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

Gajar Ka Halwa – Carrot Halwa

Gajar ka Halwa - a carrot dessert by Fatima Cooks

Luxurious, rich, creamy. Gajar Ka Halwa. Save this recipe for a day when you’ll be at home, because this baby requires time, patience and a whole lot of stirring! And preferably a food processor to grate the carrots. But believe me when I say it is worth every minute. You will be left with a decadent, nutty andRead 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!

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