Another quintessential Bengali cuisine - Khichuri and Mach Vaja - has made its way to the table of Masterchef Australia by the hands of its popular contestant Kishwar Chowdhury.
The 38-year-old Bangladeshi expat has become a favourite name among the audience and the judges for putting forward authentic Bengali dishes on an International platform.
In the most recent episode of Masterchef Australia, Kishwer made Bangladeshi comfort food 'Khichuri' (rice and lentil dish), "Mach Vaja" (pan-seared spiced bream), "Begun Vorta" (smoked eggplant), and "Niramish" (vegetable medley).
Following that, she earned lots of praises and appreciation both online and offline, with one of the judges - Jock Zonfrillo - saying "You are an amazing cook; I wish I was one of your kids".
Kishwer shared the picture on her Instagram handle and said, "These are just some of the no-frills. Authentic Bengali dishes you'll find in more than 200 million Bengali homes across the world… including mine. Food has a way of transporting us and today after cooking this 'simple' midweek meal. It really took me home.
Earlier on, Kishwer gained a whole lot of appreciation for introducing popular local snacks – phuchka, chotpoti, samosa and a tamarind dip to the show.
Previously, Kishwar has cooked "Kala bhuna" -- following her father's recipe and traditional "Macher Jhol" from her mother's recipe.
In conversation with the Huffington post, Kishwar previously revealed she comes from "a big family of cooks", and is proud of using recipes from her loved ones to make her own versions of them in the kitchen.
"The Bengali cuisine that I carry with me has been passed down from generation to generation. I've always taken a little creative license with it," she said.
A mother of two, Kishwer Chowdhury is pursuing her dream of becoming a cookbook author aiming to showcase recipes handed down by her mother Laila Chowdhury.
The homemaker made her way to MasterChef Australia Season 13 with her sardines in green mango broth, served with black lentils, beetroot, and blood orange bhorta.
MasterChef Australia is an Australian competitive cooking show based on the original British MasterChef.
Initial rounds consist of a large number of hopeful contestants from across Australia individually "auditioning" by presenting a food dish before the three judges in order to gain one of 50 semi-final places.
The semi-finalists then compete in several challenges that test their food knowledge and preparation skills.
The contestants will then be whittled down through a number of individual and team-based cooking challenges and weekly elimination rounds until a winning MasterChef is crowned.
The contestants of MasterChef Australia, play for a prize that includes chef training from leading professional chefs, the chance to have their own cookbook published, and $ 250,000 in cash.