Preparation time:20 mins. Cooking time: 40 mins. Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients: 500 gms Mutton keema Half a teaspoon of Red Chilli Powder ¼th teaspoon Cumin seeds ¼th teaspoon Black Pepper ¼th tablespoon big Cardamom seeds 10 Green cardamoms Pods ½ a tablespoon clove
2 tablespoon Chana Dal ½ tablespoon of sliced garlic ½ tablespoon of sliced ginger
½ cup oil Salt to taste For the Stuffing 1 large finely chopped onions
1tsp finely chopped green chilies
1tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
Recipe Method: Mix the keema with all other ingredients and boil for 30 minutes. Grind this mixture to a paste once it is cool. Make small lemon-sized balls of the mixture. Stuff the balls with half a tablespoon each of the cut onions, coriander and green chilies and shape into patties. Heat a tawa or gridle on medium heat. Add about 1tbsp oil to the tawa.
Shallow fry the patties on low to medium heat till crisp adding a little oil at a time to help crisp the patties better. Flip and crisp on the other side as well.
Serve hot with onion rings, green chutney and lemon wedge.
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.