2 tbsp thandaisyrup 10 gms agar-agar (china grass) 1 cup whole milk 2 tbsp sugar 1 cup whipped cream
½ tsp lemon juice
a few pistachios for garnish
Method Combine the agar-agar, 1/2 cup of water and milk in a deep pan and bring to boil, while stirring continuously. Add the sugar and thandai syrup, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously. Remove from the flame and strain the mixture using a sieve. Transfer the mixture into a steel bowl and place the bowl in a deep vessel filled with ice-cubes for 8 to 10 minutes or until the mixture cools and thickens. Whisk the mixture vigorously and continuously till it is in ice-cube vessel to avoid any lump formation. Add the beaten whipped cream and fold gently. Add the lemon juice and fold gently. Pour equal quantities of the mixture into 2 individual bowls / glasses and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or till the mousse sets. Garnish with pistachios and saffron and serve chilled
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.