Translation: Tibetan Noodle Soup

Cuisine: Tibetan

Recipe Type: Soup

Average User Rating: 4.7 / 5

Vegetarian / Vegan: Vegetarian

A very hearty, warming recipe. Good for those cold nights on the high plateau...


3 TB butter or margarine
1 TB garlic, chopped
1 TB ginger, grated
1/2 cup shallots, diced

1 tsp. kopan masala
1 tsp. roasted chili powder
1 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. turmeric

1 cup potato, small dice
1 cup tomatoes, diced
4 cups vegetable stock
4 oz. fresh wide egg noodles, chopped into 2-3" lengths
1/2 cup chopped spinach
1 TB soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste


Heat butter or margarine in pan and saute ginger, garlic, and onions for 1-2 minutes or until slightly translucent. Add spices and cook for one more minute. Add potatoes, tomatoes, and stock and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Add egg noodles and cook for 5 more minutes or until tender. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about one minute. Make sure potatoes are tender, add soy sauce and salt/pepper to taste, and serve.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

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As good as I had it in Tibet so many decades ago.

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Robert
11:57 am

nice dish and helpful website

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

3:46 pm

Had it after almost 20 years. Great recipe

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Ish
2:12 pm

this is so good and my new favorite!!!!

Recipe Rating: 5 Stars

User: Kelly
3:04 pm

I can\'t do gluten. I had this with Mung bean noodles and GF soy sauce! Wonderful!

Recipe Rating: 4 Stars

User: Molly
7:46 pm

Vegetarian Thukpa Recipe - Average User Rating: 4.7 / 5 - 5 Ratings, 5 Reviews