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Thukpa

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  • Veg
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  • 41 mins
  • Serves 5
  • Easy

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This Tibetan thukpa is a truly delightful soup for any occasion. Whether sick or well, happy or in need of cheer, thukpa has your back with its comforting warmth and familiarity.

Health Benefits:

  • A somewhat recent study has shown that button mushrooms can prevent multiple heart diseases. One of the major risks leading to heart disease is at herogenesis, in which plaque forms on the arterial walls. Button mushrooms can reduce inflammation in the arterial cells, and even prevent white blood cells from getting stuck to arterial walls. Down with the cold? Pack some healthy soup to have on the go and give your body much-needed nourishment.
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How to make Thukpa

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan and fry onion until see-through.
  2. Add ginger garlic paste and stir-fry, then add carrot pieces and continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms, chicken, and potatoes, stir-fry, and cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add cut green chilli and tomato paste, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add water and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Continue to cook over medium heat for about 17 minutes, until potato and carrot are cooked through and soft.
  7. In a separate pot, bring water to a boil and add the egg noodles. Cook according to their package instructions.
  8. Remove noodles from water and split evenly through serving bowls.
  9. Add spinach to the soup pot, mixing thoroughly, and allow to cook for about 4 more minutes.
  10. Remove from heat and mix in lemon juice and soy sauce.
  11. Pour over the egg noodles in their serving bowls and garnish with chopped spring onion. 

There you have it! A simple recipe to delight your tastebuds for years to come. Thukpa is sure to become a favorite in any household. Make sure you save some for tomorrow in a tiffin lunch bag, before it’s all gone!

Trivia

  • Thukpa bears many similarities with momos. They are both comfort food well worth the effort put into them, and both came all the way from the mountains of Tibet to have a heavy influence on multiple cuisines around the world.
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