Chana Pilau – Pakistani Chickpeas and Rice

Chana Pilau - Pakistani Chickpeas and Rice

Here’s another super simple and easy Pilau recipe that I love to prepare on a day when I’m just not bothered to go all out – yes I have those days! Another bonus with this particular pilau is it’s a one-pot meal and uses few spices, so we’re all winning! We always need a handfulRead 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

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

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

Kheer – Cardamom Flavoured Rice Pudding

Cardamom Rice Pudding - Kheer @ fatimacooks.net

Sometimes, I miss my Mother’s home. I miss the comfort in knowing there is always something cooked for me and I won’t need to make any effort for anything in the kitchen department. When a certain mood for a certain meal comes on, it’s then that I miss the ease of simply saying ‘I wantRead more

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.