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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.



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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.


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

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.
4.72 from 7 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Mixed Vegetables, Noodles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

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

  • 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.
  • Any variety of noodles can be used here.
 
 
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    Preethicuisine

    Friday 17th of July 2020

    A Delicious bowl of noodle soup.Absolutely filling and complete meal in itself.Perfect for the wet weather here.Will have to make it soon .

    Manjiri Chitnis

    Thursday 27th of February 2020

    Ah! Thukpa! I love this soup! This is a firm favourite with my family here and even back home in India, thanks to a Nepalese shack that I used to frequent - brings back so many memories especially of momos!

    Renu Agrawal-Dongre

    Sunday 1st of March 2020

    Thank You

    Sujata Roy

    Saturday 21st of September 2019

    Thukpa looks super tempting. Loved this comforting healthy and yummy noodle soup. Bookmarking the recipe to try sometime.

    Renu Agrawal-Dongre

    Saturday 21st of September 2019

    Thank You

    sasmita sahoo

    Friday 20th of September 2019

    Most of the time I do prepare this after making any other noodles dish using the leftover noodles particularly. It makes a wholesome meal for anyone. The pics here are making me drool ;)

    Swati

    Thursday 19th of September 2019

    Love your version of Thupka..I only add garam masala , cumin powder must have added a nice earthy flavour to soup.. so filling loaded with vegetables and noodles.. delicious comforting meal especially for chilly evenings.

    Renu Agrawal-Dongre

    Thursday 19th of September 2019

    Thank YOu