Batter fried Chicken legs served with stir fried vegetables in fried noodle basket and hot sauce
Preparation time: 30 min Cooking time: 20 min Serves:4 Recipe Ingredients: 400 g Noodles 4 Chicken legs 2 Eggs 2 tsp Corn flour ½ cup Maida 2 tsp Red chilli powder To taste Salt 1 tsp Pepper 1 tsp Whole red chillies 1 tsp White pepper 1 tsp Sugar 50 g Ginger 10-15 flakes Garlic 1 Onion 3 tsp Tomato puree 1 tsp Tomato ketchup 25 ml White vinegar 1 tsp Soya sauce A pinch Ajinomoto Oil (quantity) 20 ml Lemon juice 2 Carrots 1 Cauliflower 200 g Mushrooms ½ cup Peas 4 Spring onions Recipe Method: Clean chicken legs (Drumsticks) and make slits on four sides. Fill these slits with a paste of salt, red chilli powder, lemon juice and ½ tsp garlic paste and keep it aside. Mix egg whites with salt and water add flour and corn flour in the mix and take it to a lumpy consistency . Dip the chicken legs in this batter and deep fry to a golden colour. For Noodles: Boil the noodles and drain them. Heat oil in a shallow pan. Put a big 6'' ring and a 3'' ring in the centre to make the noodle basket. Put boiled noodles within the rings and fry to a golden colour turning it just once. For Stir fry: Chop vegetables in chunks and stir fry in 1 tsp hot oil. Season with salt, pepper and soya sauce. Finely chop ginger, garlic and onion. Heat oil and fry the ginger, garlic and onion. Make a paste of red chilies with vinegar. Add the paste to the oil, add tomato puree, salt, tomato ketchup, sugar and ½ cup water and bring to a boil. Make a paste of 1 tsp cornflour with ¼ cup water and add to the sauce. Simmer for 4-5 minutes and remove. To serve: Put the noodle ring on the plate. Fill the well with the stir fried vegetables. Pour the sauce on the inner circle of the fried noodle ring. Arrange the fried chicken legs in the well and garnish with chopped spring onions. 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.