Rick Stein describes his incredible time in India on MasterChef Australia

MasterChef Australia has always represented the best of Indian cuisines with incredible ease and season 14, streaming now on Disney+ Hotstar is no different. From the short but memorable journey of season 10 winner Sashi Cheliah to Sarah Todd who is still going strong, the MasterChef kitchen continues to see its fair share of Indian food this season. But the love for India and its dynamic dishes does not stop at the contestants. Judges and guest judges have often shared a fondness for Indian delicacies. While Judge Jock Zonfrillo professed his love for the country and its food by cooking his favourite Indian meal - butter chicken with naan, legendary chef and guest judge Rick Stein transported viewers back to India with his famous fish curry from Tamil Nadu. 

In the elimination round titled Rick Stein’s All-In Postcard Elimination, Stein shared fascinating insights about India along with cooking the Madras fish curry and rice. “I think India is such an enormous experience.” He went on to say, “When you’re involved in the cuisine of a country, it’s incredibly immersive and you’re sort of like, there, and you’re feeling everything.” 

We were just travelling down the coast of Tamil Nadu. We got to this beach, went into this restaurant and I just said to the guy, ‘Have you got any fish on?’. He came out with a platter of lobster, kingfish and what he called a white snapper, all dead fresh. So I just said, ‘Well what do you recommend?’ and he said, ‘Well, we’ll make this fish curry for you,” he added while talking about the flavours of Southern India

Stein is one of the original celebrity chefs, and with 12 restaurants to his name, on top of the 22 cookbooks he’s written, he’s a force to be reckoned with.  His love for India also made him host an enormous TV show called Rick Stein’s India where he explored its many cultures and cuisines in depth. 

The season has entered the final week of its intense culinary show with six finalists showcasing their best of delicacies. Sarah Todd, Julie Goodwin, Billie McKay, Keyma Vasquez Montero, Daniel Lamble and Alvin Quah are set to battle against each other to win the prestigious title and trophy. 

~Tune into Disney+ Hotstar to watch the contestants of MasterChef Australia Season 14 whip up some delicious dishes as they battle it out for the top spot~


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