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.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken, Oil

Cuisine : Other

Course : Main Course_Chicken

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Khau Swe

Khau Swe Recipe - how to make Khau Swe


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • 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 2

  • Lemons cut into wedges2

  • Onions thinly sliced2 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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