Palak Paneer – Spinach and Paneer Curry

Who here loves themselves a good bit of paneer? To tell you all the truth, I’ve not always been a fan of paneer (Check the story of the Sweet and Sour ‘Chilli’ Paneer for how I fell in love with paneer). I’d always thought it was too rubbery and tasteless, like it was missing something.Read more

Karele Gosht – Bitter Gourd and Meat (Lamb or Mutton) Curry

Karele Gosht - Bitter Gourd and Meat (Lamb or Mutton) Curry

Living away from parents has shown me many a day I would have never pictured myself going through. Examples of such days include me actually missing my Mother’s vegetable curry, bursting into tears because of one too many burnt chapattis, being excited about an evening in and the day I realised ‘Hey, I’m actually enjoyingRead more

Phali Gosht – Green Bean and Meat Curry

Phali Gosht - Green Bean and Meat Curry

If you’re following me on my Instagram or have read my previous blog posts, you’ll probably know by now that me and my Mother has VERY different cooking styles. She is simple, doesn’t like lots of spices and will choose the quicker and easier option where possible. Me, though. Oh… hehe, me. I thrive onRead 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

Achari / Achar Aloo Ki Bhujia – Pickled Potato Curry

Achari / Achar Aloo Ki Bhujia - Pickled Potato Curry

Achar dishes were something I had never really had before marriage and thus by default not really ventured much into after marriage. The most popular dish happens to be Achar Gosht, a pickled curry made with mutton or lamb, but there are also many other popular varieties including Achar Chicken, Achari Kofte, Achari Bhindi etc.Read more

Kalakand / Paneer Ladoo

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

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

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

Gajar Ki Barfi – Pakistani/Indian Carrot Fudge

Gajar Ki Barfi - Carrot Fudge - A traditional Indian/Pakistani Mithai (dessert)

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