Ainy Cooks

kh manLet me introduce this interesting dish to you,
“In Memoni cuisine, Khow suey, from Burmese, is a noodle dish that comes from the mountainous Shan State. It is a one-dish soup meal made of egg noodles and curried beef or chicken with coconut milk, served with a variety of contrasting condiments. A squeeze of lemon also adds tanginess to Khow Suey. The dish is similar to the Burmese noodle dish.”
In Karachi this is not only famous among Memoni community but also all Memoni cuisine lovers. This is a modified version. Like “Singaporen rice” we Pakistanis add some Pakistani Tarka in it…lolz.


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Boneless chicken cubes1/2 kg
Chopped tomatoes1/2 kg
Salt to taste
Ginger minced1 tsp
Garlic minced1 tsp
Red chilli crushed1 tbsp
Cumin crushed1/2 tsp
Coriander crushed 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Dry methi leaves1/2 tsp
Oil1/2 tbsp
Green chillies chopped3-4


  • In a pan add oil and ginger garlic ,fry till color change. Add all other spices except green chillies.
  • Stir and add tomatoes, stir and cover with lid. Cook till tomatoes well cooked and oil separates from curry.
  • Sprinkle green chillies and set aside.


Yogurt1/2 kg
Gram flour/ basan4 tbsp
Saltto taste
Crushed red chillies1 tbsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Coconut powder2 tbsp
Coriander powder1 tsp
Water2-3 glass


  • Add all ingredients in a blender and mix. In a pan pour and add water.
  • Cook till required consistency obtained.
  • In a pan add 2 tbsp oil, whole red chillies 2-3, Cumin seeds 1/4 tsp, Curry leaves 2-3. Fry for few seconds and give tarka to coconut curry.

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  • Boil noodles 1 packet as instructed on box.Drain and toss 1 tbsp oil to give a gloss.Set aside till assembling.
  • You can serve khao suey with two different procedures, First you can place boiled noodles on plate then pour curry and top it with chicken curry. Sprinkle garnish and serve.
  • Second you can layer noodles in a Pyrex dish then pour curry of coconut and then chicken, layer noodles again now bake it for 10 minutes at 180c,sprinkle garnishes before serving.
  • Serve garnishes with khao suey. And do not forget to squeeze lemon juice on top.
  • I will recommend you to serve with first procedure and serve coconut curry and chicken curry also, so one can add more curries according to taste and requirement.


Few garnishes which will enhance the taste of your khao suey are as follow..:) You can skip few.

  • Lemon wedges.
  • Fried onion.
  • Fried garlic
  • Mint leaves.
  • Coriander leaves.
  • Green chillies.

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