Burmese Khow Suey

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A vegetarian version of the traditional burmese dish. It is essentially a one-dish meal comprising of noodles in a soup of curried vegetables in coconut milk, served with a variety of contrasting accompaniments. Each of your guests can individually mix the rich array of accompaniments to create their own original taste sensation. The ingredients that make the difference are fried garlic, coriander, lemon juice, fried onions and chillies.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1 packet of rice noodles

For The Khow Suey
2 onions , chopped
2 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
1 large sized lemongrass (hare chai ki patti) root , chopped
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp roasted chana dal (daria) , powdered
2 cups coconut milk
1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables (baby corn, broccoli, carrot, French beans and cauliflower)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

For The Toppings
1/4 cup salted and roasted peanuts
1/4 cup sliced spring onions
1 lemon wedge
1/4 cup fried onions
1/4 cup fried garlic (lehsun) cloves
2 to 3 sliced fresh red chillies

  1. To cook the rice noodles follow the instructions on the packet, or immerse them in plenty of hot water for 10 minutes till they soften. Drain and place in a bowl of cold water till required. When you wish to serve, immerse them in hot water again and
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil and sauté the onions, garlic, ginger, lemon grass, turmeric, coriander and cumin powder till the onions are soft.
  3. Cool, add the besan and blend it to make a paste.
  4. Sauté the paste in the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and season with salt and sugar.
  5. Add the coconut milk and vegetables and simmer till the vegetables are tender, adding a little water if required.
  6. Take it off the heat and add lemon juice.
  7. Pour it over cooked rice noodles and serve with the toppings.

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 on 13 Jan 15 03:40 PM

This recipe is excellent,thank you so much for such a quick and easy khow suey recipe
 on 29 Aug 14 03:27 PM

Just awesome
 on 18 Jul 14 11:26 PM

Love this recipe.
 on 07 Apr 13 05:36 PM

Can't believe that an item with this kind of a name can be so yummy!! Had never tasted it before, so wasnt sure if the taste will be appreciated or not, but lo and behold- I followed the instructions as it turned out to be just great!! An excellent item to make for a welcome change!!
 on 17 Jan 12 09:07 AM

Followed it to a T, turned of beautifully.