Nargisi Kofta – Pakistani Chicken Scotch Egg Curry

Nargisi Kofta - Pakistani Chicken Scotch Egg Curry

In this recipe, I’m taking the traditional Chicken Kofta curry and making it just that extra bit fancier, by adding an egg. Not boiled to serve on the side, but I’m putting the egg inside the kofta. Doesn’t sound very fancy, but believe me, whenever I serve this everyone thinks the fancy game has beenRead more

Aromatic Lamb Curry with Cardamom

Aromatic Lamb Curry with Cardamom

Have you ever had an accidental break through in the kitchen? Y’know, one of those ones where you start off with one thing, it goes a bit wrong or not to planned and then you end up with something even better than what you initially wanted?   I certainly just had one with this deliciousRead 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

Pabda Fish ‘Bhuna’ Curry

Pabda Fish Bhuna - Recipe by Fatima Cooks

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

Bhindi - Pakistani Okra/Lady Fingers - Fatima Cooks

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

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