Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 16 Recipe Ingredients:
1½ cup Milk fudge (khoya)
¼ cup grated cottage cheese
¼tsp Soda bicarbonate
3tbsp Refined flour (maida)
¼tsp Green cardamom powder
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Water
Clarified butter (ghee) or refined oil to fry Recipe Method: Grate khoya and mash cottage cheese . Mix the two along with soda bicarbonate, refined flour, green cardamom powder and knead well together to make a soft dough. (If required, add a liitle water to make a soft dough). Divide into sixteen equal portions and shape into balls.
Prepare a sugar syrup with sugar and two cups of water. Clear the syrup by removing the scum, if any.
Heat ghee/oil in a pan. The oil should be enough to immerse the balls well. Add the balls and deep fry on low heat till golden brown in colour. Drain and set aside for 3-4 minutes. Soak in the hot sugar syrup for at least half an hour before serving.
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.