Saturday, May 31, 2014

Watermelon Twist

by Rimple

Hello friends how are you doing this summer?? Well, for me this is the most hectic part of the year as the kids are having their Summer Breaks!!!! So I feel there’s really nothing good about summers except for Mangoes and Watermelons and to beat this heat I tried this “Watermelon” Juice with a simple twist, and the twist was my juicer.

I have this manual citrus juicer in my kitchen to make orange and pomegranate juice, so one day I thought of making watermelon juice using this juicer and the experiment was quite a success, as the juice had a kind of thick texture and taste  which was different from the electric juicers. I recommend you to  buy this juicer for yourself as it’s very easy and convenient to use and its also it’s very easily available in the market. Given pic of the juicer below in the post do have a look.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Crispy Corn

by Neetu

Finally she took her steps on her own, yes am talking about my daughter, she walked without any support yesterday and I was on top of the world!!!! Obviously that called for a celebration, most of the time we go to Pirates of Grill for an outing and I love their CRISPY CORN, but as I am here in my home town these days I thought of trying it myself and it came out quite well. It’s a quick snack/starter and can be made very easily.

I have given a yummy serving suggestion at the end of the post do have a look.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Conversion Tables

by Khusboo

A big hello to everyone out there, I was a silent reader of hobbychef and when I saw more and more people are participating here to express their love for food in one or the other way, so I definitely would not want to be left behind in the celebrations. I want to make a collection of conversion tables/charts related to cooking/baking here, which will make your task much easier in the kitchen, to start with I am posting two tables and will add on in the same post whenever I find something interesting.


In many recipes we get temperature mentioned in Fahrenheit, but our ovens are set according to temperature in degree Celsius, so this conversion table will give you in quick conversion from Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice a versa.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Amritsari Fish

by Arvind

Hello everyone, hope you guys are doing well and also hope that you liked the recipe for Spicy Fish Fry in my last post so, continuing with the same trend I am posting here yet another lip smacking fish preparation Amritsri Fish do try it in your kitchen and pour for feedback and comments below, eagerly waiting..

Also one more thing, I got so much involved in the process of cooking that I forgot to click pictures in between but next time will do it for sure.

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Homemade Tahini Paste

by Neetu

I haven’t posted anything in the last few days, not that I am being lazy or something, it’s just my daughter is not keeping well theses days and you know when kids are not well, they wants to be with the mum all the time, so was stressed out a bit and of course the best stress buster for me is cooking.

I quite like Lebanese food but haven’t made it enough in my kitchen so now I thought of gaining some expertise in this cuisine and to start with I made this Tahini Paste which is the main ingredient in most of Lebanese dishes. One important thing I should mention here is this one is the recipe for TAHINI PASTE not TAHINI SAUCE.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Spicy Fish Fry with Curry Leaves

by Arvind

Hello readers this is my first post on hobbychef and I wanted to start with a Non-Veg dish as it has not been posted till now. I enjoy cooking a lot, but truly believe that cooking veg food is such a waste of time, I know all you non-veg. lovers will agree with me. So, here’s a yummy fish fry recipe for you, hope you guyzz will like it.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Chilly-Garlic Noodles(Chow mien)/Review Fun Foods Momo Dip

by Aman

Hello everyone, hope you guys liked my last post Perfectly Boiled Noodles (You can find the link here) so continuing with that I will post a recipe for chilly garlic chow mien today using the same boiled noodles. In the display pic below I have not covered  the dish with any kind of garnished  so the that one see the texture of noodles properly.

Used FUNFOODS Garlic Chilli MOMO DIP in the recipe and there a mini review at the end of the post.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Perfectly Boiled Noodles/Review Tops Noodles

by Aman

Hello everyone this is a recipe-cum-review post from me today. “Noodles” not just kids, but everyone love them, but we always wonder why it doesn’t taste the same when it’s cooked at home as it tastes in those Chinese restaurants,  well if you follow the recipe/instructions  given in the post today I don’t think you will think the same ever after.

The first and the important step is obviously boiling noodles and most of the times mistake happens at this step itself which ruins the whole dish. Here is a step-by-step instruction manual on how to perfectly boil noodles.

