Vegetarian Burmese Khow Suey

The first time I ate Khow Suey was when my friend, Ritika got leftovers for lunch. It was delicious. A couple of weeks ago, my friend Babita sent me a picture of the dish she made. It was beautiful. It inspired me to make it. Here are Babita’s pictures:

This is a Burmese dish (not sure if it is authentic Burmese) but one which is made all over India. It is a fun dish with all the garnishes you add to the noodles and soup.There is a restaurant called Burma Burma in Bangalore which makes good khow suey; I think mine surely made the cut. It really hit the spot. Mine is a vegetarian version but you could surely add shrimp or chicken to it.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion sliced thin
  • 7-8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • coriander leaves/ cilantro 4 tbst
  • 5-6 tbsp peanuts, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fried noodles (optional)
  • spring onions, sliced thin
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 inch fresh turmeric (or 1 tsp turmeric powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp lemon rind
  • 3 tbsp crushed tomato
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • 1/2 tsp bouillon paste or 1 bouillon cube
  • 400 ml coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet tofu, drained and cut into cubes
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 broccoli, chopped
  • 7-8 mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 packets (300 g) wheat or rice noodles, cooked
  • lemon or lime, cut into wedges
  • full boiled egg (optional)

Directions

  • In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil. Fry sliced garlic, drain and keep aside. Add sliced onions and fry till golden. Keep aside.
  • Grind onions, ginger, garlic and turmeric.
  • In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil. Add the paste and keep mixing till well cooked and the oil separates. Add coriander, cumin and chilli powder and mix. Add tomatoes and cook on a low flame for a few minutes
  • Add the vegetable stock, buillion, lemon rind and cook
  • In a small cup mix a few tbsp water and gram flour
  • Add to the stock and mix well to avoid lumps
  • Add vegetables and coconut milk and cook till vegetables are cooked but have a bite. Add tofu and 1 tsp soya sauce
  • Boil and remove from flame

To serve, place some noodles in a bowl. Add soup. Garnish with fried onions, green onions, fried garlic, coriander, nuts, fried noodles, egg and lemon juice

Published by

chaiwithpreethi

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Teacher, Student! Love to cook and bake, eat and travel. Continue to learn!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s