An Unplanned, Unprecedented Absence

Hello and Peace to you all, It’s been a very long time. Very is actually a VERY big understatement. It’s actually been so long since I’ve logged into Fatima Cooks that I forgot where I had to log in to and after eventually locating the correct server, forgot my password and had to reset it –Read more

Palak Paneer – Spinach and Paneer Curry

Who here loves themselves a good bit of paneer? To tell you all the truth, I’ve not always been a fan of paneer (Check the story of the Sweet and Sour ‘Chilli’ Paneer for how I fell in love with paneer). I’d always thought it was too rubbery and tasteless, like it was missing something.Read more

Chana Pilau - Pakistani Chickpeas and Rice

Chana Pilau – Pakistani Chickpeas and Rice

Here’s another super simple and easy Pilau recipe that I love to prepare on a day when I’m just not bothered to go all out – yes I have those days! Another bonus with this particular pilau is it’s a one-pot meal and uses few spices, so we’re all winning! We always need a handfulRead more

Nargisi Kofta - Pakistani Chicken Scotch Egg Curry

Nargisi Kofta – Pakistani Chicken Scotch Egg Curry

In this recipe, I’m taking the traditional Chicken Kofta curry and making it just that extra bit fancier, by adding an egg. Not boiled to serve on the side, but I’m putting the egg inside the kofta. Doesn’t sound very fancy, but believe me, whenever I serve this everyone thinks the fancy game has beenRead more

Mattar Pilau - Pakistani Rice with Peas

Mattar Pilau – Pakistani Rice with Peas

Peas and rice – we have here a much loved pair. Lets pair that with some soft, caramelised fried onions and aromatic cloves and cinnamon. We have here a winning combination. Mattar Pilau, rice cooked with peas and onions, have always been a favourite at my Mother’s house. My Mother would cook this to serveRead more

Aromatic Lamb Curry with Cardamom

Aromatic Lamb Curry with Cardamom

Have you ever had an accidental break through in the kitchen? Y’know, one of those ones where you start off with one thing, it goes a bit wrong or not to planned and then you end up with something even better than what you initially wanted?   I certainly just had one with this deliciousRead more