Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Recipe Ingredients:
1 cup Coconut powder
1 cup Khoya + 2tbsp
3 tbsp Cocoa powder
few drops lemon yellow color
few drops rose water
Cook 1 cup khoya in a heavy bottomed pan for 2-3 minutes till light pink in colour. Add the coconut powder, sugar and mix well. Remove from fire and mix the cocoa powder. Make a smooth dough. (you can add a few tsps. milk if the dough is too dry and a few tsps. Coconut powder if too wet). Smoothen out the remaining khoya and add the lemon yellow food color and few drops rose water. Shape the cocoa mixture into diyas. Press the rim of the diya on silver warq. Fill in with colored khoya mixture and place an almond as a flame.
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.