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Thukpa Gyathuk

Enjoy a comforting bowl of Thukpa Gyathuk(vegetarian version) a very popular comforting noodle based Tibetan soup for chilly evenings. Learn how to make Thukpa Gyathuk(vegetarian)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Soups
Cuisine: North East Indian, Sikkim, Tibetian
Keyword: How to make Thkpa gyathuk, thukpa, Tibetian Soup, Vegetarian Soups
Servings: 4 people
Author: Swati


  • Pan
  • Ladles
  • Knife


  • 1 cup Rice Noodles or any Noodles
  • 1 Onion(small)
  • 1 Tomato (medium)
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves
  • 1" Ginger Piece
  • 1-2 Dry Whole Red Chillies optional and depending on spice tolerance
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala optional
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper To taste
  • 2-3 Cups Mixed vegetables(Shredded Cabbage, Carrots, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers) or any other seasonal vegetables you like to add
  • 4-5 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • Spring Onion Greens or Fresh Cilantro/Coriander for garnish
  • 1-2 tsp Oil
  • Salt to taste


Prepare Noodles

  • Boil noodles as per the package instructions.
  • If using rice noodles, soak in a hot boiling water.

Make Soup

  • Chop vegetables as per the size your like.
  • Make paste of onion, tomato, garlic, ginger and whole red chilli(optional).
  • In a pan heat oil, add the onion tomato paste, and saute till raw smell of onions and garlic goes away.
  • Mix garam masala, turmeric(optional) and red chilli powder if you are not using dry whole red chilli.
  • Add finely chopped vegetables, bell peppers first, then carrots and finely cabbage. Stir fry for few minutes and then add vegetable broth or water. Add salt and mix.
  • Add spinach at the end if using
  • Cook for few minutes until the soup boils. You can garnish with spring onion greens or fresh cilantro.

Serving Soup

  • Divide Noodles in serving /soup bowls.
  • Add soup with vegetables and serve hot.


Add vegetables and noodles as per your choice. 
You can make it noodle or vegetable laden soup as per your preference.