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Khau Swe  Recipe

Famous burmese dish made with chicken cooked in coconut gravy, served with noodles and other condiments

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Khau Swe

Main Ingredients

Chicken, Oil




Main Course_Chicken

Level Of Cooking


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  • Chicken cut into pieces
    800 grams
  • Oil
    1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Onions finely chopped
    3 medium
  • Garlic crushed
    4 cloves
  • Ginger chopped
    1 inch piece
  • Cinnamon
    1 inch stick
  • Bay leaf
  • Coriander powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder
    2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli pepper
    1 teaspoon
  • Chicken stock
    8 cups
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Noodles
    500 grams
  • Gram flour (besan)
    2 tablespoons
  • Fish sauce
    1 tablespoon
  • Coconut milk
    2 cups
  • Condiments
  • Hard boiled eggs peeled and quartered
  • Onions thinly sliced
  • Spring onions thinly sliced
  • Lemons cut into wedges
  • Fresh coriander leaves
    3 tablespoons
  • Red chilli flakes
    1 teaspoon
  • Garlic sliced diagonally and fried until golden


Step 1

Heat oil in a pan. Add turmeric powder and onions and sauté till onions soften.

Step 2

Add garlic and ginger and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add cinnamon and bay leaf and continue to sauté.

Step 4

Add chicken, coriander powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder and mix.

Step 5

Add chicken stock and salt and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 6

Cook till the chicken is almost done.

Step 7

Meanwhile boil the noodles till just done.

Step 8

Drain, refresh and drain again and set aside in a bowl.

Step 9

Mix gram flour in quarter cup of water and add to the chicken.

Step 10

Stir and cook till the gravy thickens.

Step 11

Add fish sauce and mix. Add coconut milk and stir and let it heat through.

Step 12

Pour the chicken gravy over the noodles.

Step 13

Serve the condiments in separate bowls.

Step 14

Each person then can add the condiments as per their choice and eat.

Chef Tip

Chef’s tip: for vegetarians you can replace the chicken with paneer or mushrooms or mixed vegetables.

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