Tibetan Fried Noodles (Thukpa Ngopa)

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"Tibetan cuisine enjoys the influences of many different cultures—Chinese, Indian, Mongolian, Nepalese—as well as a wonderful tradition of passing recipes down through the generations, such as this classic dish."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (346.5 g)
  • Calories 595.1
  • Total Fat - 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 102 mg
  • Sodium - 424.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 58.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.5 g
  • Sugars - 6.2 g
  • Protein - 46.6 g
  • Calcium - 52.3 mg
  • Iron - 4.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

Step 2

Add onions, garlic, and ginger and sauté, stirring often, for 2 minutes.

Step 3

Add garam masala and tomatoes. Season to taste with salt and sauté for 2 more minutes.

Step 4

Add meat, celery, and carrots, cover pan, and cook for 5 minutes. Vegetables should be cooked but still crisp.

Step 5

Cook pasta capellini (or bean thread noodles, following package cooking directions) in a large pot of boiling salted water over high heat until just soft, about 2 minutes. Drain noodles, then add to meat mixture in pan.

Step 6

Cook for 1 minute, tossing noodles with vegetables and meat. Season with soy sauce. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wonderful flavours! We thoroughly enjoyed this quick easy recipe. The garam masala brings all the flavours together. Perfect on a chilly evening. Thanks for sharing another winner ForeverMama! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(3 Oct 2017)