Recipe Ingredients: Mutton mince 500g Garlic 8 cloves Ginger 1" Split bengal gram 100g Pepper powder 1tsp Cloves 5 Black cardamom 2 Whole red chilies 5 Cinnamon 1" Garam masala 1tsp Dried Apricots 15 Almonds 15 Poppy seeds 5tbsp Roasted gram flour 50g Salt to taste Oil to deep fry Recipe Method: Slit the apricot and carefully remove the stone taking care not to brek the apricot.Soak the apricots and the almonds in warm water. Clean the mince meat. Scrape and chop the ginger. Wash the bengal gram dal well and drain out the water. Put the mince meat, ginger, garlic, dal, red chilies, pepper corns, black cardamom and cinnamon stick in a heavy bottom pan with ½ liter water and salt. Cover and cook till the dal is done. Uncover and cook till the water evaporates. Remove from fire and allow to cool. Grind to a fine paste leaving no grains in the paste at all. Mix in the garam masala, salt and the roasted gram flour. Divide the mixture into 15 parts. Peel the almonds. Place one almond inside an apricot. Take one part of the mince mix and stuff the stuffed apricot in the mince and shape into a firm ball. Make all 15 mince balls and roll in poppy seeds to cover well. Heat the oil and fry the goli kebabs in batches. Always add the goli kebabs in hot oil and then reduce the flame. Fry till the poppy seeds turn golden. Remove from fire and serve hot with mint chutney.
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.