Naan Kathai – Indian Tea Cookie

I can honestly say Naan Kathais are the shortbread of indian cookies.  They’re light, crumbly and melt in your mouth, making it hard to resist eating one.  I absolutely devoured these cookies when growing up.  Although I have to admit, this is not my grandmothers recipe.  I have to dig it up or better yet, ask my mum when I talk to her next.  This recipe was given to us by a family friend not too long ago.  It really is so fast and easy that it would be a shame not to share it.

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Three Chilli Fried Noodles

Three Chilli Noodles is a recipe that I came up with a couple of days ago when I was craving something really spicy and mouthwateringly good.  And with spring in the air, I needed something to blow my sinuses into oblivion.  So that’s how this recipe was born.  And of course, I had to add some ghee to cool down my senses, too.

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Naanima’s Chicken Soup

1 tbsp ghee
1/2 lb chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 medium turnip, peeled and diced
1 medium potato, peeled and diced
2 parsnips, peeled and cut into thick circles
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut
1 large handful of string beans
1/2 cup of peas
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup chopped frozen spinach
6 garlic cloves, left whole
2 sticks chinese cinnamon
5 cloves
1 tsp black peppercorns
1/2 tsp coriander powder
big pinch of cumin powder
pinch of turmeric

12 cherry tomatoes or 1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 cup penne pasta, uncooked
1 litre of water or a good quality chicken stock
salt to taste
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