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

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

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

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

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

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