Preparation time: 15mins Cooking time: 15 mins Serves: 4
Recipe Ingredients: 4 medium sized tomatoes 200g boiled potatoes 100g paneer (cottage cheese) 1 tbsp desi ghee (clarified butter) 1tsp finely chopped green chilies 1tsp finely chopped coriander leaves ½ tsp amchur powder (dry mango powder) ½ tsp black pepper powder 1tsp sendha namak ( rock salt)
Recipe Method: Cut off the top of the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds and pulp to get a cavity. Set aside. Grate the paneer and the boiled potatoes. Mix in all the other ingredients. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the mixture. Saute for 3-4 minutes stirring continuously. Cool the mixture and stuff in the tomatoes. Grill or bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree centigrade for 10mins. Alternatively you can shallow fry in 1tbsp till the tomatoes are cooked but firm.
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.