From curries to tikkas: Here's how Masterchef Australia contestant Depinder Chhibber is winning hearts with Indian flavours

Born in New Delhi, the Masterchef Australia contestant moved to Newcastle at the age of 11 and is now based in Sydney with her husband Gurkirat. The home chef is a master of both sweet and savoury. Drawing inspiration from her grandma’s age-old recipes, she desires to open a desi food kitchen in a foreign state soon.

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Who doesn't love to relish the authentic Indian dishes packed with flavours? If curries, parathas and desi tadka courses are your favourite then you cannot Depinder Chhibber’s journey on the latest season of MasterChef Australia! She is setting new benchmarks in the competition with her amazing delicacies leaving judges wanting for more. From curries, tandoori chicken, lassi, ghevar, tikkas to new inventions Depinder has certainly mastered it all.

Born in New Delhi, the Masterchef Australia contestant moved to Newcastle at the age of 11 and is now based in Sydney with her husband Gurkirat. The home chef is a master of both sweet and savoury. Drawing inspiration from her grandma’s age-old recipes, she desires to open a desi food kitchen in a foreign state soon.

Her first cook on the show was the traditional Rajasthani dessert called Ghevar. She gave it a twist by adding a hint of carrot sorbet. It's her signature dish now!

She then blew judges minds by cooking an absolutely smashing course of Chicken Biryani served with a Coriander and Mint Chutney, and Pickled Onions.

Next, the participant played to her strengths and prepared a mouth-watering South Indian Chicken Curry meal with Tamarind Sweet Chutney, Cumin Rice and fried pakoras.

Taking inspiration from India's tiffin culture, Depinder made her version of a Bento box which was an absolute winner. Her bento box included dishes like Chhole Sabzi (chickpea curry), Gobhi (cauliflower) Paratha, Kadhai Paneer (cottage cheese curry), and a Pickle made using her grandmother’s recipe.

She then cooked succulent Tandoori Chicken served with Naan, Chutney, charred Cabbage, Chillies and smoked Lassi which got her immunity pin. She lately impressed the judges by preparing a delightful Green Curry Cake with coconut cream; so much so that Andy, who otherwise detests cakes, expressed his love for what she'd prepared. 

You, go girl! All the best for the rest of the competition. Keep serving flavourful food. How many of you'll are rooting for this desi girl? Drop-in your reaction by clicking on the emojis below.