Matar Gosht Shorba - How To Make Pakistani Lamb and Pea Curry

Matar Gosht Shorba – How To Make Pakistani Lamb and Pea Curry

Matar Gosht is such a homely, cosy comfort-in-a-bowl kind of meal. Honestly, it reminds me of days at home with my Mother when I was a little girl, new to this whole ‘eating on your own‘ business, breaking off tiny pieces of roti and drowning it it in the tasty shorba. Whenever my Mother cookedRead more

The Easiest Aloo Paratha Ever - Cheats Aloo Paratha

Cheats Aloo Paratha – How To Make The Easiest Aloo Paratha Ever

OK, so this certainly wasn’t how I imagined making my come back. I imagined coming back with an innovative, majestic, or at least slightly impressive recipe. What can I say? Things have changed. It’s been 3 years since my last recipe blog post. The last time I posted a recipe on here, I was swollen,Read more

An Unplanned, Unprecedented Absence

Hello and Peace to you all, It’s been a very long time. Very is actually a VERY big understatement. It’s actually been so long since I’ve logged into Fatima Cooks that I forgot where I had to log in to and after eventually locating the correct server, forgot my password and had to reset it –Read more

Palak Paneer – Spinach and Paneer Curry

Who here loves themselves a good bit of paneer? To tell you all the truth, I’ve not always been a fan of paneer (Check the story of the Sweet and Sour ‘Chilli’ Paneer for how I fell in love with paneer). I’d always thought it was too rubbery and tasteless, like it was missing something.Read more

Chana Pilau - Pakistani Chickpeas and Rice

Chana Pulao / Pilau – Chickpeas and Rice Pilaf

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

Gosht Dopiaza - Lamb in an Onion Gravy + Why I Can Juggle Work and Cooking

Gosht Dopiaza – Lamb in an Onion Gravy

As this Gosht Dopiaza is simmering away, I get an opportunity to sit back basking in the comfort of knowing I’ve got a delicious dinner simmering away… and I begin to think. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather – sometimes, I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck. I think its myRead more

Nargisi Kofta - Pakistani Chicken Scotch Egg Curry

Nargisi Kofta – Pakistani Chicken Scotch Egg Curry

In this recipe, I’m taking the traditional Chicken Kofta curry and making it just that extra bit fancier, by adding an egg. Not boiled to serve on the side, but I’m putting the egg inside the kofta. Doesn’t sound very fancy, but believe me, whenever I serve this everyone thinks the fancy game has beenRead more

Mattar Pilau - Pakistani Rice with Peas

Mattar Pilau | Pea Pulao – 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