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

Karele Gosht – Bitter Gourd and Meat (Lamb or Mutton) Curry

Karele Gosht - Bitter Gourd and Meat (Lamb or Mutton) Curry

Living away from parents has shown me many a day I would have never pictured myself going through. Examples of such days include me actually missing my Mother’s vegetable curry, bursting into tears because of one too many burnt chapattis, being excited about an evening in and the day I realised ‘Hey, I’m actually enjoyingRead more

Easy Bhuna Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

Easy Bhuna Chana Masala - Chickpea Curry

Typing up a long overdue recipe this evening, as my laptop keyboard continues to torment me. I posted the following picture of my ritual Desi breakfast on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago on my instagram – usually I use Friday night’s leftovers and serve them with a paratha or poori but on this particularRead more

Phali Gosht – Green Bean and Meat Curry

Phali Gosht - Green Bean and Meat Curry

If you’re following me on my Instagram or have read my previous blog posts, you’ll probably know by now that me and my Mother has VERY different cooking styles. She is simple, doesn’t like lots of spices and will choose the quicker and easier option where possible. Me, though. Oh… hehe, me. I thrive onRead more

Leftover Rice Kheer

Leftover Rice Kheer - Easy Recipe to Minimise Leftovers @ Fatima Cooks

Ever have a very sorry looking pot of plain white rice sitting on your stovetop the day after a special dinner? Yes, you thought you had very smartly calculated exactly how many cups of rice you’ll need to avoid wastage, but alas as always, leftovers win and you lose….? I know exactly how that feels! LeftoversRead more