How to make Thukpa at home?

Thukpa is a spicy Tibetan noodle soup which is among the popular noodle soups in India.  Thukpa noodle soup can be prepared with veggies as well as meat. This is very easy to make and also perfect for your lunch or dinner option.

This recipe includes vegetables such as are green onion, tomatoes, cabbage, carrot and mushrooms which not only makes it tasty but nutritious also. You can also add other vegetables of your choice as per your availability at the time.

If you want to try something delicious and different, then you have come to the right place. You should try this recipe! I am sure you will definitely like it. We have included veg and non veg recipes for thukpa so you can try whatever you like.

So, let dig into the recipes!

Vegetable thukpa:

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Serving time: 2-3

Ingredients for vegetable thukpa:

  • Hakka noodles-1 packet
  • Sesame Oil/virgin olive oil-1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste-1/2 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves, chopped finely-3-4
  • Green Onion, chopped-1 cup
  • Tomato, chopped-1 cup
  • Cabbage, shredded-1 cup
  • Carrot, sliced-1 cup
  • Mushrooms, cut into 4 pieces-1/2 cup
  • Vegetable stock-3 cup
  • Sweet Chilli Sauce – 2 tbsps
  • Soy Sauce – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Coriander Leaves, for garnishing

Method of preparation for vegetable thukpa:

  • Firstly, boil 3-4 cups water in a deep pan and cook the noodles and once cooked, drain the water and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, chop all your vegetables and set them aside.
  • Further, heat the saucepan, add sesame/olive oil, ginger paste, garlic and saute well for a minute.
  • Next, add chopped green onions, tomato, cabbage, carrot, mushroom and saute well.
  • Now, add garam masala, sweet chili sauce, soy sauce and mix well.
  • Moreover, add vegetable broth and let it cook on medium flame for 5 minutes and then add cumin powder and salt and mix well.
  • Lastly, add hakka noodles and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Finally, your thukpa is ready. Serve it with coriander leaves garnishing.

Chicken thukpa:

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Total time: 45 minutes

Serving: 2

Ingredients for chicken thukpa:

  • Chicken legs-2
  • Hakka noodles-1 packet
  • Onion, chopped-1/2 cup
  • Carrot, thinly sliced-1/2 cup
  • Ginger paste-1/2 tbsp
  • Spring onions, chopped-1/2 cup
  • Garlic cloves-3-4
  • Salt, to taste
  • Soy sauce-1 tsp
  • Olive oil/sesame oil-2 tbps
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing

Method of preparation for chicken thukpa:

  • Firstly, chop all the vegetables and also finely chop garlic cloves.
  • Secondly, heat the olive/sesame oil and shallow fry the chicken till it turns light brown.
  • Now, add ginger, paste, chopped garlic and chopped onion and saute well till golden brown.
  • Next, add sliced carrot, spring onions to the chicken. And sprinkle some salt, pepper and saute.
  • Further, add 2 cup of water and let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes. And, add soya sauce and stir the broth gently and let it simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Next, remove the chicken from the broth and shred it and keep it outside. Further, add hakka noodles in the broth and cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Lastly, add the shredded chicken back in the broth and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Finally, garnish your chicken thukpa with some fresh coriander.

(Pro tip: You can pre-boil your noodles or can boil them with the broth)

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