Phali Gosht – Green Bean and Meat Curry

Phali Gosht - Green Bean and Meat Curry

If you’re following me on my Instagram or have read my previous blog posts, you’ll probably know by now that me and my Mother has VERY different cooking styles. She is simple, doesn’t like lots of spices and will choose the quicker and easier option where possible. Me, though. Oh… hehe, me. I thrive onRead more

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

Pabda Fish ‘Bhuna’ Curry

Pabda Fish Bhuna - Recipe by Fatima Cooks

Fish stands pretty close to lamb in my books when it comes to my favourite curry. When I was 14, I began tutoring a little girl on my road twice a week and her Mother would always make sure I always ate before I left. They were Bangladeshi so fish was a regular part of their menu. ItRead 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

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

Malai Chicken Karahi – Creamy Stir-fried Chicken Curry

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

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 – Indian Restaurant Chicken Curry With Onions

Chicken Dopiaza - Chicken Curry with lots of onion!

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