (and looks amazing)!

    • Nandini October 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      Thanks Christy! It is a one pot meal and very tasty too 🙂

  13. annaethain October 25, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    I think my little boy is going to love this! Great recipe!

    • Nandini October 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

      Thank You! I too hope he like it 🙂

  14. California Flour October 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Looks delicious and simple! I’ll be sure to try soon!

    • Nandini October 27, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Thanks Jessica! It is very simple and hope you enjoy it 🙂

  15. dilipnaidu October 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    Mouth watering preparation! Thanks.

    • Nandini October 27, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      Thanks Much Dilip!

  16. Marko October 27, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Hello! I wish you a nice week.

    • Nandini October 27, 2014 at 11:37 am #

      Thanks Marko. You too have a great week.

  17. Heena Rathore P. October 27, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    They look yummy! My mouth is watering and I’m drooling all over the screen! I love noodles 🙂

    • Nandini October 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

      Thanks much Heena! There sure is something about a bowlful of carb’s that our tummy’s crave 🙂

  18. Nisha Patel October 27, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    You always have such delicious healthy recipes. Love the name of this dish too. Also, I’m sure it’s perfect without the ketchup.

    • Nandini October 27, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

      Thanks a lot Nisha. I do strive to make my recipes healthy and at the same time tasty too. I too prefer it without the ketchup.

  19. Everyday Life of a Mother and Wife October 28, 2014 at 10:05 am #

    Hi! Looks yummy. I am contacting all of my followers to let them know of my change over to self hosted wordpress blog. Unfortunately it does not let you bring over followers from If you would like to continue following me I have a feedburner in my right sidebar for all of my readers to resubscribe. Thanks!

    • Nandini October 28, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

      Thanks for the update will check it out.

  20. Good Food Everyday October 29, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    Looks absolutely delicious !

    • Nandini October 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

      Thank you so much Lea. That is very kind of you to say 🙂

  21. ltaft925 November 1, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    How beautiful! You are making me hungry… haha

    • Nandini November 2, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

      That’s the whole idea Laura 😉

  22. Meredith November 2, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

    Sounds as good as it looks.

    • Nandini November 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

      Thank You Meredith 🙂

  23. xoxolovedee November 26, 2014 at 6:14 am #

    Omgness this looks so yummy. Definitely following. 😊

  24. Antonio Caggiano November 27, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    Ciao,’re right. the excellence of a dish is mostly in its simplicity (my way of thinking 🙂

  25. threepointsfitness August 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

    Reblogged this on Three Points Fitness and commented:
    Carbs have lost favor in the diet industry recently, but did you know carbs are the main fuel source for cardiovascular activity? Treat yourself to this delicious noodle dish after a long hike or jog – your body will thank you!

    • Nandini August 30, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

      Thank You for the re-blog 🙂 I am with you on the carbs load 🙂

  26. edgarone2 October 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    I should be able to cook this Chow Chow noodle dish myself. Looks delicious. Thank you.

    • Nandini October 13, 2016 at 12:45 pm #

      I am sure you will as it is a very easy recipe 🙂

  27. Wag 'n Bietjie November 6, 2016 at 3:15 am #

    Reblogged this on Wag 'n Bietjie.

    • Nandini November 14, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

      Thank You so much for the re-blog 🙂

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