MasterChef star Sarah Todd revealed on Monday she is working on a secret cooking project with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The celebrity chef, 35, has always been vocal about her love for the country and has spent much of her time split between Australia and South Asia.
After being named an ‘Indian at Heart’ in Elite’s list of 50 Most Influential Indians, Todd and Mr Modi, 73, have officially teamed up, reported The Daily Telegraph.
The duo met up in May this year, during the political leader’s visit to Sydney, and held a 30-minute meeting where they discussed the future of Indian cuisine.
‘He spoke about what he hopes to do with [Indian] cuisine going forward and what he wants me to do next, and you’ll hear about it next year,’ Todd said.
MasterChef star Sarah Todd, 35, (left) revealed on Monday she is working on a secret cooking project with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 73, (right)
‘It’s incredibly surreal,’ she added.
Todd is a self-professed Indophile and at one point even had plans to have a traditional Hindu wedding in the country with her ex-fiancé Devinder Garcha.
She first visited India in 2014 after competing on the sixth season of MasterChef and attracting a huge Indian following for her aloo gobi dish.
The celebrity chef has always been vocal about her love for the country and has spent much of her time split between Australia and South Asia
A year later, she opened her first restaurant Antares in Goa, India which was documented in the SBS Australia series My Restaurant in India.
Although the restaurant tragically burned down in 2019, she rebuilt the restaurant within three months and has since opened a second, The Wine Rack, in Mumbai
While spending time in Goa, the Queensland-born cook filmed reality food television series Serve It Like Sarah which aired on Fox Life India.
After being named an ‘Indian at Heart’ in Elite’s list of 50 Most Influential Indians, Todd and Mr Modi have officially teamed up, reported The Daily Telegraph
In 2017, Todd starred as a judge on the Indian reality TV show Grilled alongside Riyaaz Amlani and Vishal Dadlani.
Over the years, she has also filmed documentaries Awesome Assam With Sarah Todd and My Second Restaurant in India.
Todd returned to Australia last year to compete in the fourteenth season of MasterChef and finished as the runner-up, with Billie McKay winning the title for the second time.
The reality television star gave birth to her first and only child Phoenix, who she shares with Devinder, in 2011.