Thursday, October 10, 2013

Invitations to write Guest Post

Hello and a very warm welcome to our fellow food bloggers. We would like to invite you all to write a Guest Post for Hobby Chef.

There are few instructions we would like to mention so that no confusion occurs later on.

  1. Any food blogger can send us a post to publish on Hobby Chef and if it meets our requirement we will be happy to publish it along with a short introduction of the blogger with a link to their blog at the end of each post.
  2. We would publish posts related only to cooking tutorials and food product reviews.
  3. The guest bloggers can put the same post on their own blogs also with a link back to Hobby Chef (if they wish to).
  4. We would accept posts from only good bloggers and not from commercial websites, SEO companies looking for links, or blogs made solely for affiliate links.
  5. Please do not submit posts copied from the internet. If found so we won’t be able to publish the same.
  6. Last but not the least all the posts will be subjected to moderates approval.
  7. You can send your entries at

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments below and I will be more than happy to answer them. Best of Luck and Happy Blogging!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Turn your Hobby into Income

Hello and welcome everyone. Hobby Chef recently completed its 2nd Anniversary and we want to thank all the wonderful people out there who have supported me and also acted as critics at times. On this occasion, we would like to invite all the creative people out there to contribute to our blog as writers. It is also an opportunity to earn some money from your love for food and cooking.

If you have read this far, then must be thinking How to get started? Here is what I need from you to get you started:

  • Some creativity  
  • A Food Product to review
  • A Cooking Gadget Review
  • A Restaurant or food Joint to review.

Basically the idea is to write up a blog article which can be either food product, gadget or a restaurant/food joint that you have personally experienced  and like to share your reviews with the fellow readers. It could also be an interesting article where food it the focus. Simple isn’t it? Yes, but there are few rules to the game


  • We will pay Rs. 200 per article/review to Indian Residents and USD 5 per article/review (through paypal) to non-Indian residents.
  • Payments will be made every week on Monday. For eg. if you have written 2 articles in the last week that ended on Sunday Rs400 or $10 will be credited to your account.


  1. The article should throw light on into following points “Packing of the product, Cost, Shelf Life, Availability, Ingredients, Moment of Truth – Pros & Cons, Conclusion, Hobby Chef Ratings, Link to purchase it online if possible and Company’s Website.”
  2. The article should be of minimum 300 words.
  3. It should have at least 3 Pictures.
  4. Products with National and International reach will be our priority.
  1. The article should through light on the following points Packing of the product, Pricing, Usage, Availability, Material of the Product Like Non-Stick,Plastic etc., Moment of Truth – Pros & Cons, Conclusion, Hobby Chef Ratings, Link to purchase online if possible and Company’s Website.”
  2. The article should be of minimum 300 words.
  3. It should have at least 3 Pictures.
  4. Products with National and International reach will be our priority.
  1. Article should have “story, information on  budget, location, cuisine,  ambience, and dishes that writer has tried, Pros and cons and the conclusion” sections.
  2. The article should be of minimum 300 words.
  3. Writes must have tried at least 4 Dishes from the joint.
  4. Article should have minimum 5 pictures( 3 for the dishes and 2 for ambience).
  1. Avoid writing articles in SMS language and use proper English where ever possible(u, f9, 2mrw).
  2. You may refer English ingredients with their commonly used Hindi names for eg. Saffron (Kesar) etc.
  3. Pictures should be clear and self explanatory.
  4. Before writing any article please go to search option and see if the same article is already published, if yes then we will not accept the same, still if you have to add something to that you can always mention it in comments below.



  1. Payment will me made through paypal for the writers residing out of India.
  2. Hobby Chef will own the copyrights of the article and the images that you post to us so you are bound not to reproduce or re-sell the article in any form either online or offline.
  3. Please do not send us copied articles from the net, if found doing so we will not post the articles later on.
  4. Articles will be reviewed and  edited if and when required.
  5. Hobby Chef will have all the rights to decide whether the article should be published or not.
  6. If you are a blogger yourself then we would like you to write a Guest Post for us.

