500g fish (any firm white fish or salmon), cut into 4cm cubes For the marinade
8 Garlic cloves
50g Coriander leaves
2tbsp Lime juice
1tbsp grated Lime zest
1tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder
½tsp Cumin powder
1/2tbsp Garam masala
1 ½tsp salt
50ml Refined vegetable oil
1tbsp Gram flour
100g hung yoghurt For the Chutney:
100g coriander leaves
2 Green chilies
4 garlic cloves
2tbsp lemon juice
Onion rings Recipe Method:
Make a fine paste with half the oil, garlic, coriander, ginger, lime juice and zest, Kashmiri red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt.
Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the gram flour, stirring to make a paste, and cook for about 1 minute till fragrant and lightly coloured.
Add the mixture to the spice paste and combine with the yogurt. Mix well all t6he ingredients for the marinade.
Gently rub the marinade over the fish pieces and marinate for 1 hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 200˚C. Spread out the marinated fish in a baking dish. Cook for 10-15 minutes on the top rack turning the fish pieces once. Baste once or twice during cooking.
For the Chutney:
Make a fine paste of all the ingredients in the blender.
Serve hot fish with chutney and onion rings.
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.