This month our group,"Shhhhh Cooking Secretly" has chosen the Arunachal Pradesh Cuisine. I was given my two secret ingredients (Radish and Flour) by my partner Sujitha Ruban. She blogs at - " Sujitha Easy Cooking" Do visit her blog for delicious recipes.
I had recently seen the recipe of Thenthuk on Chef Ajay Chopra's show Northern Flavours on Food Food Channel. It was an interesting recipe made with hand pulled bits of noodles dropped into the stew made with some chicken and vegetables. I decided to go for it.
Thenthuk is originally a Tibetan noodle soup. In Tibetan “then” means pull and “thuk” means noodles. Immigrants from Tibet carried their cuisine along and popularised it in the other regions. So, wherever the Tibetans went thenthuk, thukpa and momos followed. In the Northeast, particularly in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, and Darjeeling in West Bengal, they are hugely popular. Of course, the preparation differs slightly from one another. Generally speaking, noodle soups of all kinds are known as “thukpa,” so this recipe is a kind of thukpa. The only difference between the two soups is the shape of the noodles.
A healthy. hearty and filling bowl of hot soup keeps the people warm in the icy chilled weather conditions in the Himalayan region. It is said that a pot of soup is always ready and is offered to anyone visiting them.
Here goes the recipe:
Onion ...... 1
Ginger ....... 1/2 inch piece
Garlic ......... 3-4 cloves
Chicken Breast ..... 1/2 cup shredded
Radish .......... 1/2 (about 12 thin slices)
Spring Onions ..... 1/4 cup
Oil .......... 2 tbsps
Water ....... 2-3 cups
Soya Sauce .......1 tsp
Amaranth leaves ...... 1/2 cup (you can use any greens)
Flour ...... 1 cup
Water ....as needed
Salt ....a pinch
In a deep pot warm 2 tbsp oil, add finely chopped 3-4 garlic cloves, ½ inch ginger.
Add the diced chicken breast and saute until the chicken changes the colour.
Now add thinly sliced radish, Amaranth and sliced spring onions.
Add 2-3 cups of water, 1 tsp of soya sauce and stir.
For pulled noodles make soft dough of 1 cup refined flour, pinch of salt and water as needed.Roll the dough into ½ inch diameter cylinder.
Pull the dough between thumb and index finger into small flat sheet and drop into the soup or flatten them with the knife and add to soup.
Add water if required. Cook the soup till noodles are done.
Note: I have used only radish along with the greens in this recipe. You may use any vegetable of your choice.
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This looks very unique and yummy!ReplyDelete
You made making noodles look so simple. The soup itself is so hearty and just perfect for the weather that is setting in!ReplyDelete
Thanks for complimenting on the preparation.. :)Delete
very yummy and slurping dish mam..ReplyDelete
The thenthuk looks so inviting!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of adding hand-pulled noodles to soup. Will try out a vegetarian version of this soon. :)
Thanks for liking and wanting to try out.Delete
Noodle soup looks great. Perfect for winter.Delete
Thanks Sujata Roy :)Delete
A delicious looking thenthuk Shobha. I'm not a huge fan of the instant noodles but love the idea of trying pulled noodles. Awesome recipe for the theme.ReplyDelete
Thank you Mayuri.. Yes it was fun making these hand pulled noodles. This was on my mind since I saw it on TV .. luckily I got the opportunity to make it.Delete
Looks very good.You are tempting me to try a vegetarian version of the sameReplyDelete
Must try it Veena.. it is nice and filling .Delete
Thank you :)
Wonderful recipe and your step by step explanation is great........ReplyDelete
Thanks for the compliment SharanyaDelete
Easy to follow recipe for making 'pulled noodles' and the Thenthuk! One soup I will definitely try at the earliest! (Sujata Shukla)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the compliment dear SujataDelete
The soup looks so inviting and delicious ..awesome vegetarian recipe !ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking Poonam.Delete
How amazing those hand pulled noodles sounds simply fabulous Shobha. And that bowl of soup looks absolutely filling and satisfying.ReplyDelete
It is a full meal all by itself Priya..Delete
Noodle soup looks so inviting & great. Perfect for this rainy season. YUMM !!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Jolly.Delete
Very interesting name for a soup :) :) Awesome and delicious!ReplyDelete
Thanks Vanitha.. It is popular soup in all the Hilly Region of Himalayas.Delete
Wow this is a very different recipe and your soup looks perfect....ReplyDelete
Thanks Renu.. do give it a try.Delete
This soup looks interesting though I would substitute something vegetarian for chicken breasts.ReplyDelete
Thanks for liking .. you can use tofu jayashree..Delete
Soups are always comforting and flavorful. I enjoy soup during winter and rainy days.ReplyDelete
Same here Uma..Delete
Your hand pulled noodle picture reminds me of India, mum used to make sevai like that :) such a flavourful soup.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jagruti.. I also used to see my neighbour aunties making sevai with hands.. we used to help them for drying them in the sun.Delete
This is such a lovely recipe i had in mind for a long time. Thanks for a tested recipe to follow when I try it out.ReplyDelete
Do make it .. I am glad you liked my recipe.Delete
I love soup and discovering new soups with new flavours is always exciting. I wonder what I can add instead of chicken to make it veggie??ReplyDelete
You can add tofu Nayna..Delete
Wow, the soup looks amazing. I must try it.ReplyDelete
Mouthwatering Thenthuk, I have made a cheat's version of this using instant noodles ;)ReplyDelete
Tastes so yummy isn't it ?Delete