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Richard in Cincy

Tibetan Recipe: "Tukpa" Tibetan Monastery Noodle Soup

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Posted to Thread #10416 at 5:11 pm on Apr 17, 2008

After the recipe by Betty Jung in
The Kopan Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from a Tibetan Monastery.

A traditional Tibetan dish.

Serves 4

1/4 C. butter
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh ginger root, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh garlic, minced
1 c. red onion, diced
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. Kopan masala
1 c. potato, parboiled and cubed
1 c. fresh tomatoes, chopped
4-5 c. water
1/4 lb. fresh flat egg noodles (I use 1 9-oz. plastic pkg. egg linguine)
1/2 c. fresh spinach, chopped
1-2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add ginger, garlic, and red onion. Stir-fry over medium to medium-high heat for l minute.
Add turmeric, curry powder, chili powder, and masala. Mix well and stir fry for 1/2 a minute.
Add potatoes and tomatoes. Stir-fry 1 more minute.

Add water and bring to a boil.

Add egg noodles and boil for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Add spinach and boil for another 1-2 minutes. If soup is too thick, add more water.
Season with soy sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat and serve hot.

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