Iraqi Cabbage & Lamb Soup

Iraqi Cabbage and Lamb Stew/Soup -Easy, simple and healthy - recipe at fatimacooks.net

Who else agrees that soup and bread is the most perfect lunch? It’s filling enough to keep you going, but light enough to not weigh you down. And if you’re watching what you’re eating, going sans bread won’t break the deal because, let’s be honest, the beautifully deep and delicious broth is where all theRead more

Besan Ke Ladoo – Sweet Gram Flour Balls

Besan ke Laddo (sweet gram flour balls) - a Pakistani/Indian dessert recipe by fatimacooks.net

Did you know it’s possible to make a luxurious and sophisticated Desi dessert with frugal ingredients you probably already have sitting in your cupboard? Everyone will think you’ve spent the whole day making them (that’s what my family thought!) but they don’t require a lot of effort at all! It just requires 30 minutes ofRead more

Bhuna Chicken Masala – Seared Chicken Curry

Bhuna Chicken Curry - Recipe @ fatimacooks.net

When I call my family over, I know that my Mother doesn’t like red meat or prawns, my brother doesn’t like fish and my other brother doesn’t like vegetables. This is why chicken is always a go-to for me. You’ll always have people who don’t like red meat, don’t like fish or don’t like vegetablesRead more

Gajar Ka Halwa – Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa - a carrot dessert by Fatima Cooks

Luxurious, rich, creamy. Gajar Ka Halwa. Save this recipe for a day when you’ll be at home, because this baby requires time, patience and a whole lot of stirring! And preferably a food processor to grate the carrots. But believe me when I say it is worth every minute. You will be left with a decadent, nutty andRead more

Cheat’s Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net

I wish I could tell you this delicious dinner was a result of laborious chopping, stirring and simmering. I wish I could tell you that when my friend sent me a message informing me she’ll be over for dinner today, I, well prepared for surprise guests as always, sauntered into the kitchen and began preparing forRead more

Kheer – Cardamom Flavoured Rice Pudding

Cardamom Rice Pudding - Kheer @ fatimacooks.net

Sometimes, I miss my Mother’s home. I miss the comfort in knowing there is always something cooked for me and I won’t need to make any effort for anything in the kitchen department. When a certain mood for a certain meal comes on, it’s then that I miss the ease of simply saying ‘I wantRead more

Simple Palak (Spinach) Curry Recipe

Palak (Pakistani spinach) recipe @ Fatima Cooks

What’s your favourite vegetable? Up till quite recently, spinach has been my favourite. Now aubergines are my current favourite, but spinach comes in at a close second.

Punjabi Cholay – Spicy Punjabi Curried Chickpeas

Cholay, also known as channey, are commonly served as a breakfast dish served alongside halwa with puris (deep fried flatbreads) and/or parathas (flatbreads cooked in ghee/oil). This sort of a breakfast is absolutely heavenly – but let’s not discuss the hours in the gym we’d need to spend to burn a deep fried flatbread off!