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

Shimla Mirch Ka Raita – Capscium/Bell Pepper & Yogurt Dip

Shimla Mirch Ka Raita - Bell Pepper/Capsicum & Yogurt Dip

In the current hot, sunny weather, often times a curry with its fiery spices and oil floating to the top feels heavily unappealing and even icky. But, alas, in a South-East Asian household carbohydrates are a must and you most definitely must be on a diet/sick/upset/mental if you aren’t going to have a chapatti or someRead more

Atta Ka Halwa – Wholewheat Flour Pudding

Atta Ka Halwa - Wholewheat Flour Dessert @ FatimaCooks.net

I first made this Halwa when a dear friend came over with her (extremely adorable) 2 year old nephew because I thought something mild and easy to swallow would suit him well. The reaction I got from my friend, however, was ‘You made Halwa with WHAAAAAAT?’

Aloo Channa Shorba Salan – Soupy Potato and Chickpea Curry

Aloo Channa Shorba Salan - Potato And Chickpea Soupy Curry - A Pakistani Recipe

Potatoes and chickpeas in a Shorba (soupy) curry may seem like a peasants dish due to it’s lack of exotic or meaty ingredients – but don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t one delicious meal. This dish, alongside the Indian Subcontinent’s favourite Daal Chawal (rice and lentils) is an example of simple but hearty comfortRead more

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras – A Recipe That Everyone Loves!

Vegetable Pakoras - A Ramadan classic! Quick, easy and DELICIOUS - recipe @ FatimaCooks.net

Today, I’m sharing with you the recipe of one of my most favourite snacks, the epitome of South-East Asian street food, the very definition of delicious: Pakoras.   I have a bit of a love affair going on with Pakoras. The thing I try (and fail) to avoid. I pretend like I don’t need them on my Iftar plate. IRead more

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry – Mixed Sabzi

The slow cooker is an absolute life saver when it comes to busy days, hands down. It single handedly saves me from going crazy when I have a long list chores that need to be done, when I have to be out of the house for the entire day or when I have guests over andRead more

Besan Ke Ladoo – Sweet Gram Flour Balls

Besan ke Laddo (sweet gram flour balls) - a Pakistani/Indian dessert recipe by fatimacooks.net

Did you know it’s possible to make a luxurious and sophisticated Desi dessert with frugal ingredients you probably already have sitting in your cupboard? Everyone will think you’ve spent the whole day making them (that’s what my family thought!) but they don’t require a lot of effort at all! It just requires 30 minutes ofRead more

Kheer – Cardamom Flavoured Rice Pudding

Cardamom Rice Pudding - Kheer @ fatimacooks.net

Sometimes, I miss my Mother’s home. I miss the comfort in knowing there is always something cooked for me and I won’t need to make any effort for anything in the kitchen department. When a certain mood for a certain meal comes on, it’s then that I miss the ease of simply saying ‘I wantRead more