Khowsuey
 
Ingredients
Noodles
  • 250g (half a packet) spaghetti
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tblsp oil
Saucy beef/chicken
  • 500g diced beef or chicken
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • ½ cup water (may need more)
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • ¼ tsp crushed ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilly powder (adjust for desired level of spice)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala (this can be made by crushing black pepper, clove, elaichi and aniseed)
Spiced potatoes (optional)
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1tblsp oil
  • ½ tsp crushed garlic
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ lemon/lime
Coconut soup
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tblsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 tblsp chick pea flour
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • ½ tsp crushed garlic
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
Fried onions
  • 2 onions Oil
Toppings
  • Finely chopped fresh coriander
  • Red chilli flakes/ sliced fresh green chillies
  • Sliced lemon
  • Original/ plain/ lightly salted potato chips
Instructions
Noodles
  1. Bring spaghetti to boil with salt , once cooked strain and mix through oil and keep aside
Saucy beef/chicken
  1. - Finely chop onion and place it in a pot with oil, braise till slightly brown.
  2. - Add diced beef or chicken, crushed garlic and crushed ginger and stir
  3. - Add all the dry spices and braise for a few minutes on low (add water if mixture is too dry)
  4. - Add finely chopped tomatoes and braise till tomatoes are soft
  5. - Add water and cook on low, stir occasionally and add more water if needed.
  6. - Cook until meat is tender and gravy is reduced to a thick consistency just enough to coat the pieces of meat. (Keep in mind this is not a curry)
Spiced potatoes
  1. - Peel and cut potatoes into small cubes
  2. - Boil until potatoes are cooked through but still firm and strain
  3. - In a pan add oil, cooked potatoes, tumeric powder, cumin powder, crushed garlic , salt and juice of half a fresh lemon or lime
  4. - Stir and keep aside
Coconut soup
  1. - Finely chop and braise onion in oil till golden brown
  2. - Add crushed garlic, black pepper, tumeric powder and salt. Stir and lower heat
  3. - Blend together milk, coconut and chick pea flour, once blended add coconut milk and whisk together
  4. - Increase the temperature of the pot to high and add milk mixture to the braised onions
  5. - Add water and bring to boil, stir and lower for a few minutes until it reaches a soup-like consistency. (Add more water if too thick or boil it a bit longer if too weak, keep in mind as it stands it will thicken slightly).
Fried onions
  1. -Finely slice onions
  2. -Deep fry till brown and crispy
Assembly
  1. In a bowl add noodles and top with beef or chicken gravy and spiced potatoes, spoon coconut soup over and around the noodles. Garnish with chilli flakes/sliced chillies, crushed potato chips, fresh coriander and fried onions. Finally finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon and enjoy!:)
Khow suey for kids
Add pieces of chicken and steamed vegetables to the spaghetti and top with coconut soup for a deliciously wholesome dinner for kids :)
Recipe by Modest Munchies at http://modestmunchies.com/khowsuey/