Let us start with our nutritious Thukpa Recipe
This is one of those dishes you need not worry about from the calorie perspective. And by that I am not saying that city has fewer calories, it is just very nutritious and healthy even if you are in low spirits. Because who doesn’t like a warm bowl noodle soup when they are not feeling good. So that is why this Thukpa recipe is the way to go on a rainy or cold day!
Well, it originates from Tibet. Inherently Tibetan dish but you will end up finding so many variations of thukpa recipes in the north-eastern part of India, hilly regions of the north like Himachal Pradesh. Click here to read more about thukpa!
Thukpa did not only travel to India and evolved, but it also has an endless number of variations in Nepal and Bhutan. The Napalese thukpa is the most famous one I have come across whereas the thukpa we fund in Bhutan is a little different than the traditional one. It is rather a stew than a soup and a different variety of noodles is used.
I remember one of my friends recommended me this noodles soup which is really popular among the students of Delhi University because of its proximity to Majnu ka Tilla (an area majorly inhabited by the Tibetan refugees). So next time you’re in Delhi do check out that place for this awesome delicacy. Click here to read more about this dish and its origin!
The Vegetables for Thukpa Recipe
This is all the source of nutrients for our thukpa recipe and you can get really innovative with this part. I added some carrots, onions, capsicum, cabbage, and mushrooms. You can feel free to add some more pf your favourite vegetables to make it even more nutritious.
Cut all your vegetables before you start with the cooking. Any cut works here until and unless you are satisfied with it.
I did not add any chicken in this particular recipe but feel free to add some chicken if you want to. Cut your chicken into bits and saute yours with your vegetables. This would help you to make your thukpa recipe rich in protein.
Just to notch your dish up you can grill your chicken and serve the noodle soup with the grilled chicken slices.
The Stock for Thukpa Recipe
If you are going for a chicken thukpa I would highly recommend you go for some chicken stock and not vegetable stock. Although if you want to keep it vegetarian just go for some vegetable stock. Chicken stock helps the thukpa recipe to get some amazing umami flavour.
Please do not use water in place if water, You are just compromising a lot with your flavours and taste. Start with cold stock and season your stock always towards the end just to make sure you do not add extra salt considering soy sauce is very salty.
You can either go with some hand-rolled noodles and please comment below if you want me to come out with a detailed guide fresh homemade noodles. Although I have given the recipe for hand-rolled noodles, do try it of you want some really soft and firm noodles.
But if you want to skip the fresh noodles feel free to get some ready-made noodles. It will not affect the taste at all, but the hand made noodles have better texture.
By now you already know that this is a wholesome meal and not just soup. We are adding a lot of colourful vegetables, meat, and some noodles for carbs. The broth or the stock is very nutritious by itself.