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Khao soi Recipe
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Burmese Khao Soi Recipe

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, Thai
Keyword Khao Soi Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 986kcal


  • Oil to fry (about 1 cup)
  • 3 onions thinly sliced
  • 1 whole garlic chopped

For curry

  • 500 grams boneless chicken cut in small cubes


  • 4 whole red button chillies
  • ½ tablespoon ginger paste
  • ½ tablespoon garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli flakes
  • 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 pureed
  • 75 gram coconut milk powder (or 3 cups light coconut milk)
  • 6 tablespoon gram flour
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 chicken cube/bullion
  • 1 ½ packet egg noodles (375 gram, boiled)

Optional Accompaniments

  • Hot sauce
  • Potato sticks
  • Lemon wedges
  • Sliced green onions
  • Boiled eggs
  • Roasted Peanuts
  • sliced onions


Prepare Garnish (Fried Galic and onions) Skip is using pre-fried onion and garlic

  • In a large pot, fry garlic until golden. Remove from oil and set aside.
  • In same oil, fry onion slices until golden. Remove from oil and set aside.

Make Curry

  • Remove all oil from the pot leaving only 2 tablespoons. Now, add half of the fried onion (about ¼ cup) chicken, and all ingredients in the spices list in the pot. Mix well, cover, and cook for 10 minutes until chicken is tender.
  • Add tomato purée and mix well. Let the curry simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes until little oil separates on the sides of the pot.
  • Now, mix coconut milk powder, gram flour, lemon juice, and 2 cups water in a bowl. Add the mixture to simmering chicken curry.
  • Also add a chicken cube and 3 cups water, or as needed for desired consistency. Let the curry simmer until oil separates (about 15 minutes).
  • To serve take warm noodles in bowl top with curry and accompaniments of your choice. Enjoy.


Calories: 986kcal