Recipe Ingredients: 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 2 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 garlic clove 1 (½-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger 1 cup sliced cabbage 1 table spoon soy sauce ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 tbsp bread crumbs 20 wanton wrapper 2 teaspoons sesame oil ½ teaspoon Asian chili sesame oil or other chili oil
For the Salsa Dip Tomatoes – 100 gms, chopped Garlic – 2 tsp, chopped Onions – 50 gms, chopped Tomato ketchup – 3 tbsp Green chillies – 1 tsp, chopped Salt – 1tsp Pepper – 1 tsp
Recipe Method: Combine cilantro, onions, garlic, and ginger in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add 1 cup cabbage, salt & pepper; pulse 10 times or until finely chopped. Add bread crumbs; pulse until combined. Place cabbage mixture in a medium bowl.
Moisten edge of wanton wrapper with water, working with 1 skin at a time (cover remaining skins to keep them from drying). Spoon about 1 tablespoon mixture into center of circle. Gather up edges of skin around filling; lightly squeeze skin to adhere to filling, leaving top of dumpling open. (If skins do not open enough to mixture, use the tip of a knife to separate dough and form pockets.) Repeat procedure with remaining skins and filling.
Place dumplings in a large bamboo steamer lined with parchment paper or cabbage leaves. Working in batches, steam for 9 minutes or until filling and wrappers are lightly firm. Combine oils, and drizzle over tops of dumplings.
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.