Recipe Ingredients: 1kg/2lb 4oz potatoes, unpeeled and cut into cubes 25g/1oz butter ½ cabbage, shredded 1 onion, thinly sliced 100ml/3½fl oz low-sodium vegetable stock 175g/6oz ham shredded baked beans and your favorite sauce, to serve Recipe Method:
Cooking time: the potatoes in a large pan of salted water until tender, drain, then allow to steam dry for about 3 mins.
Meanwhile, melt half the butter in a large non-stick frying pan, then throw in the cabbage and onion and fry for 2 mins. Add the stock and Cooking time: for 5 mins more until the veg is starting to soften. Stir in the ham and potatoes and push down in the pan to flatten slightly. Cooking time: for 8 mins until the base is golden and crisp.
Heat the grill. Dot the remaining butter on top of the hash, then flash under the grill until golden and crisp. Serve with baked beans and brown sauce or ketchup, if you like.
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.