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Burmese Khow Suey


For the noodles

  • 200 gms Noodles (you can use any kind of noodles)
  • 1 - 2 cloves Garlic cloves Bruised
  • as required Water
  • as required Salt

For the gravy

  • 500 gms Chicken Boneless (bite-sized) (I used boiled and shredded )
  • 4 Onion Finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic cloves paste
  • 3/4 tablespoon Gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli powder
  • 1 - 1/4 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 - 1/4 cups Water (I used chicken stock)
  • to taste Salt

For the Garnish

  • 3 - 4 Chopped Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Garlic cloves Sliced and fried
  • 1/4 cup onions Fried
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 cup Noodles Fried
  • 1/4 cup Crushed peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon Finely sliced green chillies
  • Soy sauce (optional)
  • 2 - 3 Lime


  • Boil the water required for noodles along with salt and garlic. Add the noodles and cook till the noodles are done. Drain and rinse in cold water. Drain and keep aside..
  • Heat oil in a pan. Saute the onions till soft. Add the ginger- garlic pastes and fry till the raw smell goes.
  • Add the turmeric and chilli powder along with chicken and saute till the chicken is cooked.
  • Add the gram flour and mix well. Pour in the coconut milk along with water or stock and add the salt. Let it boil till it thickens. Switch off heat.
  • For Serving: .
  • Take the serving bowl and add some noodles. Pour the gravy so that the noodles are well covered. Garnish according to your liking. Serve hot.


Note: I would definitely recommend using all the garnish ingredients including fried garlic :-)