About Me!


Assalamu alaikum and welcome everyone!


My name is Faatimah and I want to welcome you to my little space on the internet - the place where I can ramble on about food for as long as I like and share my latest recipe obsession with all of you.


On my blog, you'll find step-by-step photo recipes for both sweet and savoury halal dishes.


I love putting a halal spin on many different cuisines. As my family is originally from Pakistan, you'll find plenty of plenty of traditional Pakistani food here - the kind your mother used to make but you were always too scared to try yourself.


I was born and brought up in England so there are plenty of English recipes here too. However, I love discovering and putting my Halal-spin on new cuisines. My current favourites are authentic Chinese and Middle-Eastern.


And of course, I love ticking things off my baking bucket list. Baking is how my love for the kitchen began. There's lots of classic baked goods here along with a few more adventurous ones. And everything is halal, of course!


Finally, a few fun facts about me in the kitchen. I have way too many chilli sauces in the cupboard, always make wonky layer cakes and cannot stand desiccated coconut.

Have a browse through my blog and enjoy!


Spice Enthusiast

56 comments

  1. Hi Faatimah

    What a great site. I have done a few of your recipes and they are great. Tasty, easy to do and a godsend. My GF Nivi and I have a tiny kitchen so no room for such luxuries as a deep fryer so your oven recipes are a lifesaver.

    Keep doing what you are doing as you and your recipes are inspiring!

    Stewie :)

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    1. Hi Stewie, thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm so glad you've been enjoying my recipes. Keep on cooking! :)

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  2. Absolutely love your blog! I'm so glad my aunty shared it with me, I always look forward to your snapchats and then quickly come on your blog to find the recipe! I've tried some of them and they are so delicious, Alḥamdulillāh. May Allāh bless you, ʾĀmeen. ♥️

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    1. So glad you've been enjoying my blog! Ameen to all your duas! :)

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  3. i am going to try your recipe i am 16 years old a teen ager when i get holidays inshallh how to u learn cooking i love cooking pakistan dishes but dont know how to do them

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    1. Masha Allah, good luck with everything! Remember that practice makes perfect! :)

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  4. Your blog is amazing!
    I love the step by step pictures for all the recipes.
    A

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  5. Just tried the Hyderabadi Pakistani Biryani. Turned out Perfect. Although I did add some chopped tomato for some taste and color. Thanks so much for making it easier with step-by-step pictures!

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  6. Hi Faatimah,

    This is to say thank you for your lovely recipes. I use your curry ones at least twice a week and the whole grown up family loves them. I hope your blog goes on forever!!

    Steve

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    1. Hi Steve, thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm so glad you and your family have been enjoying the curries. :)

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  7. Assalamualaikum Faatimah.
    MA SHA ALLAH, keep up the good work!

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! Jazakallah khair for all your kind words. :)

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  8. Aslm, just wanted to say shukran so much to you for sharing all these wonderful recipes with us. i love that the blog is so visual, makes it SO much easier to actually put things together. I was looking for some inspiration yesterday and found it here, i adapted one of your chicken recipes and it turned out so amazing my husband loved it! i dont often leave my comfort zone when it comes to cooking, and he sometimes feels like change is good, and in this case it definitely was! will definitely be looking forward to trying more of your recipes in future. take care, all the way from Cape Town South Africa - Rasheeqoh xoxo

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! Thank you so much for all your kind words and comment. So glad that my recipes have been inspiring you to try out new ones. :)

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  9. Salaams Faatimah, I just wanted to give you a huge thanks for all the recipes you've uploaded! Theyre absolutely wonderful and easy to cook. Your chicken lasagne recipe was the first ever thing I actually cooked in my life and the whole family loved it! Ever since then, I look forward to all the new recipes you post and Im so excited to make your cheese and onion quiches this week! Anyways, I hope that inshaAllah you are rewarded greatly for sharing all of these wonderful recipes, thankyou so much!

    P.S Please would you consider putting up a recipe for a tirimisu!

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam Humayra. Thank you so much for your comment and all your kind words. I'm so glad you've been enjoying my blog and recipes plus I'm hugely honoured that you chose my lasagne to be the first recipe you ever cooked. Really hope you enjoy the cheese and onion quiches - they're one of my favourites. I have a tiramisu recipe on the blog already. This is the link: http://thismuslimgirlbakes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/tiramisu-halal-and-egg-free.html

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  10. Recently discovered your website and really love it! Currently making your veg palao :) I moved away from home for school and now my whole apartment smells like home. JAK for sharing your amazing recipes!
    -Mariam

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    1. Really glad you're enjoying my blog, Mariam. Hope it can be of more help and comfort to you in your time away from home. :)

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  11. Your site looks amazing. I came across it whilst looking for a recipe for lamb keema that I could adapt to a vegetarian recipe using quorn mince. I can't wait to try out your recipes.

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    1. Hi Julie, thank you so much for all your kind words. Hope the quorn keema went well! :)

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  12. I want to say your recipe are amazing especially the Pakistani ones, my husbands family are from Pakistan and they are so impressed with my cooking thanks to you! A lot of the dishes I’ve cooked my husband had said this is like my mums! The blog is a definite go to for me as I haven’t found any recipe that come close to yours! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words! So glad you're enjoying my Pakistani recipes.

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  13. THIS IS THE BEST !!!!! I love your simple, straight forward steps to making the most delicious recipies ever!! I don't know what I'll do without this blog! Thank you ever so much! May Allah bless you for your amazing work! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words! Ameen to your lovely dua. :)

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  14. Hi dearest, I need spinach curry recipe from you. You are the only blogger I trust when doing Pakistanis cuisine. Recently I have tried aloo palak of your site, but would love to cook palak curry only, nice and thick as in the restaurant. Please post something🤗 I am looking forward to your update 🧐 😍
    Thank you Fatima!!

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    1. Thank you so much Poliana. I left a link for you in your other comment. Will try my best to post another spinach curry too.

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  15. Salaam Faatimah! So I've always longed to cook a nice lamb biryani for my family but the thought of doing it was just too daunting. Thanks to your amazing website, I finally felt I could do it. And I did. Everyone loved it - all thanks to your amazing work in creating such a beautiful website. I can't wait to explore more of your wonderful recipes. May the Almighty reward you abundantly for your dedication. Keep it up! Lots of love, Mara xxx

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! I'm so glad you enjoyed the lamb biryani. Thank you for all your kind words and ameen to your lovely dua. Much appreciated.

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  16. Assalamoalaikum Fatimah! I really love your blog. This is amazing. Keep up the good work. May Allah bless you x

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam! I'm so glad you like my blog. Thank you for kind words and ameen to your dua. It is much appreciated.

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  18. Dear Fatimah,
    As Salaam alaikum. My wife is a great cook. She has been cooking amazing stuff for Ramzan. With Ramzan in full swing, I decided to give her a rest for iftaar and prepared crispy pakoras using your recipe. Using a few additional items for the spice mix (Ajwain, dash of ginger/garlic, turmeric for slight colour), I managed to prepare delicious pakoras which the whole family enjoyed. We even send some in a plate to our neighbours to add to the community spirit. The crispiness of the Pakoras was amazing. Thank you for inspiring me to cook better. I liked the presentation of your blog with pictures demonstrating every step. Well done. You may have inspired us to start blogging about our recipes. :). May Allah bless you.
    This is the first time that we are commenting on a blog.

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    1. Wa alaikumus salaam. Love how you gave your wife a rest at Iftar - may Allah reward you. Your additions to the pakoras sound great. I'm so glad you've been enjoying my blog. Let me know if you do start your own blog. Would love to try some of your family recipes. Ameen to all your duas. Yay, I'm so honoured to be the first one that you're commenting on. Jazakallah khair for all your kind words and feedback. They mean a lot.

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  19. Love this website masha'Allah. I always knew I loved cooking and lately with the help of your website I have been trying new and delicuous foods. Thank you so much. May Allah fill your life with many beautiful blessing Ameen.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like my site. Ameen to your beautiful duas.

