How to make Vegetable Noodle Soup!

Today we will learn how to make mixed Vegetable Noodles following this simple recipe. Popularly in  Nepal, we call it Thukpa.

Vegetable noodles is a very popular Chinese cuisine . I don’t think there will be anyone who does not like noodles. It is so easy to prepare and also tastes good. In this recipe that I am sharing, I have added lots of vegetables to make it  healthy. You can even use whole wheat noodles to make it super healthier.

Prep Time : 20 mins
Cook Time : 10 mins
Serves        :  6 people

Ingredients Needed

  1. Chinese noodle/thukpa -200gm
  2. Cabbage         -100gm thinly slice (Julienne)
  3. Carrot             -100 gm julienne
  4. Capsicum       -100gm julienne
  5. Green bean    -100gm julienne
  6. Zucchini         -100gm julienne
  7. Mushroom    -100gm slice
  8. Onion             -100gm chop
  9. Ginger           – 50gm paste
  10. Garlic            – 50gm paste
  11. Green chilly – 3 piece
  12. Tomato        – 200gm
  13. light soya sauce -2 tbs
  14. Mustard paste – 2 tbs
  15. Vinegar           – 2 tbs
  16. Salt to taste
  17. Veg stock       – 1 litre
  18. Black pepper to taste
  19. Oil as required
  20. For garnish, coriander leaf and spring onion stick

Preparation
Bring water to boil adding a tsp of oil and 1/2 tsp of salt.Then add noodles to the boiling water. Stir it now and then to prevent noodles from sticking together. Do not over cook the noodles. It should be cooked al dente. Test it by tasting the noodles. It should be firm but not hard.

Drain the noodles in a colander and run cold water over it to prevent it from sticking to each other.

Cut all the vegetables. chop coriander, tomato   (carrot, zucchini , cabbage, capsicum, mushroom green bean ) into thin slice julienne  as shown below and keep it aside. This is a very important step.

Make the ginger, garlic paste.

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How to make Palak Paneer Paratha!

Today my blog is about spinach paratha stuffed with flavored paneer. This is one of the easiest and healthiest recipe that can be prepared for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Palak Paneer Paratha is a traditional North Indian breakfast dish which I am making here as Nepali style with with spinach, cottage cheese, butter and other nutritional ingredients. This particular paratha, as I’ve read online, is full of iron, calcium and vitamins. Enjoy this delicious typical Nepali style Paratha. Best when served sizzling hot hot!

Ingredients

For the dough

  1. Flour 1kg
  2. spinach leaf 500gm
  3. Coriander leaf 30gm
  4. Carom seed/Ajwain in Hindi/Jwano in Nepali 10 gm
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Chat masala 10 gm

For mixture

  1. Paneer (cottage cheese)400gm
  2. Onion 200gm
  3. Garlic 100gm
  4. Ginger 100gm
  5. Green chilly 4 piece
  6. Cumin seed 10gm
  7. Coriander powder 10gm
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Coriander leaf 100gm

Steps

Wash spinach 2 to 3 times in cold water.
Boil 3 cups of water and add spinach leaves and keep it for 2 minute.
Drain water from spinach.
Add blanched spinach to a blender, add coriander leaf which will make smooth puree.
Mix wheat flour, some salt, and carom seeds to make a stiff dough. Now add the spinach puree.
Make a dough out of these, following the standard dough making technique -kneading and kneading. 🙂
Preparation for the filling mixture
Combine grated paneer in a medium size bowl.
Heat a shallow pan. Add Olive oil. Add cumin seed, add onion, ginger, garlic paste, green chilly. Let them be light brown and add paneer and coriander leaf. Mix well.
Final Steps
After the dough has been set aside for 20 minutes, divide it into 9 equal parts and give each a round ball shape. Press each ball a little in the middle and fill the paneer mixture inside the dough.
Take each ball separately and convert it into thick Pattie by pressing between your palms or by rolling. Lightly coat its entire surface with dry flour.
Place it on a heated tava griddle or a shallow frying pan and cook it as you would cook plain paratha. Adding 1/2 teaspoon butter on each side as you flip the paratha will make it even more delicious. Cook the paratha until light golden brown spots appear on both sides.

Coat with butter on both sides. See the golden brown spot-the paratha is cooked!

  Now Palak Paneer Paratha is ready!!!
You can try making this paratha which is really good for your health. Show me your photos, if you tried this recipe. Also ask me any questions in my facebook page at Nirmala’s Delight!

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