Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thukpa Soup

I came across this spicy and delicious looking soup while searching for something to soothe a sore-throat on one of my bouts of cold. Everyone in my house enjoyed it so much that this has now became a staple dish - especially to lift our spirits on those miserable days when we are down with a cold. But we do enjoy this even on days that we are perfectly fit. There is nothing better to stimulate your taste-buds than this spicy soup.
Source: Delhi Belle
Serves 2
1 tsp each minced ginger and garlic
1tsp oil
1/4 medium-sized red onion
A really tiny pinch Garam masala
1/2 tsp. Red chili paste
½ tsp chili powder
1 potato
1/2 chopped fresh tomato
1 fresh green chilli, coarsely chopped
2½ cups water
2 packets of instant noodles
1 cup of mixed vegetables( cauliflower, long beans, mushrooms, carrot - any combination of vegetables cut small)
1-2 tbsp light soy sauce (or to taste)
Salt to taste
1/8th tsp Sugar
Pepper to taste
Fresh cilantro
Microwave the cut potato till half done(about 1.5 minute with 1 glass water). In pressure cooker, lightly saute onion, ginger, and garlic for about 1 minute (until transparent). Add all remaining spices (including chili paste) and saute for another 1 minute. Add tomatoes, green chilli and potatoes and all the vegetables and saute for about a minute.Add water and bring to a boil. Now add the noodles along with the taste maker. Add salt and pepper to taste. Now close the lid and pressure cook for 1 minute at low flame. Turn the stove off and let it cool till you can open the lid. Stir the contents and season with sugar, soy sauce and cilantro. If you like you may add a squeeze of lemon juice also.
(This is how I make it as a one pot meal and to save some time. But if you don't want to pressure cook, you can saute the ingredients separately in a pan, semi-cook the noodles separately and then add to the sauted vegetable and finish the cooking in the same pan.)


  1. Thats a inviting and comforting soup..

  2. Hearty n comfy..will make for a perfect dinner for the winter evenings :)

    US Masala

  3. nice recipe--very hearty n comforting !

  4. yummy and delicious recipe! great and meaningful information, and helpful blog. thank you restaurants in south delhi


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