Monday, 13 October 2014


Khausey is a Burmese dish, which have been adopted by the Memon community of Pakistan, and modified to suit our palettes.
Its hearty and delicious.
It does require a bit of work, but its well worth the effort.

I got this recipe from my Sister-in-law, and she got it from somewhere on the internet.

It basically comprises of 3 components, Karhi (either gram flour karhi or coconut karhi), Chicken Masala and Noodles. I'm making gram flour karhi here.

Servings: 2 
So, for this you'll need:   
For The Karhi:
1-2 tbsp of Gram Flour (Besan)
250 grams of Yogurt
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp of Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp of Turmeric Powder 
1/4 tsp of Cumin (Zeera)
1/2 tsp of Lemon Juice

For Chicken Masala:
250-300 grams of boneless Chicken (cubed)
1 medium Onion sliced
1 tsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
1 tbsp of Tomato paste
Salt to taste
1 tsp of Red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp of All Spice Powder (garam masala)
1/2 tsp of Coriander Powder
2 tbsp of Yogurt

Other Ingredients :
1/2 packet of Spaghetti
1 Medium Onion fried till golden brown
1-2 Spring Onion chopped
Lemon wedges
Potato crisps (i used doritos :D) 

Add all the ingredients, except lemon juice, for the Karhi in a heavy bottomed pan with 2-3 glass of water. Cook for 1 and a half to 2 hours on low flame. Add lemon juice in the end.

Heat a little oil in a pan, add Onions, Fry till light golden.

Add chicken, ginger garlic paste,

Tomato paste,

Salt, All spice, Red chili powder, Coriander powder. 
Cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add a bit water and leave to cook for 30 minutes.

When the water evaporates. Add yogurt.

Cook on high flame till saucy and thick. Check seasoning.

Boil spaghetti.

Prepare Condiments.

To serve, Add noodles in the bottom of the bowl, pour karhi on top, place chicken masala in the center.

Top it off with condiments.

Super delicious !! 
Enjoy !! 


  1. The original khaosay only has 2 components; the curry and spaghetti with condiments of your choice- the curry is made of gram flour or chana dal with coconut milk. Also it may seem like it but it's not something that requires too much time & effort! My grandmother was from Burma! Although your version looks very interesting. Minus the spices as we only add turmeric & red chilli for taste & colour. I've heard people have made many different versions of it, whatever suits your palette I suppose. Will try your recipe though. Thanks

    1. How it will eat with? Means with naan or nothing else?? And what was that crunchy thing in condimends?

    2. you usually eat it with a fork. the crunchy part is doritos (you can use any chips you like, lays, slims)

  2. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes