India’s biggest and most prestigious cooking show, Masterchef India 2023, is currently in its most crucial week- the finale week. After a power-packed season with a lot of ups and downs, the show has fianlly reached the most-awaited week. MasterChef India Season 7 came back this year after a break and here are now. While fans are waiting for the results with bated breath, celebrated chefs Vikas Khanna, Ranveer Brar, and Garima Arora will announce the winner this week.
Season 7 of Masterchef India was back after a gap of three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This season saw the best of home cooks and chefs and gave them a national platform to showcase their talent. The contestants faced some gruelling challenges and tasks week after week, and proved their mettle in front of the panel. As we stand at (almost) the end of the show, everyone’s getting ready for the season finale. We’ll let you in on all the details of the much-awaited Masterchef India Season 7 finale.
Everything to know about Masterchef India 2023 finale
When and where to watch it?
The long wait for the finale of the seventh season of MasterChef India is going to end soon, as the episode will air on 31 March, 2023.
You can watch the finale on Sony Entertainment Television and also on the Sony LIV app.
MasterChef India 2023 finalists
The first finalist had already been announced during the Ticket to Finale week. Ludhiana-based home chef Kamaldeep Kaur, who has constantly impressed judges with her culinary skills and also known to be Chef Ranveer Brar‘s favourite, was the first contestant to make it to the finals.
That leaves us with the top 6 at the moment, namely, Aruna Vijay, Suvarna Bagul, Gurkirat Singh, Nayanjyoti Saikia, Santa Sharma, and of course, Kamaldeep Kaur.
MasterChef India Season 7 winner and prize money
According to reports, the winner of Masterchef India 2023 has already been leaked on social media, even though there has been no official announcement yet. The young chef Nayanjyoti Saikia has taken home the trophy.
The prize money for this season has not been confirmed yet. However, several reports suggest that the winner of Season 7 is going to take home INR 25 lakhs. The prize money for Season 6 was the same amount, and the speculations are based on this.
MasterChef India Season 7 judges
Season 7 of MasterChef India saw some old faces and some new. The judges for this season are celebrity chefs Ranveer Brar, Vikas Khanna and Garima Arora.
Chef Ranveer Brar, celebrity chef, author and restaurateur, is a name that’s synonymous with MasterChef India after having judged seasons 2 and 6. With plenty of restaurants in India and abroad, Chef Brar is known for staying true to his roots of Lucknawi descent and keeping the monarchy of Indian dishes alive.
Chef Vikas Khanna, too, is a name synonymous with MasterChef India. An Indian chef, restaurateur, cookbook writer, filmmaker and humanitarian, Chef Vikas Khanna needs no introduction. Having studied at Culinary Institute of America and New York University, Chef Khanna received an honorary doctorate at GD Goenka University as a recognition for his outstanding work in culinary art, philanthropy, and humanitarianism and the global reach he earned as a chef.
Chef Garima Arora, an Indian chef, became the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star in November 2018. Having studied at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, she worked with stalwarts like Chef Gaggan Anand, Gordon Ramsay and René Redzepi of Noma in Copenhagen. In 2017, she opened her first restaurant Gaa, in Bangkok in April 2017, which is a Michelin-star restaurant now.
MasterChef India 2023 contestants
The season opened with 36 contestants, who got shortlisted after auditions all over the country. They displayed their unmatched skills and the judges were bowled over by their skills, stories and dedication to the craft. The contestants who were on this season were:
Rakhi Ganeriwal, an entrepreneur from Mumbai
Rohan Agnani, a baker from Mumbai
Nayanjyoti Saikia, a blogger from Shillong
Priya Vijan, an entrepreneur from Bangalore
Sakshi Tripathi, a student from Lucknow
Ratika, a digital creator from Kolkata
Kamaldeep Kaur, a baker from Punjab
Dyuti Banerjee, a blogger from Kolkata
Vineet Yadav, a makeup artist from Lucknow
Dhananjay Kode, from Himachal Pradesh
Nazia Sultana, a home chef from Guwahati
Priyanka Biswas, a home baker from Kolkata
Avinash Patnaik, a home chef from Odisha
Kanupriya Marwah, from Jaipur
Brijesh Pandya, a cake artist from Ahmedabad
Aruna Vijay, a digital creator Kanchipuram
Gurkirat Singh Grover, a law graduate from Haryana
Shanta Sharma, a home chef from Assam
Baa, YouTuber from Mumbai
Arahant Jain, chef from Jaipur
Biswajit Moharathi, a chef from Bhubaneswar
Sachin Khatwani, a chef from Lucknow
Ekta Malik, a home baker from Jammu
Suvarna Bagul, a home chef from Mumbai
Payal Kamat, a home chef from Nagpur
Neelam Agarwal from Siliguri
Deepa Chauhan, a chef from Chennai
Shishir Mehta from Jaipur
Yashu Verma, a chef from Kolkata
Mohabbat Singh Cheema from Punjab
Chahat Gupta, a chef from Jammu
Are you excited for the finals?
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