January 09, 2016

Khao soi

Khao Soy


-->Happy New Year!
I am back with a new recipe - Khao soi. It is coconut milk soaked noodle dish topped with meat/vegetables and a variety of toppings. It's can be a lot of fun to have this at dinner parties where everyone can make their own bowl.

I made it several times in 2015 and it was a lot of fun. Instead of preparing a prepared bowl, I put all the ingredients on the table and everyone could choose and make their own Khao soi bowl.

It can be done with chicken or any other meat. I also added a vegetable dish as I had vegetarians on the table as well.

After you add the coconut soup, noodles on top and choose chicken and vegetables, then come the toppings - fried onions, fried garlic, ginger soaked in lemon juice and sugar, cilantro, spring onions, crispy bhujia, fresh radish, boiled eggs or any other multitudes of combination you can think of.

It may take a little bit of time getting all the ingredients, but the bowl with all the toppings will be the talk of the night, not to mention so delicious that it will be gone in no time.

Here is how I do it:




Ingredients:
(serves 4-6)

For coconut soup:

I cup of regular coconut milk

3 cups of water

1 tbspoon of chickpea flour

1/4 tspoon turmeric powder

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tspoon cumin powder


For Noodles:

2 noodle packs - I have used hakka noodles, singspore noodles and hot garlic noodles at different times and they all work.


For chicken:

1 lb ground chicken

1/2 onion chopped

1/2 tspoon grated garlic

1/2 tspoon grated ginger

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 tbspoon oil

1/2 tspoon cumin powder

1/2 tspoon coriander powder

1/4 tspoon turmeric powder


For vegetarian topping:

1 lb vegetables of the season - in summer I used zucchini and in winter butternut squash and brusell sprouts.

1/2 onion chopped

1/2 tspoon grated garlic

1/2 tspoon grated ginger

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 tbspoon oil

1/2 tspoon cumin powder

1/2 tspoon coriander powder


For fried onions:

2 big onions - sliced thinly lengthwise

2 tbspoon oil


For fried garlic:

15-17 cloves of garlic - sliced thinly

2 tbspoon oil


For boiled eggs:

3-4 eggs


Method:

For coconut soup:

Take a big pot and put one can of coconut milk and then three cups of water and bring it to a boil on medium flame.

In a small bowl, mix the chickpea flour and the spices together into a smooth paste with a few tspoons of water and then add it to the coconut milk. Cook for 7-10 minutes and then take it off the flame.

For Noodles:

Boil the noodles to a boil and cook according to package. Drain water and keep it warm.


For Chicken:

Heat oil in a pan and then add the chopped onion and ginger garlic paste. Then add the ground chicken and the turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes, then add the salt and pepper and cook for another 8-10 minutes till the chicken is cooked, stirring every few minutes. Set it aside in a bowl.


For vegetables:

Heat oil in a pan and then add the chopped onion and ginger garlic paste. Then add the vegetables and saute for a couple of minutes. Then add the turmeric powder, cumin and coriander powder, salt and pepper and cook for another 7-8 minutes till the vegetable is cooked. Set it aside.


Khao Soy
Other Toppings:
 
Boiled eggs: Boil 3-4 eggs and slice it lengthwise.

 
Fried onions:
Fry the onions till they turn crispy and brown. Set it aside.

 
Fried garlic:
Fry the chopped garlic till it turns crispy. Set is aside.

 
Chopped ginger:
Chop the ginger thinly and then soak it in a tspoon of lemon juice and 1/4 tspoon of sugar. It tastes amazing.

 
Chopped cilantro

 
Chopped green onions


Chopped cucumbers or radish

 
Crispy Bhujia

 
Sliced lemons



Assembly:


Khao Soy

Put it all on the table and here is how to assemble.
Add the coconut soup, then add the noodles. Top it with your choice of vegetables or chicken and then add any topping - eggs, onions, ginger, radish and cilantro.

Enjoy.

 

7 comments:

  1. My friend and her mother, who grew up in Burma, would make this. I've eaten it there. There was also a Burmese food counter in the mall, I ate this there recently. I hope it's still there!

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    1. I've really enjoyed this and so have the guests every time I've made it.

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  2. My friend and her mother, who grew up in Burma, would make this. I've eaten it there. There was also a Burmese food counter in the mall, I ate this there recently. I hope it's still there!

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  3. I have always wanted to make this at home but balked at the sheer volume of all the ingredients.
    A very happy New year to you too Mandira.

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    1. I used to think that too, but once I made it, it was worth the effort :)

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  4. Wish you a very happy new year dear Mandira.....I am off from food-blogging for a long time now...just stopping by to say your khao soi spread looks very inviting and delicious...stay blessed ..hugs and smiles

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    1. Thank you jaya, so wonderful to see you stop by. Hope you are doing well. Hugs.

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