Try for yourself and enjoy

My Favourite Recipes

Every month I will be adding new recipes from classic with
a modern twist to mouth watering dishes invented by me.

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“Cooking gives me pleasure, it’s a place where I can be creative and can de-stress”

Join me for a series of mouth-watering creations that will surely fire up your tastebuds. Simple and easy recipes made fun and contemporary guarantee a fun show with some awesome cooking!

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What I do

Pop up restaurants

They are so much fun and let me get creative. I love the challenge of creating something unique and working with a high energy team to deliver amazing food. I have done several pop-ups with high-end establishments across, Australia and India.

Catering and Corporate functions

Want to entertain but stumped for ideas on how to make it special? Sounds like a challenge for me!! Relax and indulging in interesting conversations, as I whip up a menu that leaves yours guests asking ‘when’s the next party? I cater to groups big and small alike 🙂

Menu Design

I wholeheartedly believe in providing exceptional hospitality and nourishing food. I design bespoke menus that match the restaurants ethos while providing that unique advantage which sets you apart from your competitors.

Masterclasses and cooking demonstrations

I am passionate about food and freshest produce. I love to showcase the good stuff at cooking demonstrations. If you prefer to get into the nitty-gritty and complete your experience, talk to me about a bespoke masterclass.

Media Engagements

Rishi is passionate about what he does and is sought after for various consultations and engagements. Some of the media work Rishi has successfully done are:

Speaking Engagments

I have been privileged to speak at various events. The topics have ranged from my Masterchefexperience to Chamber of Commerce dialogues, encouraging apprentices at in hospitality and promoting healthy eating habits amongst primary-secondary schools.

Radio Chats

I pop up on radio channels such as Mix 106.3, SBS Hindi and Akashwani Sydney in Australia or Radio Mirchi, Tomato FM and the like in India to talk about food, local produce, interesting food finds and hidden gems.

Promotional Events

I bring high energy and interaction when engaging with the audience at promotional events. I have been part of promotions of products and places.


I am actively engaged with charities. You can read more about the causes I support on my friends page. Always happy to consider charitable causes I can be of service to.

Watch Rishi Cook

Follow along with new recipes every month

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Take me home with you…

In Modern India, I have presented a creative and flavourful interpretation of the food from different regions of India. There are recipes for spice blends to breads, pickles, rice dishes, entrees and main courses. Many of the tastes, flavours and dishes are recognisable but the interpretation is new and innovative, stylish and interesting.

I have included recipes for curried dishes, roast meats, poached poultry and vegetarian options, each full of flavour combinations that represent the spirit of Indian cooking, spicy, fiery, creamy and above all satisfying.

I am proud of this first collection and the book is available Worldwide. Simply click read more to find a stockist

Rishi Desai - Modern India Book Published
Modern India - Buy online soon!


I just love the fact that my journey into food has given me the opportunity to be a part of so many peoples lives and ultimately making friends. My blog will cover my experiences along this magical journey.

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