In the words of MasterChef star Sandeep, like any ancient culture, food has been central to everything he knows growing up a Kashmiri Pandit.
Growing up in a large family, Sandeep recalls that mealtimes were rather large affairs, with his family sitting down together on huge carpets, feasting and laughing around dishes, which often included lamb, lentils and vegetables.
Sandeep married his wife Prahalika in 2009 and the couple were joined by son Siddhant the following year. In 2016 Sandeep made the move to Australia for work, with his young family joining him two years later.
Sandeep’s confidence in the kitchen hits an all time high when he is using spices.
He’d like to one day open a food stall selling Indian BBQ meat cooked over coals and biryani dishes.
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