Australian food critic and writer Matt Preston, along with chef and restaurateur Gary Mehigan, is on a culinary journey in India, exploring cities like Delhi and Agra. The duo, who became household names in India after serving as judges on the cooking show ‘MasterChef Australia,’ are fascinated with Indian food. During their visit, they tried many iconic foods from the streets of Old Delhi. Preston and Chef Mehigan’s Instagram handles are flooded with their foodie adventures in Delhi. From spicy snacks and melt-in-mouth sweets in Old Delhi to learning about Gurudwara’s langar kitchen, their Delhi food adventure is wholesome! Let’s take a look.
In the first clip, you can see the duo exploring Delhi street food and enjoying Daulat ki chaat, matar kulcha, nankhatai served on a newspaper and stuffed paranthas with full gusto.
“On a recce of the backstreets of Delhi with @garymehigan and new friends for a fresh adventure. That Daulat ki chaat was as light as air, the nankhatai biscuits so crumbly, and those mixed veg-filled paranthas perfect with banana chutney. The makhan (white butter) sandwich with roast ground cumin and black salt was a revelation. The historical Jain temple an oasis of calm and beauty,” Preston penned the caption.
In the next video, Preston shares his love for Old Delhi doors and spices, offering glimpses of lots of dried red chillies and kasuri methi. In the caption, he wrote, “…I have almost as much of an obsession with the doorways and spices of Old Delhi as food – especially kesuri methi!”
The final video showcases Preston and Chef Mehigan cooking parshadas (roti) in Gurudwara Bangla Sahib’s langar kitchen and learning about the tradition. The duo also donned turbans in the Gurudwara. “Fascinating afternoon with @chefrajeevgoyal and some of Delhi’s Sikh community at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib learning about their traditions and spending time in their huge volunteer-staffed and food donation-supported langar kitchen that feeds (depending on the day) between 35,000 and 100,000 people.”
Doesn’t Preston and Chef Mehigan’s adventure make you fall in love with Delhi food all over again? Share your thoughts in the comments.