Ipsy Tipsy Khowsuey

Khowsuey is essentially a non veg. soup had with noodles. I have cooked it often with a combination of vegetables and tofu or paneer with favouable results.Its great for impromptu get togethers and can turn an otherwise ordinary evening into one filled with fun and excitement. You can ask your friends to join in to prepare the garnishings and  The wilder your imaginations, the yummier your results will be.

This is an authentic Burmese recipe from a friend's ma in law who happened to be a Burmese.Have fun!!

1kg. chicken or (mutton)
milk extract of 2 coconuts or 4 tb sps of Maggi coconut milk powder mixed with 4 cups(600ml.) of water
2 tb. sps of besan(gram flour)
2 medium sized onions sliced fine
2 t sps ginger garlic paste
11/2 t sp corriander powder
chilli powder to taste
salt to taste
1 1/2 tb sps cooking oil

1 small bowl of finely chopped onions
1 small bowl of finely chopped spring onions with the greens
1small  bowl of finely chopped garlic fried golden brown
1small  bowl of crisp fried noodles
green chillies
chilli paste made with red chilli flakes/powder fried in oil
lime/lemon quarters
hard boiled eggs chopped if preferred
cubed or grated cheese if preferred

  • heat oil in a large pan
  • add  sliced onions, fry till golden brown
  • add ginger garlic paste and fry well
  • add the chicken pieces and fry well for atleast 10 minutes till golden brown
  • add salt  corriander powder and chilli powder
  • add 4 cups of water and cook till chicken is tender
  • dry roast the besan till the raw smell goes and blend it with 1 cup of water , make sure there are no lumps
  • pour the besan paste in a thin stream into the chiken soup, stirring all the time till the soup thickens
  • if using fresh coconut, add the 2nd extract and let it cook till its well blended..Or add the cocnut milk powder mixed with water and cook on a medium flame. Taste and adjust the seasoning or add more coconut if required
  • add the 1st extract of fresh coconut just before serving. Keep the flame low and let it heat well gently.
  • Boil noodles of your choice
  • serve noodles in deep bowls, add chicken and lots of soup topped with the garnishing of your choice
  • give it a squeeze of lemon for that added zing

For the vegetarian version you can use any strong vegetable stock like onion and garlic.Add mushrooms, broccoli, baby corn,zuccini or any other vegetable of your choice. Add tofu/ paneer/cooked soya chunks for the protein. Follow the same procedure as the non veg version.