Zarda – Pakistani Sweet Rice with Nuts, Raisins & Cardamom

Zarda - Pakistani Sweet Rice with Nuts, Raisins & Cardamom

How beautiful does Zarda look? It is definitely, in my opinion, one of the best looking Pakistani desserts out there – it doesn’t even need much garnishing to make it look stunning! Aside from it’s gorgeous hue and it’s colourful speckling of nuts and raisins, Zarda is definitely a favourite in my house due toRead more

Atta Ka Halwa – Wholewheat Flour Pudding

Atta Ka Halwa - Wholewheat Flour Dessert @ FatimaCooks.net

I first made this Halwa when a dear friend came over with her (extremely adorable) 2 year old nephew because I thought something mild and easy to swallow would suit him well. The reaction I got from my friend, however, was ‘You made Halwa with WHAAAAAAT?’

Mixed Vegetable Pakoras – A Recipe That Everyone Loves!

Vegetable Pakoras - A Ramadan classic! Quick, easy and DELICIOUS - recipe @ FatimaCooks.net

Today, I’m sharing with you the recipe of one of my most favourite snacks, the epitome of South-East Asian street food, the very definition of delicious: Pakoras.   I have a bit of a love affair going on with Pakoras. The thing I try (and fail) to avoid. I pretend like I don’t need them on my Iftar plate. IRead more

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

Iraqi Cabbage & Lamb Soup

Iraqi Cabbage and Lamb Stew/Soup -Easy, simple and healthy - recipe at fatimacooks.net

Who else agrees that soup and bread is the most perfect lunch? It’s filling enough to keep you going, but light enough to not weigh you down. And if you’re watching what you’re eating, going sans bread won’t break the deal because, let’s be honest, the beautifully deep and delicious broth is where all theRead more

Bhuna Chicken Masala – Seared Chicken Curry

Bhuna Chicken Curry - Recipe @ fatimacooks.net

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

Cheat’s Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry @ fatimacooks.net

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

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.