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

Achari Aloo / Achar Aloo Ki Bhujia – Pickled Potato Curry

Achari / Achar Aloo Ki Bhujia - Pickled Potato Curry

Achar dishes were something I had never really had before marriage and thus by default not really ventured much into after marriage. The most popular dish happens to be Achar Gosht, a pickled curry made with mutton or lamb, but there are also many other popular varieties including Achar Chicken, Achari Kofte, Achari Bhindi etc.Read 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

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

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