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

Simple Palak (Spinach) Curry Recipe

Palak (Pakistani spinach) recipe @ Fatima Cooks

What’s your favourite vegetable? Up till quite recently, spinach has been my favourite. Now aubergines are my current favourite, but spinach comes in at a close second.

Punjabi Cholay – Spicy Punjabi Curried Chickpeas

Cholay, also known as channey, are commonly served as a breakfast dish served alongside halwa with puris (deep fried flatbreads) and/or parathas (flatbreads cooked in ghee/oil). This sort of a breakfast is absolutely heavenly – but let’s not discuss the hours in the gym we’d need to spend to burn a deep fried flatbread off!

Prawn Pilau Biryani Rice

Prawn Pilau Biryani Rice by Fatima Cooks

This Prawn Pilau Biryani is of the quickest recipes I have worked with to date. But don’t you dare think the minimal cook times makes this a ‘mediocre’ meal. The cook time to flavour ratio is INCREDIBLE.

No Effort Bhunna Gosht Masala – Lamb Curry

About 95% of the time, when I’m in no rush to get dinner on the table, I make my curry the usual way by first sauteing the onions, garlic and ginger first, then browning the meat etc. However, my Mum taught me this pretty neat way to cook meat-based curries where the sauteing happens atRead more

Aaloo Ki Tikki – Spicy Potato Cutlets

When I think aaloo ki tikkiyan, I think of the classical Pakistani food I grew up eating. I think of the daal and chawal my mother made that I loved. I remember sneaking the flavoursome, tender cutlets from trays in front of guests when I thought no one was looking. I knew I would get some after, but I couldRead more

Pakistani Karahi Keema – Minced Meat and Tomato Curry

This is one of my husband’s favourite dishes. Well, to be more specific, this is his favourite Pakistani recipe of mine. And to be quite fair, I do agree with him. If I had to make a list of my favourite Pakistani foods, Karahi Keema made with mutton or lamb meat would be in my top 5. Literally,Read more