Thukpa (Tibetan Noodle Soup) | How to make Thukpa (Tibetan Noodle Soup)

By Deepsikha Chakraborty  |  10th Dec 2018  |  
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About Thukpa (Tibetan Noodle Soup) Recipe

Thukpa is a Tibetan word used for any variety of soup cooked with noodles. It is originally a Tibetan dish which is flavourful and wholesome, but mild in taste. Though it’s mainly a Tibetan traditional dish, but it’s very famous among and widely consumed by people of Bhutan, Nepal and many parts of India – Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh. It’s a one-pot-meal filled with goodness of fresh veggies and thus contains high nutrition values. This is a comfort food and one of the most easy but wholesome soups available.

Thukpa (Tibetan Noodle Soup)

Ingredients to make Thukpa (Tibetan Noodle Soup)

  • Noodles 1 cup
  • onion 1 no. (chopped)
  • garlic Cloves 5 no. (minced)
  • Green chilli 1 no. (chopped)
  • Chopped spinach 1.5 cup
  • Chopped carrot 3/4 cup
  • Chopped Green Beans 3/4 cup
  • cumin Powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • parsley 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mixed Herbs 2 pinches
  • Soy Sauce 1 teaspoon
  • Refined oil 1 tablespoon
  • salt 1 teaspoon (or as needed)
  • Powdered Black pepper 2-3 pinches
  • Hard Boiled Egg 1 no. (optional)

How to make Thukpa (Tibetan Noodle Soup)

  1. Soak noodles in hot water for 3 minutes. Drain the water and keep the noodles aside.
  2. Boil the chopped veggies for sometime adding 1/2 tea-spoon salt until the veggies become soft.
  3. Separate the veggies from the broth and keep both aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add minced garlic, chopped onion and chopped green chillies. Sautè until the onion turns translucent.
  5. Add the boiled veggies and stir properly.
  6. Add cumin powder, parsley, mixed herbs and soy sauce and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Now, add the vegetable broth, cover the lid and bring it to boil. Check the salt, add more if required.
  8. Now slowly add the noodles and mix properly.
  9. The noodles will absorb water. Add 1 cup of warm water (if you have some extra broth you can add that) and bring to boil.
  10. Turn the flame off and sprinkle some black pepper and your Thukpa is ready to be served now.
  11. If you like egg, slit a hard boiled egg and garnish your Thukpa with it.

My Tip:

Winter is here and this is the best time to enjoy Thukpa. Have it in lunch or dinner and don’t need anything else with it – this is a super healthy one-pot-meal

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