Sesame Seed & Sweet Potato Rolls with Tangy Tomato Sauce and Star Anise Fried Rice.
Taste and health go hand in hand in this little used ingredient.
Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 40mins Serves: 4
Recipe Ingredients for Sesame Seed & Sweet Potato Rolls ½ kg sweet potatoes 3 tbsp ground cashews 3 tbsp ground sesame seeds 3 tbsp dried shredded coconut ¼ – ½ tsp cayenne/red chili pepper ½ tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp salt 3 tbsp roasted chickpea flour vegetable oil
Recipe Method Peel and cut sweet potato in chunks. boil water and cook until they are soft when pierced with a knife or fork. drain completely and mash until smooth. place in bowl and set aside. While that is cooking, measure out all the other remaining ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the mashed sweet potatoes and mix well. Wet your hands and shake off the water. Grab one portion of the mixture and form a thick roll. Set this aside on a very lightly oiled plate. In a large fry pan try to use nonstick ones, heat a very, very thin layer of oil on medium heat for 2 minutes. Lower the heat to medium low. Add the roll and remember it’s very fragile and while it holds together nicely, they can fall apart. Cook the roll till golden brown and forms a nice crust. Once cooked, remove the pan from heat and let them cool down before moving them. You will see they will firm up nicely once they have rested.
Recipe Method In a saucepan heat oil add onion garlic cook for 2 mins. Add chopped tomatoes cook till tomatoes are soft. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook for 2 mins till everything is incorporated. Check for seasoning and serve. Ingredients for Star Anise Fried Rice 2cups of cooked rice 1 Cup Chopped (assorted vegetables like red, yellow, green bell peppers, brocolli (blanched) babycorn, Green and yellow zucinni) 1 Tbsp chopped coriander 1 Tbsp chopped parsley 1 Tbsp Oil 1 Tsp salt 1Tsp pepper powder 1 Tsp Star Anise Powder 3 Pcs of Whole Star Anise 1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
Recipe Method In a pan heat oil add salt, pepper pwd, whole star anise. Add the vegetables and saute for a min. Add rice, soya sauce and toss with the vegetables for 2 mins. Garnish with Parsley and coriander and serve.
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.