Burmese Khow suey


The word Khow Suey refers to noodles in a curry made from coconut milk. The dish originated in the streets of Burma; it consists of noodles, and a beef or chicken curry made with coconut milk. It is served along with its condiments at family gatherings and special occasions.

  • Medium
  • 4 person(s)
  • 30 Min


    • Chicken boneless, strips½ kilogram
    • Oil4-5 tablespoons
    • Onion, sliced2
    • Garam masala½ teaspoon
    • Saltto taste
    • Ground white pepper1 teaspoon
    • Red chilli powder1 teaspoon
    • Chicken powder½ teaspoon
    • Ginger garlic paste1 teaspoon
    • Ground turmeric½ teaspoon
    • Coconut milk1 cup
    • Water1 ½ cup
    • Cream½ cup
    • Ground black pepper1 teaspoon
    • Oil4 tablespoons
    • Garlic cloves, sliced8 - 10
    • Onion, sliced1
    • Chips1 packet
    • Papri1 cup
    • Fresh coriander, chopped1 cup
    • Spaghetti1 packet
    • Water1 litre
    • Saltto taste


  • For curry: Heat oil in a small pot and fry onions until translucent.
  • Add chicken cut into strips and stir for a minute until no longer pink.
  • Add salt, ground white pepper, garam masala, red chilli powder, and chicken powder. Mix well.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and mix.
  • Add ground turmeric and stir.
  • Add coconut milk and stir well.
  • Now add water and stir again.
  • Add cream and mix well.
  • Add ground black pepper, stir, cover the lid, and cook on low flame for 05 to 08 minutes until the curry thickens. Keep it aside.
  • For condiments: Heat oil in a frying pan, fry sliced garlic cloves, and set it aside.
  • In the same oil, fry onions until brown, and keep it aside.
  • Heat water in a large pot, add salt and spaghetti, and boil until one-forth cooked. Strain and keep it aside.
  • Assembling: In a serving bowl add spaghetti, chicken curry, fried garlic cloves, chips, fried onions, chopped coriander, and papri.
  • Enjoy! Please give us your feedback in the comments below.
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