Vegetarian thupka| Using homemade vegetable broth

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Here is my homemade vegatarian thupka. The best part, tried my hand at making the broth at home too !!!

Here is my version of a vegetarian thupka using a medley of vegetables and a homemade vegetable broth. It tastes best when we have it hot

It is that time of the month when i go on a virtual tour of recipes across different states of India. This month, us bloggers from Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge went on a food travel to Sikkim.

My partner for this month is, Poonam who blogs at Annapurna. Such a lovely name an apt name isnt it?? Annapurna, the goddess of food and nourishment… a peek into Poonam’s blog would give you an array of recipes from soups to salads, healthy kids recipes to festive recipes and one of my favourites are the recipes under A to Z challenge. Do have a look at her blog and enjoy the variety of recipes presented.

Since we were on a virtual tour to Sikkim, Poonam gave me Garlic and vegetable broth ( tricky isnt it?) and I gave her black pepper and ginger to create something tasty. I prepared Vegetarian thupka (with homemade broth) and Poonam made some lovely Whole wheat vegetable Momos .

To begin with lets take a quick look at the beautiful state of Sikkim shall we?? A state situated in the Northeastern part of India, Sikkim, is one of the least populated states in India. Did you know the Sikkim accounts for the largest production of Cardamom in India. This beautiful and vibrant state is also home to Mt. Khangchendzonga, the third highest peak of the world.

Now coming back to food, hmm Vegetarian Thupka, sounds simple isnt it. I decided to make the most important and integral part of this recipe at home – a homemade vegetable broth. What was i thinking?? To create a subtle flavour out of vegetables and spices in my own kitchen. Well i did make it and oh it is so much better than ready made broth or instant cubes.

Making broth for the Vegetarian Thupka

A vegetable broth could have any number of vegetables and spices. For this recipe i used carrots, onions, garlic, celery, ginger and green onions . I also used pepper, aniseeds, bayleaf and some lemon juice (optional).

Here is my version of a vegetarian thupka using a medley of vegetables and a homemade vegetable broth. It tastes best when we have it hot

To make this broth, we boil about 8 cups of water with all alittle oil, vegetables and spices with some salt. Once everything comes to a boil,reduce the heat and let it simmer with lid closed for atleast an hour. Drain the veggies to get a beautiful and clear broth.

You could just add some cooked noodles to this broth and be done or one could add some veggies

If you would like to read more recipes similar to this one:

  1. Vegetable Pad Thai
  2. Homemade Kashayam
  3. Homemade whole wheat buns
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Vegetarian thupka| Using homemade vegetable broth
Here is my version of a vegetarian thupka using a medley of vegetables and a homemade vegetable broth. It tastes best when we have it hot
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the noodle
For the broth
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the noodle
For the broth
Here is my version of a vegetarian thupka using a medley of vegetables and a homemade vegetable broth. It tastes best when we have it hot
Instructions
to make the broth
  1. In a large vessel, add oil, vegetables and spices and sautee them well
  2. Add water and bring the entire mixture to a boil
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer the entire mixture for another hour
  4. Drain the entire mixture and seperate the vegetables and the clear broth (yumm!!!)
Assemble the noodles
  1. In a wok, add a little bit of oil and saute some onions, garlic and vegetables
  2. Sautee them only for a couple of minutes o=so that they are cooked but still remain crunchy
  3. Add the tofu cubes and sautee for a min.., (season with salt and pepper)
  4. To Serve : in a bowl - add some hot broth, layer with noodles and vegetables.
  5. Add fried julliene ginger for the extra kick (add a little lemon juice if you want to add a lil zing to the soup)..Njoy!!!
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3 comments

Poonam bachhav September 6, 2019 - 8:57 pm

Vegetarian noodle soup with homemade vegetable broth sounds so wholesome and filling Priya ! Your thupka soup looks absolutely inviting . I would love to have it as a light weekend dinner.

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The Girl Next Door September 7, 2019 - 5:08 pm

This looks absolutely yum! A wholesome meal in itself, this thukpa would be just perfect for the rainy weather. 🙂

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Mayuri Patel September 8, 2019 - 4:39 pm

Vegetarian thukpa looks so wholesome with so many veggies and tofu too. I love that you’ve also made a homemade broth to add to the dish.

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