1 red onion, sliced
300g mutton mince
1 tsp garam masala powder
½ tsp rec chili powder
½ tsp cumin powder
1tsp garlic paste
1tsp ginger paste
100g dried red lentils (masoor dal)
700ml stock or water
handful coriander leaves
1tsp lemon juice
4 mini naans
Heat 1tbsp oil in a non-stick frying pan. Fry onion in the oil till lightly golden. Add the ginger garlic pastes and sauté for 2 minutes and add mince. Stir fry over a high heat for 2 minutes, breaking up the mince as you go. Stir in the red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder and lentils, pour in stock( or water), then fiercely simmer for 10 minutes. Cover and cook till the dal (lentils) is tender.
While the mince is cooking, dice the tomatoes and roughly chop the coriander, then mix together with the lemon juice in a small bowl. Put the naans briefly in a toaster to warm through, then pop one on each plate. Spoon a quarter of the mince over each naans, then top with a spoonful of the fresh tomato and coriander salad.
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.