Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 15 minutes Serves: 3-4 Recipe Ingredients:
½ cup Makhana
50 gm Cashewnuts paste
2 tsps. Ginger paste
1 tsp. Ginger, julienned
½ tsp. black pepper powder
50 gm beaten curd
2 tsps. Garam Masala powder (vrat special)
Salt according to taste
For the Garnish
3-4 Cashewnuts, fried
2 tsps Coriander leaves, chopped
Heat oil, add ginger paste and 2tbsp water.
Cook for few minutes, add cashewnuts paste and cook fot a few minutes. Add the beaten curds and a cup of water. Cook further for 5 minutes.
Deep fry the lotus seeds and soak in 1 cup water.
Add in the gravy.
Finish with fresh cream, ginger juliennes and a sprinkling of the garam masala.
Serve hot garnished with fried cashewnuts and chopped coriander leaves.
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.