Monday, October 30, 2017

Thukpa/Vegetarian Noodle Soup

Arunachal Pradesh is in Northeastern part of India and its known for its tribal community. Obviously their food consists mainly of non vegetarian foods. However my today's post is a vegetable soup which is called Thukpa, actually Thukpa is a Tibetan noodle soup which have its origins in eastern part of Tibet . But this dish is quite popular in Nepal, Bhutan and in states like Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. Usually prepared with meats, you can still prepare this quite filling soup as vegetarian version just by skipping the meat part. Loaded with various vegetables and noodles, one can finish their lunch or dinner happily with a bowl of thukpa. And this post goes to this month's Shhh Cooking Secretly event started by me, which is now hosted by Mayuri Patel.

Thukpa, Noodle Soup

Since last month, we are cooking from Regional cuisines of India, after Andhra Pradesh, this month we are landing to Arunachal Pradesh. Though this region is quite unknown for me, Google master helped me a lot to get this Thukpa recipe. And my partner of this month's event is Shobana Vijay of Shoba's delights, she gave me noodle and broccoli as my secret ingredients. Immediately my mind went towards thukpa as this soup is quite known and popular in Arunachal Pradesh as this soup often enjoyed by the locals of North Eastern regions of India. Flavored with Indian spices, this soup is a must to try if you want something spicy to enjoy for your lunch or dinner while the weather is chilled outside.

Thukpa, North East Indian Noodle Soup

1packet Noodles
1 Onion (finely chopped)
1 Tomato (finely chopped)
1 Carrot (sliced as juliennes)
1cup Cabbage (finely shredded)
10-12 Broccoli Florets
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
3cups Vegetable Stock
1tsp Soya sauce

In a pan, heat oil and saute the onions until its turns transculent, add the ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes away.

Now add the tomatoes, cook for a while. Now add the julienned carrots, broccoli florets, shredded cabbage and saute till the vegetables are slightly cooked.

Add garam masala, red chilli powder and soya sauce, cook for a while and add the vegetable stock.

Add enough salt and pour 4 or 5 cups of water and let it boil.

Thukpa, Arunachal Pradesh Soup

Meanwhile cook the noodles separately as per instructions on the packet.

While serving, place the noodles in a serving bowl and pour the soup on the top.

Serve hot.


Aruna said... Reply To This Comment

Your Thupka is so hearty and colourful. It can fill many a hungry bellies and put a smile of the face. :)

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect and filing meal in the chilly weather.. keeps the people warm. Very popular one and each region makes it with minor variation.

sujitha said... Reply To This Comment

so perfect and colourful, feels like to grab the bowl from the screen akka..

sushma said... Reply To This Comment

Such a healthy and filling soup

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

You really didn't have a Thupka on the blog?..I am so surprised Priya..hehehe..anyway that bowl looks fantastic..

Sharmila kingsly said... Reply To This Comment

Such a healthy and lovely soup..

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

I once made it for BM and totally loved it. Looks perfect for the cold weather.

Priya Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

That looks so colourful and inviting! :)

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

That is one comforting, colorful and hearty soup. Perfect for the chilly weather.

Hayley said... Reply To This Comment

I think soon I will need this soup as cold weather is creeping here..looks so hearty and delicious.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

I love a descent Thukpa! This recipe is a keeper!

jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely soup, is ideal for this season.

Archana said... Reply To This Comment

I think this is a duplicate comment. Difficult to believe you did not have thupka on site. Looks 😋

Mayuri Patel said... Reply To This Comment

Love the color of the soup, so inviting. I love thupka as its so versatile. One can add any veggies, meat or fish to it to make it into a wholesome meal.

veena said... Reply To This Comment

Aha, I must say this bowl of soup is looking beautiful!

Sujata Roy said... Reply To This Comment

Your thukpa looks so inviting. What a lovely colour. Healthy share Priya.

SRI said... Reply To This Comment

This Thukpa looks interesting and tasty and seems simple to make too! Its gone to my 'must make 'list for sure! (Sujata Shukla from

Poonam Bachhav said... Reply To This Comment

Love thukpa to the core noe..I too made the same dish for the the vibrant colour of your soup !

code2cook said... Reply To This Comment

so inviting and yummy bowl of soup. with noddles it is going to be a hit. so many vegetables it is my snack time bowl.