Author Archives: SJ

Hi... I'm SJ! Not a professional chef or anything even related to that... It's just my passion to learn more n more in the kitchen!!! Love adapting recipes, mixing 'SJ Element' into it and taking it to a new level I'm a big-time food lover, but a break in professional career made me dig into culinary world much more than before! And I enjoyed this process of self-migration from being "Food Lover" to "Food Blogger"

Malai Rajma

How much I love North-Indian gravies!!! I have tasted at many restaurants, specifically dhabas before and then tried making them at home. You can mark Rajma or Chhole to be their staple-food forever, but making 10 different finger-licking good dishes using Rajma is an art in itself 🙂 . I’m on a marathon to try […]

Beetroot Dip

I’m sure this is something that any girl would love to eat – ‘Beetroot Dip’ 🙂 Lovely pink color of beetroot and smooth silky texture of yogurt make a perfect combo for a healthy and delicious dip for any warm/hot appetizer 🙂 Beetroot Dip preparation Strain curd using muslin cloth to get silky texture. Add […]

Chocolate Almond Cookies

Are you a chocolate lover? Errrr…  Lemme reformulate my question! Do you love nuts as well as chocolates??!!! ‘Chocolate Almond Cookies’ sound the perfect one for you 🙂 Crisp from outside, melt-in-mouth cookies are worth trying once… Kids definitely will love having them for on-the-go bites 😉 Chocolate Almond Cookies Preparation Sieve maida, baking powder, […]

Moong Dal Pancakes

Who says pancakes are major entity on breakfast platter only? Have you ever tried making this protein-rich ‘Moong Dal Pancakes’ for an evening snack to make your tea-time wonderful??!!! If not, try it out now… Preparation Soak moong dal and urad dal together in plenty of water for 4-5 hours. Drain excess water out of […]

Paneer Subz Bahar

A colorful looking, quick-to-make dish with medley of all seasonal vegetables n kids-friendly paneer!!! ‘Paneer Subz Bahar’ is something I always make when I’m tired to cook anything else on lazy weekday nights.  Higher in nutritional value and super-delicious North-Indian delicacy is always on top of my list of favorites 🙂 Paneer Subz Bahar preparation […]

Leafy Paratha

I always try making a different type of paratha as making Rotis every-time sounds a little boring to me 😛  This time I tried creating a medley of my favorite greens in form of leafy paratha !!! Believe me, its aroma was so wonderful and taste… huh, simply superb 🙂 Leafy paratha is a balanced meal with […]

Italian Almond Biscottis

Almond biscotti are great side dish or dipper in coffee, tea or milk. Some people love to enjoy them by itself as a quick snack. Biscotti are snacks with Italian origin. They are twice-baked biscuits which are oblong-shaped, made dry and crunchy through cutting the loaf of dough while still hot and fresh from baking in the oven. As […]

Grilled Pineapple

“Grilled Pineapple” – Spicy slices of Pineapple on grill!!! I had pineapple many times in baked dishes, fresh juices and ice creams! Even I had ‘brown sugar n cinnamon’ flavored baked slices in dessert sizzler too, but never got to try this one before!!! Beautifully grilled slices of pineapple has an extra kick with smoked […]

Aloo Chaat

Aloo chaat (savory potato snack) is a popular street food item in North India. It is prepared by frying potatoes in oil and adding spices and with chutney. If you want to bring a quick variety of North-Indian street-food, try making this Aloo Chaat (Delhi Style) at home. Add a mouth-watering and simple to make chaat dish in your list!!! Aloo chaat preparation […]

Peanut Butter Cookies

Crunchy, Buttery, Sweet-n-Savory… All in one!!! It’s time to grab this delicious “Peanut Butter Cookies” with your cuppa tea 🙂 Little history A peanut butter cookie is a type of cookie that is distinguished with peanut butter as the principal ingredient. It is originated in the United States dating back to the early 1910s. It is Pillsbury, one of the large flour producers, popularized […]

Grilled Corn Salad

Corn is a popular item to grill anytime!!! And specially, you can’t have anything better than this to munch while enjoying rain-drops… You can grill corn seeds or corn on the cob directly, even delicious once you apply butter n herbs over it! Sounds yummy!!! Grilled Corn Salad Preparation Peel off the layers of corn-cobs properly. […]

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Colorful veggies with very mild spices, awesome aroma and that too with smoky flavors!!! Nothing can beat this slow-oven-roasted dish… Include it in your breakfast plate or have it as a side or munch it as appetizer!!! It will make you oven-roast pretty often… 🙂 Preparation Parboil (75%-80% boiled) broccoli florets,carrots, potatoes and green beans […]

Mini Mushroom Toast

Aren’t you bored of appetizers like kebabs and tikkis??!!! Try out these cheesy mushroom toasts to have it on starter plate, which are very much kids-friendly too 🙂 Mini Mushroom Toast prepartion Take some water in a bowl and add dry yeast with sugar. Set aside for 5-6 mins. In another bowl, take maida and […]

Paneer Tikka Masala

A ‘Paneer Delicacy’ that rules North-Indian cuisine for a long time – “Paneer Tikka Masala”! Soft paneer pieces, first marinated with Tandoori Spices and then served in a brown gravy, is definitely a great dhaba-style dish! 🙂 Preparation of Paneer Tikka Masala Cut paneer into square pieces as shown in image. Coat paneer cubes well with […]

Chilli Paneer

Chilli Paneer is a very popular Indo-Chinese dish, prepared using fresh paneer cubes with capsicums-onions and stir-fried using chinese spices 🙂 Great to serve as an appetizer or works really well as a part of Chinese Sizzler!!! Chilli paneer preparation Cut paneer into big cubes and keep in lukewarm water for a while to soften them. […]

Italian Garlic Pasta

Anything that comes with garlicky flavor works great to me. Here is a very famous, easy and authentic Italian dish – “Garlic Pasta” for all those who love garlic and pasta separately, but haven’t tried them in a combo. There are many ways to prepare this pasta sauce, but it is kept simple to be […]

Panchmel Dal

One of the staple foods in Rajasthan is “Panchmel Dal”, a lentil preparation that can be served with thick bhakhri, a plate of steamed rice or as a part of very famous Dal-Baati 🙂 Preparation of Panchmel dal Wash all dals together in a big bowl and soak them in plenty of water for around […]