Khao suey | How to make Khao suey

By Bobby Kochar  |  17th Jan 2016  |  
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About Khao suey Recipe

Khao suey is a curried bowl of noodle based, vegetable and Coconut Soup, served with a delightful melange of garnishes. It was originated in North Eastern part of Burma, which shares it's coastline with India, China and Thailand. Primarily because of this reason, their dishes are influenced by Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisines.

Khao suey

Ingredients to make Khao suey

  • For khao suey paste :
  • 4 Large dried medium hot red chili, seeded OR 2 Thai Bird Chili
  • 3 Large onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • Handful of cilantro stems
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, bottom part only, chopped
  • 1tsp Whole coriander seeds
  • For the soup :
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 can coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Vegetable / chicken broth
  • 1 / 2 kg. Boneless chicken, chicken, cut into small pieces / 2 cups mixed vegatables ( mushrooms, brocolli, baby corn )
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Light brown sugar / 1 tbsp Palm sugar
  • 1 tsp Light soy sauce
  • 2 lemon's juice
  • Toppings :
  • 250 gms. Boiled and drained noodles
  • Fried onion slices
  • Fried garlic
  • Spring onion greens
  • Chili oil
  • Chopped cilantro Leaves
  • lemon wedges
  • Roasted and crushed peanuts

How to make Khao suey

  1. Soak dried red chillies in water for 15 to 20 minutes. Drain them and reserve the liquid.
  2. Add all the ingredients of khao suey paste and red chillies to a blender and blend till smooth, often adding reserved liquid.
  3. For soup :
  4. Heat oil in a wok. Add Khao suey paste and cook till it turns dark.
  5. Now add coconut milk and broth. Bring to boil.
  6. Add vegetables / chicken and salt and cook till vegetables / chicken are done.
  7. Add palm sugar / light brown sugar and soy sauce / fish sauce. Boil till it thickens to desired consistency.
  8. Now divide noodles in four soup bowls. Pour soup over it and add toppings.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Reviews for Khao suey (7)

neepa shah2 years ago

Thank you for sharing a good recipe

Malti Luthra3 years ago

Thank you

Bobby Kochar3 years ago


Sheetal Anil Nilangekar3 years ago

truly interesting soup..thanks for sharing

Sukhmani Bedi3 years ago


Kalpana Vinay3 years ago

Very Delicious!!

Bindiya Sharma3 years ago


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