Kalakand / Paneer Ladoos - Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls - Recipe @ Fatima Cooks

Kalakand / Paneer Ladoo

So I was having an incredibly difficult time naming these. I legitimately did not know what this concoction that I had made was! Kalakand, a traditional milk cake which is divine in it’s grainy texture and mild sweetness, is generally cut into squares and is commonly available at all Mithai shops around me. Never haveRead more

Pabda Fish Bhuna - Recipe by Fatima Cooks

Pabda Fish ‘Bhuna’ Curry

Fish stands pretty close to lamb in my books when it comes to my favourite curry. When I was 14, I began tutoring a little girl on my road twice a week and her Mother would always make sure I always ate before I left. They were Bangladeshi so fish was a regular part of their menu. ItRead more

Traditional and Authentic Pakistani Chicken Kofta Curry

Traditional and Authentic Pakistani Chicken Kofta Curry

My Mother has always taken a simple approach towards cooking. She doesn’t  like over complicating things and her spice cabinet is limited to salt, red chilli powder, cumin and turmeric. If there’s a way to make cooking quicker, less messy and easier, she’ll always recommend it. This is the reason why my cooking style differsRead more

Bhindi - Pakistani Okra/Lady Fingers - Fatima Cooks

Bhindi – Pakistani Okra/Lady Fingers

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. Okra 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 - Carrot Fudge - A traditional Indian/Pakistani Mithai (dessert)

Gajar Ki Barfi – Pakistani/Indian Carrot Fudge

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

Baingan Gosht - Aubergine and Lamb Curry - Fatima Cooks

Baingan Gosht – Aubergine and Lamb Curry

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

Round up of My Month - July 2015

Round up of My Month – July 2015

Hello and Salaam (peace) everyone! July was an extremely busy month, marked with Ramadan, meeting and eating with family, Eid, graduating(!!) and work-related outings for me! It was overall a hectic but very good and happy month for me, alhamdulilah. So without further ado, here’s a round-up in pictures of my month! The last half ofRead more

Bhunni Maash Daal - Pakistani Style 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