Chicken Thukpa | Nepali Food Recipe | Anup Kitchen

Chicken Thukpa | Nepali Food Recipe | Anup Kitchen

Thukpa is a popular Nepali and Tibetan noodle soup. Make this soup for lunch or dinner and win your people’s heart.


  • 3 Chicken thighs
  • 1 medium onion
  • 400 g chopped cabbage
  • 50 g green beans
  • 100 g sliced carrots
  • 30 g green chili
  • 15 g chopped cilantro
  • 20 g green onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 slice 2 inch long ginger
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 100 g spaghetti or chowmein noodle
  • 2 tsp. cumin and coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. sichuan pepper
  • 2 tbsp. red chili powder
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Red chili paste to taste


  1. Heat a deep pot and add olive oil.
  2. Sauté the chicken thigh and add turmeric powder, coriander and cumin powder, red chili powder, salt and timur which is sichuan pepper.
  3. Sauté for about 5 minutes and then add tomatoes and onions and mix it well for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add hot water enough to cover the chicken.
  5. Add ginger and garlic and cover with a lid.
  6. Cook this broth on medium heat for about half an hour.
  7. In the mean time in another pot bring water to a boil and add handful of salt.
  8. Add the spaghetti or chow mien noodle of your choice and cook as per the package’s instruction.
  9. Once the noodle is cooked, strain out the water and run it through cold water.
  10. Add little oil to the noodle so that it won’t stick together.
  11. Remove the chicken from the broth and then shred out the meat.
  12. Strain out the broth on to a big bowl and discard the paste.
  13. Pour the broth back into the pot and add onions, carrots, green beans, chicken and bring it to boil.

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