Khow Suey

Parul A. Moondhra

Founder of daylidelicious and chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu London

2 min read



Approx. Cost

INR 300



Cooking Time

45 Mins

Ingredients list

For the Soup

Chickpea Flour/ Besan: 4 tbsp 

Olive oil: 1 tbsp

Onion Paste: 4 tbsp

Garlic Paste: 2 tsp 

Chilli Paste: 1 tbsp homemade or any Chilli Sauce you like

Chicken Stock or Veg stock: ½  litre 

Coconut Milk: 1.5 cans 

Red Chilli Powder: ½  tbsp

Sesame Oil: 1 tbsp 

Soy Sauce: 1 tbsp 

Coconut Sugar or Sweetener of choice: 2 tbsp

Lime juice: ½ 

Water: 1 cup 

Salt as per taste

For the Chicken

Cooked Chicken: 400gms

Peanut or Olive Oil: 1 tbsp

Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp

Chilli Paste: 1 tsp

Soya Sauce: 1 tsp

Vinegar: 1 tsp

Honey or Sugar: 1 tsp

Water: 1 tbsp

For the Tofu

Crispy Baked Tofu or Plain Cubed Tofu: 400gms

Cornflour or Almond Flour: 2 tbsp

Soya Sauce: 1 tbsp

Peanut or Olive Oil: 1 tsp

Salt, White Pepper, Garlic Powder

 For Toppings

Steamed greens -fine green beans/Snow peas or Pakchoy: 5 gm

Egg noodles: 5 gm 

Chopped Red Chillies: 5 gm

Crispy Fried Onions: 5 gm

Roasted Crushed Peanuts: 5 gm

Lemon Wedges: 5 gm

Chopped Spring Onions: 5 gm

Chopped Coriander: 5 gm

Chilli Paste: 5 gm

Crispy Noodles (egg or buckwheat noodles break into small pieces and cook in a pan with a tbsp of oil, stirring constantly.)


Step 1 :

In a large wok, dry roast the besan until it turns golden orangey, stirring constantly, being careful not to burn it! Set aside and sauté the onion and garlic, add the chilli paste. Next add the stock and coconut milk, soy sauce, salt and chilli. Whisk the besan into a cup of water, then whisk into the wok until the soup thickens a bit, breaking any lumps that may form. Add sesame oil. Add the coconut sugar and lemon juice, to give the soup a bit of zing.

Step 2 :

For the chicken, sautee the ginger garlic paste first in oil, then add everything else. Quickly add and sauté the chicken until it is cooked through on a medium flame.  

For tofu, drain excess water, then place large slices of tofu in a single layer in a tray lined with paper towels. Place a heavy weight on top for at least 30 mins. This will make the tofu springy and firm. Cut into cubes. Mix the soya sauce and oil into the tofu.

Then toss lightly in the seasoned flour. Bake in a lined tray at 180 degrees for 20-30 mins, turning it over halfway.

Step 3 :

Take a bowl, first add the noodles, then the soup and toppings. Serve hot. 

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