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!

Prawn Pilau Biryani Rice

Prawn Pilau Biryani Rice by Fatima Cooks

I present to you one of the quickest recipes I have worked with to date. But don’t you dare think the minimal cook times makes this a ‘mediocre’ meal. The cook time to flavour ratio is INCREDIBLE.

Kobi Nu Sambharo – Gujerati Cabbage Stirfry

This recipe emerged after I was obsessively searching for a way to use up all the cabbage we had at home. You see, cooking for 2 people is tricky because you need such a small quantity of ingredients and then you’re always left with bits and bobs of random ingredients like one-third of a courgette, a quarterRead more

Aaloo Ki Tikkiyan – Spicy Potato Cutlets

When I think aaloo ki tikkiyan, I think of the classical Pakistani food I grew up eating. I think of the daal and chawal my mother made that I loved. I remember sneaking the flavoursome, tender cutlets from trays in front of guests when I thought no one was looking. I knew I would get some after, but I couldRead more

Pakistani Karahi Keema

This is one of my husband’s favourite dishes. Well, to be more specific, this is his favourite Pakistani recipe of mine. And to be quite fair, I do agree with him. If I had to make a list of my favourite Pakistani foods, Karahi Keema made with mutton or lamb meat would be in my top 5. Literally,Read more

Pomegranate, Mint & Spinach Salad – Simple, Easy and Healthy

Are you a salad person? I never used to be. To be quite honest, I hated salads. I never quite understood them. I used to think…What is the point of salads? I mean, they’re not filling. They’re not even tasty. They’re just a crisp and cold side to the main meal (usually carbs-galore, I may add).Read more