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Step by step easy Khao Soi recipe with Photos of each step.

This is not an authentic Khao Soi recipe which calls for a meat curry and a separate coconut curry. Instead, I have made one simple but equally delicious curry that is both quick and practical. Yes, I combined goodness of both curry in one pot — super quick and yummy!

Khao Soi is Burmese main course. It consist of noodles, meat curry, coconut curry and a variety of condiments.

You can also check my other post of Bohra Khao Soi in which I discussed a variety of condiments and spices.

Khao Soi Recipe (Bohra Style)

How to make Khao soi recipe from Scratch

Burmese Khao Soi Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
This is a quick yummy and easy way to make Khao Soi, serve with fried onion and garlic, chilli slices, and a splash of lemon juice.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Burmese
Keyword: Khao Soi Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
  • Oil to fry (about 1 cup)
  • 3 onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 whole garlic , chopped
For curry
  • 500 grams chicken ,cut in small cubes
  • 4 whole red button chillies
  • ½ tablespoon ginger paste
  • ½ tablespoon garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon crushed chillies
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds or powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¾ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • salt or to taste
Other ingredients
  • 3 medium tomatoes ( raw puree)
  • 75 gram coconut milk powder (or 3 cups light coconut milk)
  • 6 tablespoon gram flour
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 chicken cube
  • 1 ½ packet egg noodles (375 gram, boiled)
Optional Accompaniments
  • Hot sauce
  • Potato sticks
  • Lemon wedges
  • Sliced green onions
  • Boiled eggs
Prepare Garnish (Fried Galic and onions)
  1. In a large pot, fry garlic until golden. Remove from oil and set aside.
  2. In same oil, fry onion slices until golden. Remove from oil and set aside.
  3. Remove all oil from pot leaving only 2 tablespoons , add half of fried onion, chicken and all ingredients in spice list. Mix well, cover and cook for 10 minutes until chicken is tender.
  4. Add tomato purée and mix well.
  5. Now, mix coconut milk powder, gram flour, lemon juice and 2 cups water in a bowl. Then add to the chicken.
  6. Also add a chicken cube and 3-4 cups water. Let the curry simmer until oil separates.
  7. To serve take warm noodles in bowl top with curry and accompaniments of your choice. Enjoy.

Step by step recipe of Khao Soi with this Photos.

Boil noodles as per instructions on packet and set aside.

Fry chopped garlic until golden and set aside.

In same oil fry onions slices until golden.

Remove half onions for garnish and we will half fried onions in curry. Also remove extra oil from pot leaving only 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

Put chicken and all the spices in the pot.

Cover lid and cook on medium heat for 15 minutes until chicken is tender.

Blender tomatoes in a blender until soft to make raw tomato puree.

Now add tomato puree and cook further for 5 minutes.

When you see a thin layer of oil tomatoes are cooked.

Mix coconut milk powder, gram flour lemon juice and water in a bowl. ( You can also use coconut milk instead of coconut milk powder and skip water.)

Add gram flour mixture in pot. Cook for few minutes until it thickens.

Add 2-3 cups of water as per desired consistency.

I also add half chicken cube for flavor kick but it is optional. You can also use chicken powder instead.

Khao soi Recipe


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