Preparation time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients:
½ cup Semolina (Sooji)
1tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
1tsp Coriander powder
½tsp Red chili powder
½tsp Cumin powder
¼tsp Black pepper
½tsp raw Mango powder
Oil for frying
2tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
¼ cup yoghurt Recipe Method:
Mix the flour, semolina, carom seeds and salt together.
Add 2 tablespoon clarified butter and mix well. Add beaten yoghurt and warm water and knead into a stiff dough.
Shape the dough into a ball, roll the ball into a thick circle and cut them into squares.
Heat sufficient oil in a pan. Deep fry squares and remove when light brown in color and drain on kitchen paper.
Mix all the remaining spices. Add ½tbsp hot oil and mix well. Add the fried crisps and toss well. When cool, store in an airtight container.
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.