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I have used Tops Plain Noodles for this recipe and there is a mini review at the end of the post.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Kadhai Veg. Pulao/Rice

by Neetu

When I made this lovely Kadhai Masala (you can find the recipe here) one thing I was very sure of, that I won’t make usual kadhai paneer, kadhai mushroom or anything like that using this spice mix. So, I thought of this pulao recipe and trust me guyzzz you have to try it, for my sake, pleaseeeee… It came out really well and was kind of a quicker version of veg Biryani, infact I thought I will use this spice mix in other Biryani preparations as well.

Well, I got so hungry in the process of cooking that couldn’t do the final garnish really well, so don’t be disappointed with the recipe pic, it tastes awesome!!!!

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Baking In Microwave

I have not posted anything since last two days as the internet speed is so  slow and the worst part is I can’t do anything about it but wait. I know Saaaddd..

Well, talking about today’s post now, I had this super misconception for long that cakes are best baked in an OTG, but damm, I was so wrong, Microwave convection mode is not just good, but the best to bake any cake, the only thing is one has to operate the appliance properly. So, in this post I will mention step-by-step tutorial on how to use the convection mode of Microwave for baking. Hope it will be useful for my readers.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kadhai Masala (Spice Mix)

Kadhai Masala is the basis of all kadhai preparations and this masala can be made and stored in containers for future use, but obviously nothing better than using freshly ground masala in your recipes. There has been already a lot of stuff said and written on these Kadhai (Indian Wok) dishes so I  really won’t spend much of the time writing anything more about it, plain simple post of the day. Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Knorr Chinese Schezuan

By Neetu

“Time is money” is the most commonly used term these days, but in our kitchen its not just about time its about taste as well, therefore there are many food products available in the market which saves the time you spend in the kitchen and enhances the taste and flavour of the dish , but are all of them worth buying is the big question. Well, I don’t know about all of them, but today I will be reviewing one such product which is Knorr Chinese.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Cauliflower(Gobhi) Manchurian in Knorr Chinese Schezuan Sauce

First of all a big thanks to you Richa for treating us with this yummy dish and also for telling the recipe, it came out really well.

In my last post Making HALF a Recipe I mentioned about the Knorr Chinese Packs and I have used schezuan  sauce in this recipe, but will post the review in my next post as it’s already quite lengthy to read.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Making HALF a Recipe

This is a super quick post from me today. I really liked it when saw on net as most of the time I make half the quantity of any recipe because it’s just  me and my husband who has  to eat and if it doesn’t come out good the wastage is also less. Yeah! That happens so nothing to be ashamed of.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mexican Corn & Bean Salad

by Neetu

In my last post I mentioned about this salad which I served with Cornito Nacho Crisps and today I will post the recipe. I tired my level best to post it by yesterday itself  but my one year old baby doll is turning a monster day by day and its very difficult to leave her alone and do any work. I think all the mothers out there can understand what I mean, Right???

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cornitos Nacho Crisps

Ever since I have tasted these nachos at PVR Cinemas am a super duper fan of it. I have tried so many brands, flavors available in market and have also made them at home see this for the homemade nachos recipe.

Today I will be reviewing two flavors of Cornitos naming Cheese and Herbs and Sizzling Jalapenos. Served them with Mexican Corn and Bean Salad, will post the recipe in my next post.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Veg. Poha with Maggi Masala Magic

Yup this is a breakfast dish but I had it for my dinner last night and the leftover for b/f .  Had it few times before with Nikki Bhaiya n Mansi (my BIL & Co-sis), so this one is for you guyzzz, miss you so much… thanks for being there for me in all my difficult times.. love yaaaaa…

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

LAY’S Thai Sweet Chilly Flavor

Potato wafers/chips is something that can be enjoyed at any moment (“Pal” not as in friend) of the day therefore I think they completely justify themselves when they say “Pal Banaye Magical” Lay’s.

Today I will review a new flavor of lay’s potato chips which is being advertised a lot on tv these days “Thai Sweet Chilly”