Thupka ~ Noodles Soup of Arunachal Pradesh

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Adapted from  here


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 cup tomatoes, diced

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


For Noodles.

1. Cook noodles as per package instruction. 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 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.