Thukpa

Thukpa

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Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Soup

Type: Sikkim

Key Ingredients:

Chicken ball soup – a favourite of the Sikkimese. Very refreshing especially during cold winter days

Ingredients

  • Chicken mince 250 gms
  • Chicken stock 1⅔ cups
  • Garlic cloves, crushed 8
  • Green chillies, chopped 4
  • Spring onions (hare pyaaz), chopped 2
  • Large carrot 1
  • Egg 1
  • Spring onion greens, chopped 3 stalks
  • Salt to taste
  • Broccoli florets 4 to 5
  • Noodles 100 gms
  • Thin strips of red capsicum for garnish
  • Thin strips of yellow capsicum for garnish

Methods

  • Heat a deep non-stick pan, add chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Add half the garlic, half the green chillies, spring onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Peel carrot, cut into small pieces and add to the stock.
  • Take chicken mince in a bowl, add egg, spring onion greens, remaining garlic, remaining green chillies and salt and mix well.
  • Divide this mixture into small balls and drop into the boiling stock. Add broccoli florets.
  • Add noodles and a little water and let it come to a boil. Adjust salt. Cook till the noodles and chicken are done.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with spring onion greens, red and yellow capsicum strips serve hot.
Sweet Momos

Prep: 40 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Moderate

Course: Soup

Type: Sikkim

Key Ingredients:

  • Rice flour
  • Powdered sugar
  • Nuts

Momos come in different shapes and flavours and this one is rich, sweet and delicious

Ingredients

  • Rice flour 1 cup
  • Cashewnuts 10
  • Almonds 10
  • Pistachios 10
  • Walnuts 10
  • Powdered sugar to taste
  • White sesame seeds, roasted 1 tsp
  • Green cardamom powder 1 pinch
  • Nutmeg powder 1 pinch
  • Honey 1 tbsp + to garnish

Methods

  • Chop cashewnuts, almonds, pistachios and walnuts. Heat a non-stick pan, add the chopped nuts and dry roast it for a while. Transfer into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  • Take rice flour in a bowl, add powdered sugar, oil and water and knead into a dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and keep it the refrigerator for some time.
  • Divide the dough into small portions and roll them out into discs.
  • Keep aside some of the roasted nuts for garnish and add sesame seeds, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and honey to the remaining and mix well.
  • Apply a little water on each disc so that they do not dry up. Place a little dried fruit mixture in the centre of each disc and shape them into momos.
  • Heat sufficient water in a steamer.
  • Arrange the momos on a plate, placed it in the steamer, cover and steam for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Arrange the momos on a serving platter, garnish them with honey and reserved nuts and serve hot.
Sweet Momos

Prep: 40 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Moderate

Course: Soup

Type: Sikkim

Key Ingredients:

  • Rice flour
  • Cashewnuts
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Walnuts
  • Powdered sugar
  • Roasted sesame seeds

Momos come in different shapes and flavours and this one is rich, sweet and delicious

Ingredients

  • Rice flour 1 cup
  • Cashewnuts 10
  • Almonds 10
  • Pistachios 10
  • Walnuts 10
  • Powdered sigar to taste
  • Roasted sesame seeds 1 tsp
  • Green cardamom powder 1 pinch
  • Nutmeg powder 1 pinch
  • Honey 1 tbsp + to garnish

Methods

  • Chop cashewnuts, almonds, pistachios and walnuts. Heat a non-stick pan, add the chopped nuts and dry roast it for a while. Transfer into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  • Take rice flour in a bowl, add powdered sugar, oil and water and knead into a dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and keep it the refrigerator for some time.
  • Divide the dough into small portions and roll them out into discs.
  • Keep aside some of the roasted nuts for garnish and add sesame seeds, green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and honey to the remaining and mix well.
  • Apply a little water on each disc so that they do not dry up. Place a little dried fruit mixture in the centre of each disc and shape them into momos.
  • Heat sufficient water in a steamer.
  • Arrange the momos on a slotted plate, placed it in the steamer, cover and steam for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Arrange the momos on a serving platter, garnish them with honey and reserved nuts and serve hot.
Thukpa

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Soup

Type: Sikkim

Key Ingredients:

  • Chicken mince
  • Chicken stock
  • Egg
  • Noodles
  • Carrot
  • Broccoli

Chicken ball soup – a favourite of the Sikkimese. Very refreshing especially during cold winter days

Ingredients

  • Chicken mince 250 gms
  • Chicken stock 1⅔ cups
  • Garlic, crushed 8 cloves
  • Green chillies, chopped 4
  • Spring onion, chopped 1
  • Large carrot 1
  • Egg 1
  • Spring onion greens, chopped 3 stalks + to garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Broccoli 4 to 5 florets
  • Noodles 100 gms
  • Red capsicum, cut into thin strips to garnish
  • Yellow capsicum, cut into thin strips to garnish

Methods

  • Heat a deep non-stick pan, add chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Add half the garlic, half the green chillies, spring onions and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Peel carrot, cut into small pieces and add to the stock.
  • Take chicken mince in a bowl, add egg, spring onion greens, remaining garlic, remaining green chillies and salt and mix well.
  • Divide this mixture into small balls and drop into the boiling stock. Add broccoli florets.
  • Add noodles and a little water and let it come to a boil. Adjust salt. Cook till the noodles and chicken are done.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with spring onion greens, red and yellow capsicum strips serve hot.