Preparation time:20 mins Cooking time:40 mins Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: 4 cups grated bottle gourd (lauki/ doodhi/ghia) 1 cup milk 2cup sugar ½ cup desi ghee ( clarified butter) 1tbsp kishmish (raisins) 1tsp magaz ( melon seeds)
Recipe Method: In a heavy bottom pan, bring the grated bottle gourd and milk to a boil. Reduce the flame and cook till almost done. Add the sugar and the ghee and cook further till the ghee leaves the side of the pan. While cooking, keep stirring continuously to avoid burning. Add the kishmish and chirojee and mix well. Can be served hot and cold.
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.