“MasterChef (Australia) taught me humility in cooking,” says celebrity chef Sandeep Pandit, who participated in the 11th season of the internationally beloved reality cooking show, “Heading into the show, I was super confident about my ability and knowledge, but when I reached there, I realised how much more there is to learn about world cuisine.”
Pandit counts getting one of the famed aprons on the reality show as one of his fondest food memories and says cooking is spiritual to him. “I believe that if I treat food and produce with respect and positive energy, I’m passing that energy to whoever is eating my food. For me, cooking is my way of showing my gratitude to God, the universe, and nature.”
The chef, who is known for his barbeque recipes, recently launched his own line of spices called ‘The Spice Angel’ and has been travelling across Goa and Mumbai wowing people with his take on the Australian BBQ.
So what is the key to a successful barbeque? “Patience!,” he says, “You cannot rush food on a bbq. It takes time to cook on it and if the food is rushed, it remains uncooked or burns.”
Along with his hard-learned kitchen hack (“Seasoning in stages. Whenever you season a dish with salt, you should always do it in stages!”), Pandit also shared the recipe for his ‘Tandoor Style Lamb Chops’ and his go-to ‘Tandoor marinade’ that you can try the next time you host a barbeque…