Baingan Gosht – Aubergine and Lamb Curry

Baingan Gosht - Aubergine and Lamb Curry - Fatima Cooks

Baingan Gosht holds a special place in the ‘cookery’ compartment of my heart. It was my first curry that I played around with, didn’t ask my Mother about and didn’t follow a recipe for, back in the wee days of my marriage. Just my luck that it also happened to be an amazing curry that has become aRead 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

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

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

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

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

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras – A Recipe That Everyone Loves!

Vegetable Pakoras - A Ramadan classic! Quick, easy and DELICIOUS - recipe @ FatimaCooks.net

Today, I’m sharing with you the recipe of one of my most favourite snacks, the epitome of South-East Asian street food, the very definition of delicious: Pakoras.   I have a bit of a love affair going on with Pakoras. The thing I try (and fail) to avoid. I pretend like I don’t need them on my Iftar plate. IRead more