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‘Please open a restaurant’: Indian contestant impresses MasterChef Australia judges with desi meal

"Can we come to your house please?" said one of the judges

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi |
May 14, 2021 4:40:22 pm
depinder chhibber, masterchef australiaDepinder served a typical desi platter to the judges on MasterChef Australia. (Source: depinder_/Instagram)

On MasterChef Australia, Indian home chef Depinder Chhibber left the judges impressed with the taste of desi food.

For one of the cooking rounds, Depinder made a platter of chhole (chickpea curry), cauliflower paratha, khadhai paneer, and a special pickle made with her grandmother’s recipe. “I’ve taken inspiration from the tiffin culture which is very popular in India,” she explained to the judges.


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On tasting the food, chef Jock Zonfrillo, a judge on the show, said, “You absolutely…nailed it. That’s what we wanted. It’s a complete meal…Your gran’s pickles, get me some of them in a jar.”

Depinder, who got emotional, talked about why the food was so special. She expressed, “This is the stuff that I grew up eating. This is like what you have at my house.”

To this, judge Melissa Leong responded, “Please open a restaurant and make this food.”

She added, “Can we come to your house please?”

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