Craving Authentic Thukpa During Lockdown? Try These Simple Thukpa Recipes At Home

Here are two thukpa recipes to try at home.


  • Many of us know north-Eastern cuisine for two dishes- Momos and Thukpa
  • Thukpa is a noodle soup that is comforting, wholesome and tasty
  • Here are two ways you can make the humble dish at home

A trip to Majnu Ka Tila in North Delhi will reveal what a treasure trove of delicious foods north-eastern cuisine is. If you are a fan of north-eastern cuisine, and have lived in Delhi for long, you would definitely know what thukpa is. A soupy dish, thukpa is extremely popular for being a filling, nutritious and extremely delicious comfort food. One of the most popular Tibetan foods, as close as momos, thukpa is prepared with hand-made noodles of flour, traditionally with yak meat in Tibet, but one can prepare it with minced mutton or chicken too.

While one would call it just a soup, but a warm, comforting bowl of soup is wholesome enough to be a meal for lunch or dinner as well. It’s a noodle dish that comes with an assortment of veggies and aromatic flavours of light spices, meat and ginger-garlic. A simple yet nutritious dish, thukpa is perfect to take you on a gastronomic journey to icy Tibet landscape, while you slurp it at home. With the lockdown in place, one can only dream of their favourite north-eastern eatery and its delightful bowl of thukpa; but, you can have it at home too.

Yes, you can prepare the noodle dish at home. We’ve got you two easy thukpa recipes which you can easily try at home with a few simple ingredients.

(Also Read: Lockdown Recipe: Love Chicken Momos? Give Them A Nutty Twist At Home With This Recipe)

1. Mutton Thukpa

A super simple thukpa recipe with meat, seasoned with salt, seared and sautéed with vegetables. It is flavoured with dried cheese, pepper, coriander and topped with noodles until cooked and tender. Serve it hot on a rainy evening and you won’t be able to resist cooking this comforting bowl again and again. Find the recipe here.


2. Ladakhi Chicken Thukpa

A staple dish in Ladakh, thukpa with its many varieties, is an integral part of the Ladakhi cuisine. Here is a simple chicken thukpa with a sweet and tangy broth of lemon, soy sauce, honey and chillies. It is combined with fried and shredded chicken legs and egg noodles, cooked to perfection. Find the recipe here.

There can nothing as wholesome, satiating, comforting and warm for your body as a bowl full of thukpa. Try these recipes at home and let us know your experience in the comments section below.

About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn’t share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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