Preparation time: 20 minutes + Marinating Time Cooking Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients:
1/2 kg Boneless fish cut into 1” cubes 2tbsp oil 2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp black mustard seeds ½ tsp fenugreek seeds ½ tsp nigella seeds 1 tsp garlic-ginger paste ½ tsp cumin seeds 2 chopped green chillies ½ tsp turmeric 1 tsp kashmiri mirch powder
1tsp mix veg pickle
tbs1/4 cup hung curd salt to taste Method:
On a medium hot tawa, broil the fennel, fenugreek, nigella and cumin seeds till lightly fragrant. Grind to a coarse powder. Mix together the hung curd, mustard oil, turmeric powder, garlic and ginger paste, powdered spices, red chili powder,salt, vinegar and mashed mixed veg pickle.
Marinate the fish cubes in the mixture for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
Arrange the marinated fish on skewers and grill in a hot tandoor or grill till cooked (approx. 10-12 minutes).
Serve with onion rings and lemon wedges.
Life always gives big opportunities in the form of small hints. The big move in Pankaj Bhadouria’s life came with a small step when she decided to leave her successful teaching career spanning over 16 years and enter India's 1st televised cookery reality show - MasterChef India on the leading GEC - Star Plus.
And as they say, fortune favours the brave, Pankaj went on to become a worthy winner and with it India's first ever MasterChef.
The comfort of the classroom gave way to the adulations, accolades and a host of achievements. Pankaj hosted her first cookery show - "Chef Pankaj ka Zayka" on Star Plus during Sep-Oct 2011 where she showcased her passion for cooking. The success of this daily show added another flavor to her sweet success.