Khow Suey, a Burmese delicacy is my all time favorite meal. Burmese food is hard to find in in New York but could be easily made at home. It is cooked with numerous vegetables, coconut milk, noodles and aromatic spices which makes it flavorful.


For the Rice

2 cups basmati rice or wild rice

1 carrot- finely cut

1/4 cup beans- finely cut

3 tablespoon olive oil

3-4 cloves of garlic

2 pieces green chili

1 tablespoon soya sauce

1/2 bunch scallions

For the curry

3-4 cloves of garlic- finely cut

3 tablespoon olive oil

3 pieces Kashmiri chili

8-10 basil leaves

1/2 cup broccoli

1 red capsicum- cut and keep aside

1 yellow capsicum- cut and keep aside

1 small zucchini- cut and keep aside

1 carrot- cut and keep aside

1 Can Coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon Haldi (Tumeric)


For the Sides (Garnishing)

1/2 cup scallions- chopped

1/4 cup coriander- finely chopped

50 grams peanuts- crushed and dry roasted

2-3 cloves garlic- roasted

3 onions- cut and fry

3 green chili- finely cut

3 lemons


For the rice


Boil rice in water for 15 mins. Once ready strain it and keep aside.


Heat olive oil in a medium-sized pan. Add garlic, green chili, carrot, beans, and spring onions. Sauteé for 2 to 3 minutes.


Add soya sauce, salt (to taste) and the cooked rice. Sauteé for 2-3 minutes.


Sprinkle some spring onions on the ready rice for decoration and serve.

For the Curry


Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Then add the Kashmiri chili, basil leaves, haldi, salt, broccoli, red and yellow capsicum, zucchini, and carrot to the olive oil. Sauteé the vegetables for 2-3 minutes.


Pour coconut milk in the sauteéd vegetables. Mix it well and allow it to cook for at least 4 minutes. After 1 boil (when bubbles are seen on the top) shut the gas.


Sprinkle basil leaves on the ready curry and serve hot.

For Garnishing

Put the spring onions, roasted peanuts, roasted garlic, fried onions, and green chili in separate bowls and serve.

Note:  Khowsuey can be served with rice noodles, any type of wild rice or angel hair pasta.  Its all about personal choices.