Preparation time: 30mins Cooking time:30 mins Serves:4 Recipe Ingredients: 700 Gms Mutton Mince with 25 % Fat Content. ½ Tbsp turmeric 6 Tbsps Soaked, Strained and Ground Kashmiri Red Chillies 3 Cloves 1 Stick Cinnamon 3 Big Black Cardamom 4-5 Small Green Cardamom 1 Tbsp Fried Shallot Paste 4 Tbsps Saffron Water 4 Tbsps Ghee Salt to taste Anise seed for garnishing Recipe Method: Mash the mince with a hammer or in a mixer and shape into balls. Boil in a pan with water enough to cover all the mince balls. Cook for 10 mins till the mince balls rise to the surface of the water. Add turmeric, chili paste, cloves, cinnamom, black and green cardamom, fried shallot paste and saffron water. Cook for 4-5 minutes till gravy thickens. Add salt to taste Heat ghee in a seperate pan, add to the mince gravy and close with a tight lid for 2 minutes. Garnish with anise seed and serve hot.
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.