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Khau Swe  Recipe

Aromatic chicken stew served with noodles and a number of condiments - a Burmese specialty.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Khau Swe

Main Ingredients

Boneless chicken, Oil




Main Course_Chicken

Level Of Cooking











Vitamin B6


  • Boneless chicken cut into thin strips
    500 grams
  • Oil
    5 tablespoons
  • Onions finely chopped
    3 medium
  • Ginger chopped
    2 tablespoons
  • Garlic
    4 cloves
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Crushed red chillies
    1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Chicken stock
    2 1/4 cups
  • Cumin powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Gram flour (besan)
    2 tablespoons
  • Coconut milk
    2 cups
  • Fish sauce
    1 tablespo
  • Lemon juice
    1 teaspoon
  • Egg noodles boiled
    200 grams
  • Condiments
  • Eggs hard boiled, peeled and quartered
  • Lemons cut into wedges
  • Onions thinly sliced
    2 medium
  • Fresh coriander leaves
    2 tablespoons
  • Spring onion greens chopped
    2 stalks
  • Garlic diagonally sliced and deep fried till golden
    8-10 cloves
  • Crushed red chillies
    as required
  • Fried noodles
    1/4 cup


Step 1

Heat 3 tbsps oil in a non stick pan. Add onions and sauté till soft. Add ginger, garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Cool and transfer into a grinder jar and grind to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat remaining oil in another non stick pan. Add salt, 1 tsp crushed red chillies to the chicken and mix well. Add 1 tsp red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well. Add this to pan and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add ground paste and ½ cup chicken stock, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cumin powder, coriander powder and remaining red chilli powder and mix well. Add 1½ cups stock and mix.

Step 4

Take gram flour in bowl. Add ¼ cup stock and mix well, ensuring that there are no lumps. Add this to chicken and mix. Cook till thick.Add coconut milk and mix. Add 1 tbsp fish sauce, lemon juice and mix well. Add salt, mix well and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Roll boiled noodles around a fork and place in a serving bowl. Pour generous ladles full of chicken mixture on top. Place 2 pieces quartered eggs on one side and 2 lemon wedges on opposite side.

Step 6

Put sliced onion, few drops fish sauce, coriander leaves, spring onion greens, fried garlic, a pinch of crushed red chillies and fried noodles on top. Serve immediately.

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