Thukpa (rice noodles) from scratch for a rainy day!

This recipe is most suitable for  current time when we are all locked down in our homes with so much time. So this is one of my lock down recipes.

When the weather is chilly,  I think this simple vegetable noodle soup is a healthy dinner option. I tried making my own thukpa for the first time and I found it to be better than ready-made noodles. I used stuff that I have available in my kitchen. That is why I am sharing it with you all. Give it a try. It’s easy, healthy and will help you pass the time too.

Ingredients for the dough:

* 2 cups white flour
* 2 eggs
* 200 ml water
* A pinch of salt
* Oil 2 tea tablespoon.
Ingredients for the soup:
* Oil 2 tea tablespoon
* Carrot 1 small piece
* Broccoli 1 piece
* Fresh green peas 100 gm
* ginger 1 small piece
* Garlic 3-4 pieces
* Onion 1 small piece
* Green chilly 3 pieces
* Tomato 4 pieces
* Turmeric powder 10 gm
* Salt to taste
Directions for the noodles
Step 1. Add flour in a large bowl and add eggs, oil, and salt. Knead the dough like regular chapati dough. Cover the dough. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Use this time to wash and cut the vegetables into thin slices.

Step 2. After the dough has rested, knead it a few more times to get it pliant and loose. On a flat surface, roll half of the dough into a thin rectangular sheet of about 2 mm thick. This will take some time. Now sprinkle dry flour all over this sheet and then flip it over.  Thoroughly sprinkle dry flour the other side as well. Once it has flour on both sides, fold the sheet in half. Now, start to slice this sheet into straps like you would a vegetable to get the noodles shape. The width of the noodle strap can be to your liking. I decided to cut them about 1/8 inch thick. As you’re cutting the noodles gently separate them out with your hand and toss them in dry flour so they don’t stick.

Instructions for noodles soup:

Step 1. Heat a pot and add oil. After oil is heated, add chopped ginger, garlic, onion, chilly, and fry for a few minutes until light brown. Now add turmeric powder and chopped tomatoes. Fry for a few more minutes until cooked. Step 2. Now, add water. When the water boils, add the noodles prepared as above. Add all the vegetables, and salt. Let it cook for 5 minutes or until you are satisfied that the noodle is cooked properly. Step 3. The noodles is ready. Now serve hot noodles soup.

I am so ready to have the best homemade vegetable noodles soup.


2 thoughts on “Thukpa (rice noodles) from scratch for a rainy day!

  1. Hi Nirmala – are you using rice or wheat flour for your noodles? Hello from Colorado! We still talk about the beautiful lunch you made us in Kathmandu. Hope you are well during these strange times. xo

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