Burmese Khow Suey is a one pot meal which is a delicious concoction of noodles, spicy chicken/veges with coconut milk gravy and served with a variety of contrasting condiments and the final touch is a squeeze of lemon which adds the final tanginess. When i saw this recipe i was very much interested to try it out as the recipe was very interesting and when i finally did it we just loved the final outcome.Its just perfect one pot filling meal, specially when the condiments are added to it it tastes awesome.Now its a frequent dish at our place.
- 1 cup boneless chicken pieces( i inch pieces)
- 100 grams of noodles ( egg noodles/plain noodles)
- 1 medium sized onion chopped finely
- 1-2 table spoon ginger-garlic paste
- 7-8 garlic cloves
- 4-5 long red chillis
- 1 inch ginger piece
- 1 big onion chopped roughly
- 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
- 2-3 table spoon roasted chana dal (bengal gram) course powder
- 1 cup thick coconut milk
Condiments While Serving:
- Fried garlic pieces( fry till golden brown)
- Fried sliced onion(Fry till golden brown)
- Chopped boiled eggs(optional)
- Chopped green chillies in vinegar
- Lime wedges
- potato chips/french fries
- chilli sauce(optional)
- chopped spring onions(optional)
- chilli oil(optional)
Apply ginger-garlic paste and little salt to chicken pieces and keep for 30 mins then pressure cook it till it gets cooked.Retain its stock aside after it gets cooked.
Grind together roughly chopped onion,long red chillis,garlic cloves, ginger pieces and turmeric powder to fine red paste.
Heat a pan and add little oil, saute the finely chooped onion till transparent.Then add the ground red paste and saute the paste for 5-6 mins till its raw smell goes.Now add the the cooked chicken pieces and saute more for 2 mins.
Then add the chicken stock which was kept aside of the cooked chicken and close the lid and let it get cooked for 5-6 mins.When its boiling add the salt and stir.Add more water if required.
Then add coconut milk and mix it , lower the flame hile adding it.Mix chana dal powder in little water and add to the cooking gravy and cook till the gravy thickens.
Simultaneously boil 500 ml of water in a vessel and add little salt and 2 tea spoon oil.Cook the noodles in it till they are done.Then drain the hot water and pass running cold water through them.Keep them aside.
Now while serving place a single serve of noodles in a slight deep plate. Top generously with the chicken gravy, then add the fried garlic pieces and fried onions one on top of the other as per preference. The other condiments can be taken according to individual taste. Add a twist of lemon.You can even drizzle a little hot chilli oil .Enjoy...!!!
NOTE: My vegetarians friends can add veges(carrots, baby corn, mushroom etc) and paneer or tofu cubes and enjoy it instead of chicken, rest recipe will remain same.
Preparation Time: 35 mins