Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Thupka ~ Noodles Soup of Arunachal Pradesh

Thupka

                Second day of mega Marathon takes you to one and largest of seven sister states of North India - ' Arunachal Prdesh ' which is also known as land of dawn lil mountains .  Arunachal Pradesh  is one of the 28 states of India. Located in northeast India, Arunachal Pradesh borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Bhutan. 
            The dishes of Arunachal Pradesh vary within the region, including to Apang (Tradtional drink) or rice beer made from fermented rice or millet is a popular beverage in Arunachal Pradesh, as an alcoholic drink.  There are different varieties of rice beer with different flavours.  The staple food is rice along with fish, meat and lots of green vegetables. Different varieties of rice are available. Lettuce is the most common and preferred vegetable of all, prepared by boiling it with ginger, coriander and green chillies. Boiled rice cakes wrapped in leaves is a famous snack. The momos are also popular. Dishes in eastern districts like Tirap and Changlang have some different method in their way of food preparation. ( info: Wikipedia)
   
            Thukpa is another traditional dish common among "Monpa" a tribe of Arunachal. It is a noodles soup usually prepared with meat or fish. But I prepared using vegetables. You can add any vegetables and tofu or paneer according to your choice. This healthy soup is perfect for wintry evening.. Try this delicious soup and you will sure love it..

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Adapted from  here

Ingredients:

1 tbsp oil or butter
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp minced green chilles
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
1/4 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup tomato chopped
1/2 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
1/2 tsp corainder powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chaat masala or taste( optional, but I added it to soup and it was so good)
4 cups vegetable stock or water
4 oz noodles of your choice, chopped into 2-3" lengths

salt and pepper to taste

Method:

For Noodles:

1. Cook noodles as per package instructon. pour the noodles in colander and drain the water.
2. Transfer the drained noodles to another bowl and add few drops of oil and stir gently to coat the noodles to avoid sticking together.


For Soup:
3. Heat oil or butter in pan and saute green chillies and garlic.
4. Then add onions, saute for 1 ~ 2 minutes or until slightly translucent.

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5. Throw in cabbage and carrot. saute for a minute. Then add tomatoes and stir once.
6. Add the spices and cook for few minutes. Finally add chopped spinach, cilantro.                              
7. Stir and cook for another a minutes. Pour in vegetable stock and the bring to boil. Lower heat and continue to cook for  another 15-20 minutes until soup thicken lightly. Adjust spice and salt to taste.
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8. You may add noodles and cook for 5 more minutes or serve separately with the soup as I did.  Garnish with cilantro.

Thupka

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Thupka ~ Noodles Soup of Arunachal Pradesh 


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Adapted from  here

Ingredients:

1 tbsp oil or butter
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 tsp minced green chilles
3/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
1/4 cup carrot, diced
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1/2 cup tomato chopped
1/2 tsp red chilli powder or to taste
1/2 tsp corainder powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp chaat masala or taste( optional, but I added it to soup and it was so good)
4 cups vegetable stock or water
4 oz noodles of your choice, chopped into 2-3" lengths

salt and pepper to taste

Method:

For Noodles.

1. Cook noodles as per package instructions. pour the cooked noodles in colander and drain the water.
2. Transfer the drained noodles to another bowl and add few drops of oil and stir gently to coat the noodles to avoid sticking together.

For Soup:
3. Heat oil or butter in pan and saute green chilies and garlic.
4. Then add onions, saute for 1 ~ 2 minutes or until slightly translucent.
5. Throw in cabbage and carrot. saute for a minute. Then add tomatoes and stir once.
6. Add the spices and cook for few minutes. Finally add chopped spinach, cilantro.                            
7. Stir and cook for another a minutes. Pour in vegetable stock and the bring to boil. Lower heat and continue to cook for  another 15-20 minutes until soup thicken lightly. Adjust spice and salt to taste.
8. You may add noodles and cook for 5 more minutes or serve separately with the soup as I did.  Garnish with cilantro.                  www.sarasyummybites.com    

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