Thukpa | Vegetable Noodle Soup

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Wiki says, Thukpa has been described as a generic Tibetan word for any soup or stew combined with Noodles. Today I am sharing the Indian version of Thukpa aka the Vegetable Noodle Soup from the state of Sikkim.

Thukpa the Vegetable Noodle Soup from the State of Sikkim is a hot soup made using vegetables and Noodles and has a distinct taste from a few Indian spices.

Origin of Thukpa

Though Thukpa is a Tibetan Noodle soup originating in the eastern part of Tibet, it has its variant among the Tibetan people, Himalayan people from Nepal and the states of Sikkim, Nagaland, Assam and Arunachal pradesh in northeast India. The Indian version of this soup is different because it has its typical spices like chilly powder and garam masala, and hence is considered more hot.

Thukpa the Vegetable Noodle Soup from the State of Sikkim is a hot soup made using vegetables and Noodles and has a distinct taste from a few Indian spices.


The Secret Ingredients & The challenge

This month we are travelling to the state of Sikkim for our group Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge. I have initially opted out of the challenge, but later on decided to give it a go. Mayuri Patel who currently manages the group Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge currently and blogs at Mayuri’s Jikoni, was kind enough to accept this and she gave me 2 secret ingredients as Red Chilly sauce and Cabbage. I am in love with her blog for her traditional Gujarathi Cuisine and recently loved her Ragi Shavige Uppitu.

Sikkim Collage

At first I wanted to make the famous momos from the 2 secret ingredients given and I was all set to make it. However I was not sure if it will go well with my kids and I wanted to make something which would be enjoyed by everyone at home and at the same time filling. So I decided to go ahead with Thukpa | The Vegetable Noodle Soup.

Thukpa | Vegetable Noodle Soup

As said Thukpa is a hot noodle soup. It is generally made using vegetables or chicken. The most common vegetables used in this are mushrooms, cabbage and onion. Many variations exist and one can add vegetables as per their liking. This goes well in the cold weather of the North eastern states, however soup can be enjoyed in any season. Since Noodles are added to this soup it becomes a complete meal in itself.

Thukpa the Vegetable Noodle Soup from the State of Sikkim is a hot soup made using vegetables and Noodles and has a distinct taste from a few Indian spices.

I did check a couple of recipes on net, and finally made a mixture of all or what I thought would go best with my family. Instead of Red chilly powder I have used Red chilly sauce, but one can use Red chilly powder too. So here goes the recipe of Thukpa | Vegetable Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Noodles
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped green onion
  • 1/4 Cup or 4 to 5 Green Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot Cut lengthwise
  • 4-5 chopped Mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cabbage
  • Spring onions for garnishing
  • 2-3 chopped Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 inch chopped Ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 3-4 Cups Water (One can use Vegetable Stock)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Boil the noodles as per the instructions and keep it aside.
  • In a wok, add in the oil.
  • Once hot add the garlic and ginger and saute it for 30 seconds.
  • Now add the green onion and saute until translucent.
  • Now add the chopped carrot, cabbage and green beans.
  • Saute on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the mushrooms and saute for a minute.
  • Now add the cumin powder, Garam Masala Powder, Red Chilly Sauce and Soya Sauce.
  • Add the water and let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Add in the boiled noodles and salt.
  • One can adjust the quantity of spices as per their preference.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve.

Notes

  • If you feel the soup is thick add more water.
  • More or less can be added as per one’s liking.


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5 from 4 votes
Thukpa the Vegetable Noodle Soup from the State of Sikkim is a hot soup made using vegetables and Noodles and has a distinct taste from a few Indian spices.
Thukpa | Vegetable Noodle Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Thukpa the Vegetable Noodle Soup from the State of Sikkim is a hot soup made using vegetables and Noodles and has a distinct taste from a few Indian spices.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Mixed Vegetables, Noodles
Servings: 4 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Noodles
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped green onion
  • 1/4 Cup or 4 to 5 Green Beans
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot Cut lengthwise
  • 4-5 chopped Mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cabbage
  • Spring onions for garnishing
  • 2-3 chopped Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 inch chopped Ginger
  • 2-3 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 3-4 Cups Water (One can use Vegetable Stock)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Boil the noodles as per the instructions and keep it aside.
  2. In a wok, add in the oil.
  3. Once hot add the garlic and ginger and saute it for 30 seconds.
  4. Now add the green onion and saute until translucent.
  5. Now add the chopped carrot, cabbage and green beans.
  6. Saute on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Add in the mushrooms and saute for a minute.
  8. Now add the cumin powder, Garam Masala Powder, Red Chilly Sauce and Soya Sauce.
  9. Add the water and let the mixture come to a boil.
  10. Add in the boiled noodles and salt.
  11. One can adjust the quantity of spices as per their preference.
  12. Garnish with spring onions and serve.
Recipe Notes
  • If you feel the soup is thick add more water.
  • More or less can be added as per one’s liking.


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