THUPA - Darjeeling Style

THUPA - Darjeeling Style

In the cold of Darjeeling the Thukpa is a bowl of comfort. Served in restaurants and road side shacks alike. Like a dal this clear soup has many variations. 

This recipe is a traditional simple household recipe. Authentic and not made just to suit a tourist's palate. 

The soup is a complete meal on it's own when served with noodles or momos. 

I personally like to add more chilli sauce, a little soya and lots more of the vinegar soaked green chillies to my bowl. That's the beauty of this dish, make a big batch and let everyone decide what they would like to add. 



  • 4 cup vegetables per person (cut into strips) - Carrots ,capsicum, beans n pokchoy ,can add spinach if not available
  • Few green chillies chopped 
  • 10-12 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 2" pc ginger chopped
  • Chicken stock or vegetable stock 
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp green chilli sauce
  • Salt to taste 
  • Fresh Ground Pepper to taste 
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Cooked protein ( chicken / paneer / tofu / prawn etc) 

ingredients for low calorie soup 


  • Add the oil to a wok or kadai
  • Add the chopped garlic to warm oil and stir fry for a minute
  • Add in the chopped ginger and green chillies and stir till light brown
  • Add the carrots stir fry for a minute
  • Add the beans, followed by the capsicum then the cabbage 
  • At the end add the pokchoy or spinach
  • Pour in hot stock 
  • Add the salt, pepper, soya sauce, green chilli sauce and the vinegar 
  • Taste to adjust 
  • Add in your cooked protein ( chicken here ) 
  • Serve on it's own or with noodles or momos



This clear soup has a subtle flavour and is served with soya sauce, vinegar soaked green chillies and any red chilli sauce ( or try my chilli sauce ) on the side. Allowing everyone to tweak it to their own preference. 

There is no cornflour or thickening agent in this soup. It is a clear broth soup. 


  • Ankita Choudhury

    What color free soy sauce to use? Please suggest some brands

  • Poornima Rajput

    Ma’am plz I need ur recipes book for weight loss

  • Kohali

    How to prepare vegetable stock, do I need to take 2 portions of vegetables? One to boil and another half cut raw and prepare

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