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

Anda Bhuna – An Easy, Simple and Quick Egg Bhuna Curry

Anda Bhuna - An Easy, Simple and Quick Egg Bhuna Curry

Egg Bhuna is an incredibly easy and quick recipe and in my opinion is ideal for a beginner cooker. The main effort in this recipe is cooking down the masala into the correct consistency – other than that, the spices are very simple and the egg is boiled separately from the curry, making this as easy asRead 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

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

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

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

Malai Chicken Karahi – Creamy Stir-fried Chicken Curry

Name me one thing that doesn’t taste better with a few dollops of cream, a knob or so of butter, a splash of milk, lashings of ghee.   I’ll bet you’re having a hard time thinking up something.   It’s a truth of the culinary world that these things all enhance the eating experience of manyRead more

Sweet and Sour ‘Chilli’ Paneer

Have you ever really disliked something – almost held a grudge against it, and then been proven completely and miserably wrong? Have you ever had your assumptions and pre-held beliefs proven as a misconception? It takes a very good cook to make you fall in love with something you’ve always disliked, but with this sweetRead more