Chicken Kofta Curry – A Traditional and Authentic Pakistani Recipe

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

How To Make Bhindi Masala – Pakistani Okra Curry

How To Make Bhindi Masala - Pakistani Okra Curry

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. Bhindi 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, which was my favourite Square And oneRead 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

Bhunni Maash Ki Daal – Pakistani Style White Urid Lentils

Bhunni Maash Ki Daal - Pakistani Style White 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! Daal is wonderful side to serve alongside any lamb dish toRead more

Malai Chicken Karahi – Creamy Stir-fried Chicken Curry

Malai Chicken Karahi - Creamy Stirfried Chicken Curry in a Tomato and Ginger Sauce

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, a lashing 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 ofRead more

Chicken Dopiaza – Indian Restaurant Chicken Curry With Onions

Chicken Dopiaza - Chicken Curry with lots of onion!

I heartily enjoy a good dopiaza curry – in fact, a lamb dopiaza was amongst my first ‘successful’ curries I cooked after marriage! I usually cook this when I’m low on ingredients and am feeling too lazy to pop out and buy some vegetables or tomatoes. It’s definitely a handy recipe to have in mindRead more

Zarda – Pakistani Sweet Rice with Nuts, Raisins & Cardamom

Zarda - Pakistani Sweet Rice 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