Friday, 11 May 2012

Lamb/Chicken/Pork Thukpa

Lamb Thukpa is a variation of noodles-soup popular in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. It is made up of rice noodles submerged in a Himalayan soup base with meat added on top. For this recipe, grilled lamb slices are used as toppings.


1 lb rice noodles
6 cups chicken broth
1/2 lb grilled lamb, cut into very thin 1/8 inch slices
1/2 cup carrot, julienned
1/2 cup red bell pepper, julienned
1/2 cup celery, julienned
1 cup spinach, washed and cut into pieces
1 tablespoon cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (to garnish)

Soup Paste

1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ginger, minced
2 fresh red chili peppers
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
2 shallots, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
1 teaspoon toasted cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon szechwan peppercorn (timur)
1/16 teaspoon asafetida powder
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice


Cook noodles in boiling salted water until slightly undercooked. Drain and rinse; reserve in a large bowl.

In a blender, mix all soup paste ingredients into a thick paste; reserve in a small bowl.
In sauce pan heat cooking oil; add soup paste, fry for 30 seconds or so.Add chicken broth; mix well. Bring to a boil; set heat to low and cook for a few minutes; adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Add all vegetables into the soup mixture; cook for a few minutes until tender. You may add more broth if a soupier consistency is desired. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

THUKPA by m-louis

To serve, pour soup broth into a serving bowl and add grilled lamb slices and cooked rice noodles. Serve immediately. Add hot chili sauce or tomato achar to the soup if you desire spicy soup broth. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Recipe by Tulsi Regmi


Rajesh Kumar said...

Thanks a lot for this recipe. It turned out great.delicious dear...You have made this perfectly..Will surely give it a try..
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Ayshwarya Singh said...

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