Recipe Ingredients: Baby potatoes 500g Cumin seeds 1tsp Onion seeds ½ tsp Coriander seeds 1tsp Aniseed 1tsp Dry mango powder 1tsp Black pepper powder ½ tsp Chili flakes 1tsp Salt to taste Oil 3tbsp Recipe Method: Parboil the baby potatoes. Refresh in cold water and peel the potatoes. Dry roast the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, onion seeds and aniseeds till light brown in color. Grind to a fine powder. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the potatoes to the hot oil and toss well till all the potatoes are covered with oil. Reduce the flame and saute till the potatoes turn a golden color taking care to flip the potatoes occasionally. Mix the ground spices, dry mango powder, salt, and coriander powder well and add to the potatoes. Toss well to coat all the potatoes. Remove from fire. Garnish with chopped mint leaves 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.