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Thukpa Vegetable Noodle Soup is a hot soup made using vegetables and Noodles and has a distinct taste from a few Indian spices. It is best served on rainy or cold days.

What do you mean by Thukpa?

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.


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.

Ingredients & Substitutions in Thukpa Vegetable Noodle Soup

The main ingredient here is noodles and vegetables. I have used medium thick variety of noodles available here. One can use this Hakka noodles too.

I have used a mixture of vegetables. Green onions, green Beans, carrots, mushrooms and cabbage. One can even add broccoli, cauliflower, corn.

For spices, ginger, garlic, cumin powder, garama masala powder and red chilly sauce are used. One can replace the red chilly sauce with red chilly powder.

It does not uses any corn flour or starch for thickening. So while adding water go slow, or you would be adding more water.

Gluten-Free Version of Thukpa

For gluten-free version you would need to replace two things. First the soy sauce has to be replaced with Tamari sauce. Secondly you would need to use gluten-free noodles for this recipe. Also do check the ingredients of garam masala powder if it contains any gluten ingredients.

Please note, I have not made a gluten-free version of this recipe.

Vegan Thukpa

If you are using vegan Noodles, this soup would be completely Vegan soup. Many noodles are egg based so do check out the ingredients.


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.





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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.

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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.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, North Eastern
Keyword: Mixed Vegetables, Noodles, Soup, Winter Special Recipes
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 Soy 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.
    1 Cup Noodles
  • In a wok, add in the oil.
    2 tbsp Oil
  • Once hot add the garlic and ginger and saute it for 30 seconds.
    2-3 chopped Garlic Cloves, 1/2 inch chopped Ginger
  • Now add the green onion and saute until translucent.
    1/4 Cup Chopped green onion
  • Now add the chopped carrot, cabbage and green beans.
    1/4 Cup or 4 to 5 Green Beans, 1/4 Cup Chopped Cabbage, 1/2 Cup Carrot Cut lengthwise
  • Saute on high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add in the mushrooms and saute for a minute.
    4-5 chopped Mushrooms
  • Now add the cumin powder, Garam Masala Powder, Red Chilly Sauce and Soy Sauce.
    2-3 tbsp Red Chilli Sauce, 1/2 tsp Cumin powder, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder, 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Add the water and let the mixture come to a boil.
    3-4 Cups Water
  • Add in the boiled noodles and salt.
    Salt to taste
  • One can adjust the quantity of spices as per their preference.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve.
    Spring onions for garnishing

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.
  • Read above for Gluten-Free Versions
  • Read above for Substitutions.
 
 
 
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Saturday 20th of November 2021

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Dj Gopz

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Hello there...let me start with ..yes it was yummy, actually i poped into a nepali resto @ Bahrain..and tried it..and there u go i saw your receipe..and its so cool & Hot( though its 49 degrees) here..loved it..its been recommended..is it that i can add green or black pepoer as whole instead of chilly powder..

Thank you

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

Thank You for your feedback. Glad you liked it. You can add green or black pepper. When you use green pepper, slit it in between to release the flavour and taste.

CenturyFoods

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Hi there! Just found your article when I was looking for making Thukpa Recipe/Vegetable Noodle Soup by ourselves at home. Thanks for sharing this very well-written and worth reading article. Wish to see more in the coming days.

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Tuesday 8th of June 2021

Thank You, there are a few traditional and regional recipes on blog. do check it out. Thank You

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