Khow Suey

Khow Suey is a popular Burmese dish.  It is a mild Chicken Curry with lots of coconut sauce.  The coconut sauce is ladled over a bowl of egg noodles and chicken and served with a number of accompaniments with contrasting flavors.

You will find a few different recipes for this dish.

To serve:  each person takes a serving of noodles, takes some chicken and ladles on a generous amount of the curry and sprinkles various accompaniments over the top.

Khow Suey










  • Crispy fried onions
  • Chopped eggs
  • Sliced lemon
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Sliced green onions
  • Garlic Chutney 
  • Chopped peanuts

Noodles, chicken and coconut curry,                                                                                

Chicken, Noodles and Sauce









Serves 4



  • 1            tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1            tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1            tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1            tbsp kas kas (poppy seeds)
  • 10          almonds
  • 2            dried red chilies(optional)

Roast all the ingredient in a frying pan and grind it to a paste.

  • 4              tbsp oil
  • 1              large onion sliced
  • 1              tbsp  Green masala
  • 1              whole chicken breast
  • 1/2           tsp garam masala
  1. In a medium saucepan heat the oil. 
  2. Fry the onions till it is golden brown in color.
  3. Add the green masala and the paste.
  4. Remove all the fat from the chicken and cut it into 1” cubes.
  5. Add this to the saucepan and cook for 10 minutes until done.

Coconut Sauce

  • 2             tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4             tbsp chana flour(gram flour)
  • 2             can coconut milk
  • 1             tsp freshly ground cumin
  • 1             tsp Green masala
  • 1/4          tsp Haldi 
  • 1             cube chicken bouillon


  1. In a medium saucepan heat the oil and fry the chana flour for 2 minutes.  Add the coconut milk, fresh crushed cumin, and green masala and chicken bouillon and mix well.
  2. Cook on medium heat and bring to a boil.  Lower the heat to medium low and simmer stirring for about 10 min.


  • 1                pkt egg noodles
  • 1                tsp salt

Just before serving, cook the noodles.

  1. In a large saucepan bring 6 cups of water to boil. 
  2. Add 1 tsp salt.
  3. Add the noodles and cook for about 7 minutes till the noodles are tender.
  4. Drain in a colander.


  • 1/2          cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2          cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2          cup red garlic chutney
  • 1             boiled egg chopped.  
  •                fried noodles.
  • 1             lemon cut in wedge
  • 1/2          cup fried onions

Red Garlic Chutney

  • 10          dried red chili
  • 1            garlic peeled
  • 1/4         tsp salt
  • 2            tbsp oil
  1. Boil the dried chilies, remove the seeds.
  2. In a blender, blend the chilies, garlic and salt.
  3. In a small saucepan heat the oil, fry the garlic for 2 minute.  Add the chili paste.  Cook for 5 min stirring.  Cool it completely before serving.

To serve

Serve everything in separate bowls.

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