Friday, July 10, 2020

Chef Sanjay Thumma

Darpan News Desk, 27 Jan, 2020

    YouTube calls Chef Sanjay Thumma the DNA of YouTube India. Chef Thumma also won the prestigious Gold Medal in All-India Competition for Culinary Arts for his delicious and innovative recipes.

    Sanjay Thumma, popularly known as Vahchef, is an admirable Indian chef and entrepreneur in culinary arts in Indian cooking. He graduated from one of the most prestigious hotel management colleges, the Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, in Hyderabad, India. He began his career working with the prestigious ITC Hotels at Delhi, Chennai, Agra, Baroda and Jaipur. As a chef in various 5-star hotels, he served many heads of nations at Delhi and later shifted base to Chicago in 1998, where he started his own restaurant Sizzle India. In a span of seven years, he went ahead expanding his chain of restaurants to four and later sold them. Thereafter he launched his own food website, namely, and moved back to Hyderabad.

    YouTube honoured him with the lifetime views in the YouTube channel tag which reached up to 100,040,546 views from 2008 to 2012. Now, his channel has over 700 million viewers. In fact, YouTube calls him the DNA of YouTube India. Chef Thumma also won the prestigious Gold Medal in All-India Competition for Culinary Arts for his delicious and innovative recipes. He has been a judge on many TV cooking shows and live events in India and abroad. He is the founder of Indiblaze Restaurants and successfully created a healthy fast service restaurant brand.

    Vahchef took initiative to drive the campaign “Be Fit Be Cool” under the leadership of AAPI – American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin, to educate children between the age group of four to eight years about healthy eating. He works voluntarily for a noble cause by helping people affected by natural calamities, donating to an orphanage, and education poor children.

    Recently, Vahchef has been assigned as a “Culinary Ambassador” for the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) India. He is a popular chef pan-India, especially amongst the foodies. His cooking shows are most admired in the USA, Canada, UAE and other countries overseas

    He has a vision to create a platform for talented young/new YouTubers. He has a mission of making Hyderabad a “Chefs City” by supporting and encouraging all talented, enthusiastic, and hardworking chefs to grow together.

    Chicken Tangdi Kebab

    Veggie Pops


    Ghughra Galette

    In the galette version, the pie crust is filled with a frangipane-like filling using the ingredients typically found in ghughra.

    Seero (Semolina Pudding)

    My version doesn’t have much sugar, so feel free to increase or decrease the amount of sugar to your liking.

    Diwali Delights by Hetal Vasavada 

    It wasn’t until Vasavada was an adult living in San Francisco that she realized how much she missed the Indian sweets of her childhood. 

    Berry Bhapa Doi

    Most of the sweetness comes from the berries, so feel free to play with the amount of sweetened condensed milk so that the sweetness level is to your liking.

    A Chef For All Seasons - Chef Ranveer Brar

    A Chef For All Seasons - Chef Ranveer Brar

    This Masterchef India (Season 4) co-judge is a professional food stylist and a television show host with successful food shows, namely, Breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, Homemade, Thank God It's Friday, Health Bhi Taste Bhi and a travel series, The Great Indian Rasoi.

    Daulat Ki Chaat (Saffron Mousse)


    Chef Gaurav Anand has been praised by numerous media outlets for the authenticity and innovation he brings to Indian cuisine.