Thukpa – Noodle Soup


Kalimpong is also popular for its very special form of noodle called, Thukpa, which served in soup form.


Oil – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 1 tbsp, minced
Green Chilli – to taste
Onion – 1 small, chopped
Tomato – 1 medium, chopped
Cabbage – 1 cup, chopped
Salt – to taste
Red Chilli Powder – to taste
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Chicken Masala – 1/2 tsp (optional)
Water – 3 cups
Vegetable Cubes – 1 or as needed
Cilantro – 5 sprigs, chopped


1. In a pressure cooker, heat Oil on medium heat
2. Add Garlic and Green Chillies Cook for 30 seconds
3. Add in Onions and cook till translucent Mix frequently
4. Add in Tomatoes and Cabbage Mix and cook till the vegetables get soft
5. Add in the dry spices – Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala Mix and cook for 30 seconds
6. If you have Chicken Masala, add along with the dry spices
7. Add Vegetable Cube and Water and allow the cube to dissolve
8. Close Pressure Cooker and cook 2 whistles
9. Allow the pressure to release
10. Once safe, open and add chopped Cilantro Adjust spices as needed.

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