Indian cuisine is more than just being spicy: Sarah Todd

On her maiden trip to India, 'Master Chef Australia' contestant and model Sarah Todd is enjoying her tryst with Indian cuisine, which she says reflects the rich cultural heritage of the country.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 07, 2014, 14:53 PM IST

New Delhi: On her maiden trip to India, 'Master Chef Australia' contestant and model Sarah Todd is enjoying her tryst with Indian cuisine, which she says reflects the rich cultural heritage of the country.

"I think Indian food is more that just being spicy and hot. Australia is a new country and the cuisine is also newly developed. But India has a long history and the food reflects that. The Indian cuisine is full of history and love and is also very versatile," Sarah said.

Sarah, who was introduced to Indian food by her longtime partner Devinder Garcha, an Indian-origin Brit, said she is making the most of her trip and has already visited famous eating joints in old Delhi and other parts of the country.

"I have heard so much about India, its culture and food. I always wanted to come here. I have been eating dosa and I liked it a lot. I also visited Karims in old Delhi and I just loved it. I liked the North Indian cuisines and the street foods," she said, adding her three-year-old son Phoenix loves chicken tikka masala.

Sarah made it to the top ten of the sixth season of cooking-reality show 'Master Chef Australia' and has been doing the demo of some of the dishes that she made during her stint on the show here.

Before participating in 'Master Chef', Sarah was a successful model and has walked the runway for Gucci and others brands.

When asked what made her change her course of career from modelling to cooking, Sarah said, " My partner opened a whole new world of cooking. I realised my passion for cooking and I was obsessed with it. I just could not stop cooking." Sarah also revealed that she is planning to write a cook book in near future.