Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: 10-15mins Serves: 4
Recipe Ingredients: 3 potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into finger shape (similar to French fries) 2 garlic cloves minced 1 tsp. red chili powder 2 tsp. tomato ketchup Salt to taste 1½ tbsp. oil
For Sauce: 1 tbsp. tomato ketchup 1 tsp. red chili sauce 2 tsp. vinegar 2 garlic cloves minced 1½ tbsp. honey ½ tbsp. oil 1 tsp. chopped spring onion greens for garnish
Combine potato fingers, corn flour, red chili powder, tomato sauce, garlic and salt and toss. Deep-fry the potato fingers to a golden brown shade. Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, add oil, and add the garlic and sauté on high flame for few seconds. Add the red chili sauce, tomato sauce and vinegar and combine. Add the fried potatoes and toss for a minute on medium-high flame. Add the honey and toss the contents till well combined. Turn off heat. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and garnish with spring onion greens or coriander leaves and combine.
If you would like to make this a vegetarian course, leave out the chicken and add more vegetables or tofu. The secret to making a good curry is to check that your spices are fresh and to cook them until they are aromatic and have lost their ‘raw’ taste.
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.