October 7, 2015

Un No Khauk Swe / Burmese Cuisine / World Food Guide Challenge

My today's post is related to Burmese Cuisine which goes to the event " World Food Guide " hosted by me and Laksmi Vimala from cookingclub17.blogspot.com . According to our October month theme - Alphabet B - Burmese cuisine, I had chose this recipe as it sounded very flavorful and tasty. Click HERE to more about our event WFG and participation details. Coming to this month theme, Burmese cuisine, it includes dishes from various region of Burma which is officially called as Myanmar. The Burmese cuisine has been  influenced by Indian, Chinese and Thai cuisine. Mohinga is their Traditional and National dish which is prepared using rice noodles and fish soup.

And coming to my recipe.... Un No Khauk Swe is a burmese dish which is also otherwise spelt as Ohn no khauk swe. This delicious curry is prepared using chicken, noodles and coconut milk. The actual recipe calls for Fish sauce but I have skipped it. I have used veggies along with chicken to make it more yummy and healthy but also can be prepared only with chicken. This recipe is adapted from youtube but made few changes according to our taste and available ingredients. The taste resembled more of thai cusine because of ginger and coconut milk. This is a complete meal as it is served with noodles and egg. Flavorful, rich and delicious meal which has now become one of my family's favorite recipe.

Ingredients :

To Marinade: 

250 Gms Chicken, Boneless, Cut into cubes
Less than 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tsp Fish Sauce ( I did not use it )

To Grind :
2 Onions, Chopped
2 inch Ginger, chopped
10 Garlic cloves
1/4 Tsp Turmeric powder

200 ml Coconut milk 
For Thin milk - Take 1/4 Cup Coconut milk and add 2 Cups of water
Remaining keep aside.

200 gms Egg Noodles / Wheat Noodles
2 Tbsp Oil
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Chilli powder
1 Tbsp Besan Flour 
7 French beans, chopped into small pieces
2 Carrot, chopped into small pieces
Spring onions, for garnishing 
Onions sliced for garnishing
2 Boiled eggs, cut into halves
1 Lemon, cut into 4 wedges

Method :

Marinade the chicken with the given ingredients and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Cook Egg noodles as per the given instructions on the packet.

Wash it with cold water, drain and keep aside.

Grind the ingredients given in a " To grind" list into fine paste and keep aside.

Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a pan and add the ground paste.

Fry it for couple of minutes in a medium flame or till the color changes into golden brown.

Now add the chicken along with veggies ( Carrot and beans ) and mix well for a minute.
Add chilli powder and salt followed by Thin milk ( 1/4 Cup Coconut milk + 2 cups water ).

Cover and cook it in a lower flame till the chicken gets cooked.

Once done, add the remaining coconut milk followed by besan flour ( mix besan flour with little water without any lumps ).

Mix well and cook for another 4-5 minutes.

Switch off the flame and keep aside.

How to Serve.....

Take a bowl and add little cooked noodles.

Pour the chicken coconut milk curry on top of it.

Sprinkle finely chopped spring onions and sliced onions.

Place half of egg on top of the noodle along with one wedge of lemon. ( Squeeze lemon while eating )

Serve hot.