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. Now it's his Mum's turn in the spotlight.

The Chefs' Line S2 recipes

It's no wonder that butter chicken is India's most popular curry and even though there are many spices and ingredients it's all worth it at the end when you dive...
You don't need a tandoor to cook this dish - simply roast the marinated skewers in a hot oven. Just remember to leave plenty of room between the skewers for the...
This milk and rice vermicelli pudding is spiced with saffron and cardamom and sweetened with dates. Pistachios, cashews and almonds add texture. The Chefs' Line
Similar to a kofta, a seekh kebab consists of spiced ground meat shaped onto skewers and grilled. If cooking for a crowd, you can prepare the raw mince a day...
Samosas are very popular in Indian. They are often served with some kind of chilli sauce mixed up with sambal, or simply with a variety of chutneys such as...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

Cider is the perfect pipi companion from Adelaide's restaurant Africola. A supreme snack combining pipis, fermented chilli, garlic and a nice dry drop.
I love the flavours of the spiced lamb kofta paired with garlicky preserved lemon and smoky baba ganoush. I like to add black seaweed pearls for a umami hit and...
This recipe was given to me from my mother-in-law when I got married. Her son loves it, so I had to get it right for him. The fish is marinated in ginger, garlic,...
Cooking whole fish that has been rubbed in a spice paste is very traditional around all of Africa. My spice paste is very floral from the lemongrass, rich from...
This beloved African staple of blood sausage is the equivalent of bangers 'n' mash. Pap is similar to polenta but made from ground maize, while sheba is a rich...
Potjie is a South African name for a type of stew cooked in a cast-iron three-legged pot. In Zimbabwe, which is where I am from, we use the same type of cast-iron...
Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that's traditionally served with braised meat, pap and curries.