A take on Fish in Coconut Sauce from the south, made with reduced calories and fat, yet deliciously creamy in taste!
Recipe Ingredients: 300g Mackerel 2 tsp Rapeseed oil 1 tsp Mustard seeds 9-10 Fresh Curry leaves 1 tsp Urad dal (Split black gram) 1 tsp Chana dal (Split Bengal gram) 3-4 nos. Dried Red Chillies 1 tsp Turmeric powder 100g Onions (finely sliced) 100g Tomato (cut into juliennes) 300 ml low fat Coconut milk 1 tsp Lemon juice Seasoning Recipe Method: Heat oil in a kadhai (heavy bottomed pan) and add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds pop, add the curry leaves and both the dals. Fry until dals are golden in colour. Mix in the red chillies, turmeric and onion and saute until the onions are pink. Add the tomatoes and coconut milk and bring to a boil stirring continuously. Add the Mackerel and simmer until Mackerel is cooked through and the sauce has slightly thickened. Add lemon juice and remove from the heat. Season.
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.