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

Torrija is the Spanish version of French toast. Served during Easter celebrations, day-old bread is soaked in an egg, milk, orange and cinnamon mixture and then...
Named after the flat, shallow pan in which it’s cooked (a ‘paella’), the dish is essentially composed of short-grain rice, ‘sofrito’ (an aromatic base), seafood...
Aussies love lamb and so do the Spanish. Paired with pistachio and a selection of Spanish peppers, your next barbecue just got a Spanish-twist. The Chefs' Line
The Spanish fell in love with chocolate and spread it around the world. And this smooth operator of a mousse sits almighty on a bed of chocolate soil - this is...
The Spanish fell in love with chocolate and spread it around the world. A supreme chocolate cake is accompanied with an orange twist and a not-so-usual fennel...
A croqueta party is a seriously good business - the bechamel needs to be smooth and silky with the crunch factor coming through from the battered outer shell. The...

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.