Preparation time: 15mins Cooking time: 45mins Serves: Makes 12
Recipe Ingredients :
onion 1 small, finely chopped
Garlic 2 cloves, crushed
Ginger a small chunk, grated
Cooking oil spray
Curry powder 3 tsp, mixed with 1 tsp mustard seeds
Potatoes 250g, peeled and diced small
Green beans 75g fine, cut into ¾ cm lengths
Frozen peas 50g
Filo pastry 4 sheets or 12Samosa Pattis
The onion, garlic and ginger in a spray of oil for 3 minutes then stir in the curry powder and mustard seeds. Add the potatoes and beans with 400ml water. Cook for 20 minutes until veg. is soft and liquid evaporated. Add the peas for the last 5 minutes. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6.
Spray a sheet of filo pastry with oil then cut into three strips. Put 2 tbsp of mix at the top of a strip and fold over itself into a triangle. Continue folding down the length of the pastry to make a samosa shape. Put on a non-stick baking tray. Repeat with rest of pastry and filling. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
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.