Mutanjan | Sweet and Colourful Pakistani Rice | Meethe Chawal

Mutanjan - Sweet and Colourful Pakistani Rice - Meethe Chawal

As I am attempting to return back to the blogsphere, I had a look down the  ‘Drafts’ section of my blogger dashboard and was rather pleased to find a number of recipes and posts that were semi-ready to be published. One recipe that caught my eye was this one – sweet and colourful Mutanjan rice.Read more

How To Make The Best Pulao Rice | Tips On Making Good Pilau Rice Everytime | Recipe Guideline For Beginners or Seasoned Cooks!

How To Make The Best Pulao Rice | Tips On Making Good Pilau Rice Everytime | Recipe Guideline For Beginners or Seasoned Cooks!

In essence, a Pulao / Pilau is a rice dish compromised of fried onions, aromatic spices and a 2nd component which can be a meat (see – Lamb Pilau), vegetable (see – Mattar Pilau) or legume (see – Chana Pilau) (exception made for zeera pilau, which is just Pilau rice with cumin seeds).

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

Chana Pilau / Pulao – 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 this Chana Pilau is a definite winner! IRead more

Mattar Pilau / Pulao – 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

Leftover Rice Kheer

Leftover Rice Kheer - Easy Recipe to Minimise Leftovers @ Fatima Cooks

Ever have a very sorry looking pot of plain white rice sitting on your stovetop the day after a special dinner? Yes, you thought you had very smartly calculated exactly how many cups of rice you’ll need to avoid wastage, but alas as always, leftovers win and you lose….? I know exactly how that feels! LeftoversRead 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

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