How To Make Sweet Coconut Samosas – Khopra / Nariyal Ka Samosa

How To Make Sweet Coconut Samosas - Khopra / Nariyal Ka Samosa

Sweet coconut samosas, you say? Some of you may be raising your eyebrows. Never heard of them? It’s OK, I understand. I’d never heard of sweet coconut samosas either until one day my Father was in the kitchen and come up with the most delectable, sweet coconut stuffed pastries. They were like the McDonalds appleRead more

Lamb Pilau / Pulao – A One-Pot Pakistani Lamb Pilaf Recipe

Lamb Pilau / Pulao - A One-Pot Pakistani Lamb Pilaf Recipe

Lamb Pilau / Pulao has been hugely amiss on this blog since the start. It’s hands down my most frequently cooked dish and honestly a household favourite! Now with our little 2 year old girl a solid part of our family dinner table, this aromatic, comforting meal has been cemented into our weekly rotation sinceRead more

Matar Gosht Shorba – How To Make Pakistani Lamb and Pea Curry

Matar Gosht Shorba - How To Make Pakistani Lamb and Pea Curry

Matar Gosht is such a homely, cosy comfort-in-a-bowl kind of meal. Honestly, it reminds me of days at home with my Mother when I was a little girl, new to this whole ‘eating on your own‘ business, breaking off tiny pieces of roti and drowning it it in the tasty shorba. Whenever my Mother cookedRead more

Cheats Aloo Paratha – How To Make The Easiest Aloo Paratha Ever

The Easiest Aloo Paratha Ever - Cheats Aloo Paratha

OK, so this certainly wasn’t how I imagined making my come back. I imagined coming back with an innovative, majestic, or at least slightly impressive recipe. What can I say? Things have changed. It’s been 3 years since my last recipe blog post. The last time I posted a recipe on here, I was swollen,Read 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

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

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

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