Soba Noodles With Thecha Sauce: A Quick Weekday Dinner Recipe
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No matter how many quick weekday recipes there are online, there’s always scope for innovative and delicious food to thrive. We’ve come a long way from eating simple dal-chawal (as glorious as it is in simplicity) to finding ourselves wanting to eat something that feels healthy but also tastes pretty good at the same time. As our taste palettes have evolved with time, we’re looking for ways to put together ingredients and elements from various cuisines that merge the best of both worlds and don’t overshadow the delicacy of the other ingredients.

This noodle bowl meal is interesting because, although there is a serious presence of soba noodles, the bowl also has plenty of vegetables and a liberal hit of heat from good ol’ Maharashtrian thecha. The nutty flavours of the soba noodles compliment the spicy thecha and the crunch of the vegetables quite well. If you feel like making a version that isn’t meatless, you could add shredded chicken or steamed prawns for an extra dose of protein.



  • 200 grams soba noodles
  • ¼ cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 4 tablespoons spring onions, chopped
  • 3-4 leaves butterhead lettuce, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons green chilli thecha
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt to taste

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  • Bring a pot of water to a roaring boil and add the soba noodles to it. Stir lightly in order to prevent the noodles from sticking to each other while cooking.
  • Cook the noodles for 1 minute less than the cooking time mentioned on the packet and drain it. Run the noodles under cold water and add them to a serving bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, mix together the thecha, soy sauce, lemon juice and sesame oil. Add the sugar and a pinch of salt and combine well.
  • Add the vegetables to the bowl with the noodles, followed by the sauce and mix everything together with a fork. Check for seasoning and add more soy sauce and a bit more lemon juice, if necessary.
  • Garnish with crispy garlic chips, toasted sesame seeds and more chopped scallions and eat warm or cold.