The Chefs' Line

Home cooks take on restaurant chefs in #TheChefsLine.

Revisit the glory of season 1 of The Chefs' Line, airing weeknights at 6.30pm on NITV and then on SBS On Demand.
“When I told my mum I was opening Kepos Street Kitchen, she said to me ‘But who’s going to eat falafel for breakfast, Michael?’.”
Mahshid Babzartabi set up a cafe to help others through "the magic of food".
Alessandro Pavoni from Ormeggio at The Spit is a champion for modern Italian cuisine, but there's a good reason he won't eat pasta.
Noby Leong was a season one champion on The Chefs' Line. This is what happened when is late mother turned up in the spotlight.

The Chefs' Line S2 recipes

Like all stir-frying, it’s important to have all your ingredients prepared and close by so you can whiz through it and you can of course use almost anything...
Is there anything more classically Thai than a papaya salad? This winning dish nails the balance factor perfectly. The savoury, sweet, complex & spicy is...
Palm sugar is a classic ingredient in Thai desserts and this pudding is a luscious candy-like celebration of Thailand's sweet side. The secret to success all...
Thai green curry gets its name from the colour of the finished dish, which contains fiery green chilli, as well as coconut milk, palm sugar, fish sauce and a...
What makes a fish cake superb? The bouncy texture is non-negotiable, the red curry has to shine through and the flavours from the galangal, the chilli, the ginger...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

Paal payasam (milk pudding) is a popular South Indian sweet dish that is traditionally made with full-fat cow’s milk and an indigenous variety of Asian rice,...
This is a popular South Indian sweet dish from Kerala – the land of coconuts. It's rolled out for festivals such as Onam, Vishu and Deepavali. I learned to make...
This is an Australian-influenced Bengali curry. I'm showcasing our great seafood, using barramundi, prawns and mussels.
This is a traditional Indian bread made with flour and ghee that is deep-fried. As soon as it hits the oil, it should puff up.
The secret to this curry is toasting and grinding the spices, essentially making garam masala from scratch with bay leaves, cinnamon, green and black cardamoms,...
Paneer (or chenna) is a fresh cheese that is very easy to make. The paneer goes into the dough for the gulab jamuns – or Indian doughnuts. They're filled with a...
A vegan take on butter chicken - no butter, no chicken. It's made with soya nuggets and cashew nut cream. This is all about the sauce - the soya nuggets do a...
These Indian doughnuts, known as gulab jamun, are soaked in a sugar syrup until they double in size. 
My mum taught me this pakora recipe. The chickpea dough is quite dry, not like a batter at all, so when they are fried, they get extra crisp on the outside, while...
Gajar ka halwa is a traditional Indian dessert meaning “pudding of carrot”. In Northern India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, it’s eaten mainly during festival...
This recipe is passed down from my father. The curry sauce is pureed then sieved so it's silky smooth, with the addition of butter, cream and milk for richness.