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Khao Suey


Khao Suey

Khao Suey



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Khao Suey is a Burmese noodle soup. This version is made with noodles tossed in with chicken, chickpea and red chilli paste. Garnished with eggs, potatoes, peanuts and a generous squeeze of lemon.


  • 500 gms of boneless chicken

    4 Tbsp chickpea flour or besan

    1 Tbsp vegetable oil

    4 Tbsp onion paste

    1 tsp garlic paste

    1/2 litre of chicken stock

    2 packets of coconut milk powder

    1 Tbsp red chilli powder

    1 Tbsp sesame oil


    Noodles, cooked

    Red chillies

    Dark Soya sauce


    Boiled potatoes, chopped

    Boiled eggs, chopped

    Sauted onions

    Roasted peanuts, chopped finely

    Lemon juice

    Dark soya sauce

    Spring onions

    Coriander, chopped

    Browned garlic, shredded

    Red chilli paste


Add four spoons of chickpea flour or besan in a pan, and let it brown on medium heat. The colour will turn medium orange. Keep aside. You can store this in an airtight jar for weeks.

Put oil in the pan. Add 2 tbsp onion and garlic paste and a liter of chicken stock.

Add salt and let it simmer. Then mix coconut milk and let it boil for sometime.

In the meantime, dissolve the roasted besan in half a cup of water. Then add it to the above mix.

Take another a deep pan, add oil and then the chopped garlic. Add the boneless chicken. Add red chilli powder and salt to taste. Stir fry the chicken till it's cooked.

To make the red chilli paste, burn a few red chillies a little oil and pour 2 tablespoons of dark soya sauce. Grind it in a mixie, till it's coarse.

Now put noodles in a bowl, add the chicken and soup, then garnish with toppings, according to taste.

Key Ingredients: chicken, flour, vegetable oil, onion, garlic, chicken stock, coconut milk, red chilli, sesame, salt, red chillies, soya sauce, potatoes, egg, peanuts, lemon juice, coriander