Heat 1½ tbsp oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry to onion for 8-10 minutes until softened and browned. Add the garlic and cumin and cook for a minute.
Scoop out to tbsp of the onion mixture put into a bowl then return the pan to the heat. At the ground coriander and cook for 2 minutes more. Add 2 tbsp chickpeas to the bowl the reserved onion and put the rest in a food processor.
Add the onion from the pan to the food processor, pour over 100ml water and blitz until as smooth as possible. Season well, add lemon juice and blitz again. Spoon into a serving dish. Toss the reserved chickpeas and onion with a tomato. Spoon on top of the hummus.
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.