Preparation time: 30minutes Cooking time 6-7 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients:
1/3 cup light soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
350g firm tofu, cut into cubes
2tbsp soya oil
1 cup broccoli florets
1 carrot, peeled, cut into ribbons
1 cup baby corn cut into 1” slices
6-7 button mushrooms
1tsp toasted sesame seeds
salt to taste
pepper to taste Recipe Method:
Mix soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Marinate the tofu, babycorn, broccoli, mushroom halves in the marinade for 10 minutes.
Remove tofu and vegetables from marinade, reserving marinade. Heat 1tbsp oil in a large, nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add tofu. Cook, turning, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a bowl.
Heat 1tbsp oil in another pan and toss the broccoli, mushrooms, and baby corn for a minute till lightly colored.
Add reserved marinade and carrot to tofu. Toss to combine. Sprinkle sesame seeds and serve.
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.