Bhuna Chicken Curry - Recipe @ fatimacooks.net

Bhuna Chicken Masala – Seared Chicken Curry

When I call my family over, I know that my Mother doesn’t like red meat or prawns, my brother doesn’t like fish and my other brother doesn’t like vegetables. This is why chicken is always a go-to for me. You’ll always have people who don’t like red meat, don’t like fish or don’t like vegetablesRead more

Gajar ka Halwa - a carrot dessert by Fatima Cooks

Gajar Ka Halwa – Carrot Halwa

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

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net

Cheat’s Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

I wish I could tell you this delicious dinner was a result of laborious chopping, stirring and simmering. I wish I could tell you that when my friend sent me a message informing me she’ll be over for dinner today, I, well prepared for surprise guests as always, sauntered into the kitchen and began preparing forRead more

Cardamom Rice Pudding - Kheer @ fatimacooks.net

Kheer – Cardamom Flavoured Rice Pudding

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

Palak (Pakistani spinach) recipe @ Fatima Cooks

Simple Palak (Spinach) Curry Recipe

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 by Fatima Cooks

Prawn Pilau Biryani Rice

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.

Round-up Of My Month – April 2015

Assalamu Alaikum! (May peace be upon you) Here’s a quick roundup of some things that caught my eye this month, in words and pictures, including what I’ve been reading this month and some recipes on my to-do list for May!

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