Love Soupy Noodles? Here’s How You Can Make Tibetan-Style Chicken Thukpa At Home!

by Mallika Khurana
Love Soupy Noodles? Here’s How You Can Make Tibetan-Style Chicken Thukpa At Home!

We all love noodles. No matter how many variants of this interesting dish exist, we are always up for trying them. In many parts of Asia, soupy noodles are quite popular. They are widely loved in India as well. Especially in the winter season, there is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soupy noodles. Well, all this talk about soupy noodles brings us to Thukpa. It is a Himalayan noodle soup that tastes simply excellent. If you wish to try it, read on for an easy recipe for Tibetan-style chicken thukpa.

Try The Yummy Soupy Noodles From Tibet

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Nothing warms you up like a bowl of steaming chicken thukpa, do you agree? Despite having Tibetan roots, this hot noodle soup has won the hearts of all Indians. In our country, thukpa can be found in a million different varieties. The chicken thukpa soup, however, is a personal favourite of the masses. The spicy broth and the juicy meat pieces enhance the flavour of this amazing dish. Wait no more and make this in your own kitchen every time you crave some.

The Easiest Tibetan-Style Chicken Thukpa Recipe

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The first step to savouring Thukpa is to gather all the required ingredients listed below:
  • Half a kg of diced chicken
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup of chopped capsicum
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup of peas
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 5–6 garlic buds
  • 2 green chillis
  • 2 cups of noodles
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. red chilli
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. soy sauce

Follow these steps for a yummy bowl of comfort:

  1. Boil a pot of water and add raw noodles to it. Put some salt in the pot and cook until they are about to turn translucent. Once done, set them aside.
  2. Next, add some water to a wok to boil the diced chicken. Season it with some garlic cloves, pepper, and salt.
  3. Take a pan and sauté some grated garlic and chopped green chillies. Once the garlic turns brown, add all the chopped vegetables to the pan.
  4. Season the sauteed veggies with some salt, pepper, and red chilli powder. To make it more flavourful, put some vinegar and soy sauce in the pan.
  5. Once the vegetables are cooked, add them to the boiled chicken and broth. Put the boiled noodles in the same wok.
  6. Mix them well until all the flavours combine perfectly. Season it with some fresh coriander leaves, and finish it off with some freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  7. Serve it hot in a bowl and enjoy!

Pro tip: If you are a vegetarian, simply skip the chicken. And if you would like to make it a bit more spicy, top it off with a teaspoon of chilli oil.

In the first bite, you will fall in love with this yummy bowl of Tibetan-style chicken thukpa!

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