MasterChef Australia: The cooks fighting Indian curry cliches

Indian food doesn’t need introduction in most parts of the world. But the show’s Indian contestants have showcased the inexhaustible variety and range of flavours it offers.

“MasterChef Australia has taken the western world beyond “butter chicken and naan” to more and different Indian food and ingredient experiences,” Sandeep Pandit, who contested in Season 11, says.

Mr Pandit has taken ideas from all over India to create recipes that, although are rooted in tradition, come with a unique modern twang - the most famous being his lobster masala.

“I always knew that even if I cook one Indian dish in every round that I have, I’ll still never be able to showcase it all,” he says.