Round up of My Month – July 2015

Round up of My Month - July 2015

Hello and Salaam (peace) everyone! July was an extremely busy month, marked with Ramadan, meeting and eating with family, Eid, graduating(!!) and work-related outings for me! It was overall a hectic but very good and happy month for me, alhamdulilah. So without further ado, here’s a round-up in pictures of my month! The last half ofRead more

Bhunni Maash Daal – Pakistani Style Urid Lentils

Bhunni Maash Daal - Pakistani Style Urid Lentils

Much to my amazement, I still haven’t posted a single daal (lentil) recipe up till now, 4 months into blogging. I’m unsure why – I cook daal very frequently and as any Pakistani will know, daal chawal is the stuff childhood lunches are made of!     Today I’m posting the recipe to a daal notRead more

Malai Chicken Karahi – Creamy Stir-fried Chicken Curry

Name me one thing that doesn’t taste better with a few dollops of cream, a knob or so of butter, a splash of milk, lashings of ghee.   I’ll bet you’re having a hard time thinking up something.   It’s a truth of the culinary world that these things all enhance the eating experience of manyRead more

Sweet and Sour ‘Chilli’ Paneer

Have you ever really disliked something – almost held a grudge against it, and then been proven completely and miserably wrong? Have you ever had your assumptions and pre-held beliefs proven as a misconception? It takes a very good cook to make you fall in love with something you’ve always disliked, but with this sweetRead more

Chicken Dopiaza – Chicken Curry With Onions

Chicken Dopiaza - Chicken Curry with lots of onion!

I heartily enjoy a good dopiaza curry – in fact, a lamb dopiaza was amongst my first ‘successful’ curries I cooked after marriage! I usually cook this when I’m low on ingredients and am feeling too lazy to pop out and buy some vegetables or tomatoes. It’s definitely a handy recipe to have in mind forRead more

Shimla Mirch Ka Raita – Capscium/Bell Pepper & Yogurt Dip

Shimla Mirch Ka Raita - Bell Pepper/Capsicum & Yogurt Dip

In the current hot, sunny weather, often times a curry with its fiery spices and oil floating to the top feels heavily unappealing and even icky. But, alas, in a South-East Asian household carbohydrates are a must and you most definitely must be on a diet/sick/upset/mental if you aren’t going to have a chapatti or someRead more

Zarda – Pakistani Sweet Rice with Nuts, Raisins & Cardamom

Zarda - Sweet Pakistani Rice Laced With Nuts, Raisins & Cardamom

How beautiful does Zarda look? It is definitely, in my opinion, one of the best looking Pakistani desserts out there – it doesn’t even need much garnishing to make it look stunning! Aside from it’s gorgeous hue and it’s colourful speckling of nuts and raisins, Zarda is definitely a favourite in my house due toRead more

Aloo Gosht Shorba – Pakistani Lamb and Potato Curry

Aloo Gosht Shorba - Pakistani Potato and Lamb Curry - Recipe @ FatimaCooks.net

Aloo Gosht is one of those dishes you can never go wrong by serving. One of those dishes everyone happens to love. One of those dishes that just spells out C O M F O R T. If you’d ask me to name one dish to represent my childhood, well, this and a hot plateRead more

Punjabi Prawn Masala Curry – Recipe in the July Issue of Gaya Magazine!

Prawn Masala Curry - Fatima Cooks

Who loves prawns? Raise your hands! *raises both hands and a leg* Memememememe ME! I absolutely love prawns! Aside from that delicious little bite it gives, the crunchy texture and that natural taste of the sea it has, what I particularly love about prawns is how quick and easy they are to cook. Raw prawnsRead more

Quick & Easy 4 Ingredient Iced Black Coffee

Quick & Easy 4 Ingredient Iced Black Coffee - Recipe @ FatimaCooks.net

HOW HOT IS IT RIGHT NOW?! As I speak, my iPhone weather app is telling me today is 34 degrees centigrade. 34 degrees?! This is just a few degrees short of the temperature at my susraals (in-laws) in Pakistan! How unreal is this? Us Britons aren’t used to this sort of weather – oh noooooo,Read more