Send your articles at along with the following details:-

Account Holder’s Name:
Account Number:
Bank Name:
IFSC Code:
Scanned Photo ID:

Paypal ID: In case of writers residing out of India.

 Frequently asked questions ( FAQs)

  • I don’t have a Indian bank account, can I give account details of someone else? No, you cannot. In order to write on Hobby Chef, you should have your own Indian bank account.
  • I did not click pictures demonstrating the steps of recipe will that be published? No, as we want to keep all the posts in a standard format we won’t be able to publish the post.

Feel free to ask anymore questions in the comments below and I will be more than happy to answer them. Best of Luck and Happy Blogging!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Moments to cherish “Falooda Mix”

This is the first ever PRODUCT REVIEW post from me.. I love make up so I keep surfing makeup blogs and videos.. there ppl post reviews about the makeup products available in  market.. so I thought why don’t I do the same with food products….

We went for the normal grocery shopping (which I just loooovvvee doing) and Vikas saw this ready mix pack of Falooda… there were 2-3 flavours in it but we chose rose flavour to try…

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So presenting you the demo and review of the product…


It comes in a transparent see through pack therefore the content can be seen without even opening the pack…

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Rs. 65 for 200 gms.


Sugar, Vermicelli, Dextrose edible Maize starch, Sabja seeds, Cashew nuts & Raisins…

For more details see the pic below…

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  • Boil 1 ltr milk with one  glass water.

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  • Add 200 gms of ready-mix falooda pack.

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  • Boil for 10 – 15 mins till the mixture becomes thick…

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  • Serve chilled preferably with Ice – Cream…

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  • PROS:-
  1. Easy to make as you just have to mix pack in milk and boil.
  2. Pocket friendly.
  3. Available in many flvours.
  4. Flavour wasn’t artificial.
  • CONS:-
  1. Taste was too sweet for me.
  2. Can be easily make without ready mix just boil vermicelli, sugar in milk add flavours of your choice… one can add sugar as per taste.
  3. Contains preservatives…


One can definitely try this if in hurry and likes there desserts a bit more sweeter… and yes its easy to make so ppl who are not interested in cooking much and make lovely dessert by serving it with ice-cream….

Monday, February 18, 2013

Malai Soya Chaap

Just while window shopping in Modern Bazaar in DLF Phase 1 Gurgaon I saw these lovely chaaps and bought li’l quantity to try out first… yes there are n number of ways to prepare this awesome thing but I choose to make malai chaap as earlier I bought fresh cream to make sour cream so thought  that can be used in this preparation as well…  and the result was quiet gud..

This quantity will serve 2 ppl…



Soya Chaap: 250 gms or 5 pieces
Onion: 1 Small
Tomato: 2 Small
Oil: 2-3 Tbsp
Butter: 1 Tsp
Cumin Seeds: a pinch
Cashew nuts: 4-5
Sugar: 2 Tsp
Salt: To Taste
Red chilly pwder: To Taste
Coriander Powder: 1 Tbsp
Garam Masala: 1/4 Tsp
Aamchur(Dry mango pwder): 1/4 Tsp
Kasoori Methi(Dry fenugreek Leaves): 1 Tbsp
Water: 1 – 1 1/2 Cup
Fresh Cream: 2-3 Tbsp



  • Soak soya chaaps in hot slated water for 10-15 mins…
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  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds once it crackles add roughly chopped onions and cook till light brown.
  • Then add cashew nuts and fry along with onions 2-3 mins..
  • Add roughly chopped tomatoes mix well then add all the spices & cook till oil separates..
  • Let it cool down first then grind it to a fine paste…
  • Heat butter in a pan and add the ground paste, water & sugar…
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  • Cook it for 15 mins or till the bubbles on the sauce turns into oil droplets…
  • Add soya chaaps…
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  • Cook for another 7-8 mins till soya chaaps absorbs all the flavours of gravy..
  • Switch off the flame let it cool down little bit then add cream & cook again for 2-3 mins..
  • Serve hot with Roti, Naan or Paranthas…. 
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