Mohinga Recipe

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How to make Mohinga
  • Chef: Nikhil & Natasha
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

A yummy noodle soup with catfish, lemongrass, eggs and some vegetables. Its often eaten as breakfast in Burma.

Ingredients of Mohinga

  • 3 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 onion - grated
  • 4 garlic cloves - crushed
  • 1-inch freshly grated root ginger
  • 1 stalk lemon grass
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Water
  • 90 ml fish sauce
  • 2 small onions
  • 4 Tbsp rice flour mixed with a little cold water
  • 450 gm catfish
  • 450 gm fine rice noodles
  • For Garnishing:
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • Shredded spring onions
  • Shredded green beans
  • Slices of fried gourd or squash
  • Fresh coriander leaves

How to Make Mohinga

  • 1.Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the grated onion, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, chilli powder and turmeric and cook for a few minutes over a medium heat, stirring, until fragrant.
  • 2.Add the water, fish sauce, quartered onions and rice flour mixture.
  • 3.Mix well and bring to the boil, stirring thoroughly to prevent any lumps forming.
  • 4.Once the soup has thickened, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 5.Cut the fish into chunks then add to the soup. Mix well and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes.
  • 6.Meanwhile, bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the noodles and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
  • 7.To Serve: Place a portion of noodles in individual soup bowls and top with the soup.
  • 8.Serve hot with the garnishes served in separate dishes and allow diners to add whichever of the garnishes they like to their own bowl of soup.