How To Make Bhindi Masala – Pakistani Okra / Lady Fingers Curry

Bhindi - Pakistani Okra/Lady Fingers - Fatima Cooks

Sometimes, it’s nice to have a bit of a change from the standard vegetables I have on rotation (spinach, aubergine, carrots, cabbage etc) and cook up a different veggie. Bhindi happens to always be available year round, fresh and frozen, but generally speaking I don’t cook it often as my husband doesn’t like it much.Read more

Gajar Ki Barfi – Pakistani/Indian Carrot Fudge

Gajar Ki Barfi - Carrot Fudge - A traditional Indian/Pakistani Mithai (dessert)

Here’s a cute spin on the traditional Gajar Ka Halwa we all love. It’s essentially the same thing as Gajar Ka Halwa, but with added milk powder so that the Halwa is firmer and solidifies into shapes once it cools- how fun! I made three different kinds with mine: Diamond Square And one lone laddoo (ball) forRead more

Bhunni Maash Ki Daal – Pakistani Style White 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

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

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

Atta Ka Halwa – Wholewheat Flour Pudding

Atta Ka Halwa - Wholewheat Flour Dessert @ FatimaCooks.net

I first made this Halwa when a dear friend came over with her (extremely adorable) 2 year old nephew because I thought something mild and easy to swallow would suit him well. The reaction I got from my friend, however, was ‘You made Halwa with WHAAAAAAT?’

Aloo Channa Shorba Salan – Soupy Potato and Chickpea Curry

Aloo Channa Shorba Salan - Potato And Chickpea Soupy Curry - A Pakistani Recipe

Potatoes and chickpeas in a Shorba (soupy) curry may seem like a peasants dish due to it’s lack of exotic or meaty ingredients – but don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t one delicious meal. This dish, alongside the Indian Subcontinent’s favourite Daal Chawal (rice and lentils) is an example of simple but hearty comfortRead more