Bhindi - Pakistani Okra/Lady Fingers - Fatima Cooks

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 - Carrot Fudge - A traditional Indian/Pakistani Mithai (dessert)

Gajar Ki Barfi – Pakistani/Indian Carrot Fudge

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

Baingan Gosht - Aubergine and Lamb Curry - Fatima Cooks

Baingan Gosht – Aubergine and Lamb Curry

Baingan Gosht holds a special place in the ‘cookery’ compartment of my heart. It was my first curry that I played around with, didn’t ask my Mother about and didn’t follow a recipe for, back in the wee days of my marriage. Just my luck that it also happened to be an amazing curry that has become aRead more

Round up of My Month - July 2015

Round up of My Month – July 2015

Hello and Salaam (peace) everyone! July was an extremely busy month, marked with Ramadan, meeting and eating with family, Eid, graduating(!!) and work-related outings for me! It was overall a hectic but very good and happy month for me, alhamdulilah. So without further ado, here’s a round-up in pictures of my month! The last half ofRead more

Bhunni Maash Daal - Pakistani Style 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

Malai Chicken Karahi - Creamy Stirfried Chicken Curry in a Tomato and Ginger Sauce

Malai Chicken Karahi – Creamy Stir-fried Chicken Curry

Name me one thing that doesn’t taste better with a few dollops of cream, a knob or so of butter, a splash of milk, a lashing of ghee.   I’ll bet you’re having a hard time thinking up something. It’s a truth of the culinary world that these things all enhance the eating experience ofRead 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

Chicken Dopiaza - Chicken Curry with lots of onion!

Chicken Dopiaza – Indian Restaurant Chicken Curry With Onions

I heartily enjoy a good dopiaza curry – in fact, a lamb dopiaza was amongst my first ‘successful’ curries I cooked after marriage! I usually cook this when I’m low on ingredients and am feeling too lazy to pop out and buy some vegetables or tomatoes. It’s definitely a handy recipe to have in mindRead more

Shimla Mirch Ka Raita - Bell Pepper/Capsicum & Yogurt Dip

Shimla Mirch Ka Raita – Capscium/Bell Pepper & 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