Helly Raichura is chef and owner of the much celebrated, Indian fine diner in Melbourne, Enter Via Laundry. Raichura started her journey by hosting dinners at home for small groups introducing Melbourne to regional Indian cuisine. After gaining popularity in the Melbourne food scene, with the dinners being booked out months in advance, Raichura and her home restaurant was featured in Masterchef Australia in 2020, where she appeared as a guest judge. She has co-hosted a cooking series on SBS Food Channel, called India Unplated alongside Adam D'Sylva and Sandeep Pandit, and appears regularly as a guest chef for The Cook Up with Adam Liaw.  

Raichura is a pioneer when it comes to lifting the profile of Indian cuisine in Australia. Her new restaurant in Carlton opened in 2022, and was awarded a hat on the first year of opening. She has collaborated with like-minded chefs and cooks in the industry, namely Kariton Sorbet, The Fermentary, and Coskun Uysal to name a few. Raichura and EVL are also an active part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. She is currently researching and writing a book with Hardie Grant that explores the evolution of Indian Cuisine.   

Raichura is originally from Ahmedabad in India, and moved to Australia in 2007. She worked in HR for many years, before realising she missed the diversity of the food from her homeland, and decided to share her love and passion for Indian food with friends, family and neighbours, before she was encouraged to open her quirky home dinners, where people literally entered via the laundry door.