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

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

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

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