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  20. Searching for kheema Bhindi receipe for long. Got one posted by you really yummy and easy technique. Kudos for that.
    Do you have falooda kulfi receipe, looking for that also :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the keema. Yes, I have a falooda recipe on my blog. Search and you should fine it.

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  21. As-salaam u aleykum
    I just wanted to quickly mention how your recipes helped in my fist year of marriage. I was clueless when it came to cooking and having moved to London straight after the wedding reception 2 years ago,I was in trouble. My first dish was your chickpea pilau and till this day my husband loves it

    So just want to say thank you for all your hard work putting up these recipes. Alhamdulillah

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    1. Jazakallah khair for all your kind words, Uzma. I'm so glad my blog has been of so much use to you. :)

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  22. Asalaamulaikum Faatimah, I hope you're well.

    I just want to say thank you so much for sharing all your recipes! Your blog is my go-to and hasn't failed me once. I've been married for nearly a year and I hadn't ever cooked before getting married, in fact I just about knew how to do the dishes lol. I wanted to make dishes that I know my husband and in laws would enjoy, but wouldn't confuse me too much either as I had no knowledge of cooking. Alhamdulillah I now feel so confident being in the kitchen, I've become addicted to cooking and that's all thanks to you! My family actually request certain dishes now that come from your blog, such as the chicken fajitas which I'm making right now!
    Your carrot cupcakes are also a big hit in the house!!

    May Allah bless you immensely and put barakah in all that you do, In Sha Allah!

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    1. Assalamu alaikum Farheen, thank you so much for your kind words and message. I'm so glad that you and your family have been enjoying my recipes. Love hearing your feedback! :)

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  23. Hi Faatimah, what a find your blog is! I have cooked your lamb and potato curry for my family this evening. It is simply amazing. Thank you so much for your ideas, enthusiasm and step by step guides, as they make the process of following the method so simple. King Po Chicken next! Very best wishes to you.

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    1. Hi Kellie, thank you for your kind comment. I'm so glad you enjoyed the lamb potato curry as it's one of my personal favourites. :)

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  24. Hello! Several of my daughter's new best friends at college are Muslim. I'd like to bring a hummingbird birthday cake to all of them to enjoy for our daughter's birthday, and found your site while trying to make sure it wouldn't somehow be something that her friends couldn't eat. I'm thinking about making the one on the Southern Living website, which looks really similar to the one you mention on your site. Here's the link: https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/hummingbird-cake-recipe

    Would you mind letting me know if this would be okay to serve to her Muslim friends?

    Thank you for your amazing site -- I can't wait to try some of your other recipes!
    Elise

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    1. Hi Elise! Yes, the recipe you sent me looks absolutely fine. Everyone will love it! :)

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    2. Thank you SOOOOOOOO much! :)

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  25. Assalamualiakum Miss Fatima. I just waned to say I was going through google and came across your recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies. Just going through all the steps and guidelines and the picture tutorial. I just wanted to say keep up the humble awesome work. This is a good way and guide as to how people should teach us all how to cook for newbies and new people. I advise that if you have time please make video tutorials on Facebook and a Youtube page, and do all this as well. Stay safe and stay happy sister. Once again keep up the good work. A Muslim Brother from Karachi, Pakistan. (MJ)

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    1. Thank you so much for all your kind words and advice! Insha Allah, a YouTube channel is on its way.

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  26. I love your blog so much! The recipes are so easy to follow! Whenever my husband asks me to make a new dish i always turn to your blog for help and ideas lol may Allah bless you always you're doing a great job Masha'Allah x

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    1. Ameen! Thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm so honoured that you turn to my site for new ideas and inspiration.

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  27. Dear Fatima, thank you for your amazing recipes! We are a family of 6 & everything we ever make from you, always works out, regardless of any adaptions we make! In particular I loved the ricotta layer cake which is perfect for hot Australian summers, without butter & using coconut milk in it. Our children also enjoy the cake plain, without anything on it! I rely and trust your work, thank you!

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    1. Hi Nunzia, thank you so much for all your kind words and lovely feedback. I'm so glad that you've been enjoying so many of my recipes. :)

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  28. nice recipes and very informational ..1

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