A medley of vegetables cooked in Poppy seed paste - inspired by the classic 'Chorchori' of Bengal.
Recipe Ingredients: 37g Poppy seeds 2 Green chillies 2 Dry red chilies 50g Broccoli florets 50g Cauliflower florets 60g Aubergines 30g Courgette 30g Spinach 30g Green beans 40g Pumpkin 60 g Diced sweet potatoes 1 tsp Turmeric powder 1 tbsp Rapeseed oil 1 tsp Onion seeds 60ml Water Recipe Method: Soak the poppy seeds in a little water for half an hour and grind to a smooth paste with the green chillies. Cut the broad beans, aubergine and courgette into fingers. Chop broccoli, cauliflower, green beans and pumpkin into small pieces. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion seeds and red chillies. Saute for one minute or until the onion seeds turn fragrant. Add the turmeric powder and all the vegetables and saute? for another 4 minutes. Add the poppy seed paste, all vegetables and the water to the pan and cook over a medium heat until the water evaporates and the vegetables are cooked (keep covered).
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.