MasterChef India winner: Nayanjyoti Saikia of Assam has won the cooking reality show MasterChef India. He received a cheque for INR 25 lakhs and the coveted trophy, while Assam’s Santa Sarmah and Mumbai’s Suvarna Bagul were named first and second runners-up, respectively.
Nayanjyoti chose Tinsukia on a plate for the ‘Ultimate Grand Finale’ as part of the signature three-course meal challenge. He began with curried crab, followed by Assamese-style duck, and finished with a mixed berry sorbet. Nayanjyoti was adored by the judges and audiences alike, whether he was presenting nostalgia for his hometown on the plate with Assam dishes or playing to his strength as a baker and presenting delectable desserts.
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After 13 weeks of entertaining viewers with delectable tasks that challenged home cooks, cooking reality show MasterChef India has come to a fitting end. Nayanjyoti Saikia, a contestant, has lifted the trophy and won the title of MasterChef India. The show’s judges, Ranveer Brar, Vikas Khanna, and Garima Arora, spoke about Nayanjyoti and how he is a deserving winner.
Congratulations to Assam lad Nayanjyoti Saikia, for winning the #MasterChefIndia title!
Your culinary skills have made our State proud. Keep shining and inspiring many more aspiring chefs.
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— Ashok Singhal (@TheAshokSinghal) March 31, 2023
In the final test, home cook Nayanjyoti Saikia from Assam was awarded a cheque of Rs 25 lakh as well as the ultimate prize – the coveted ‘MasterChef India’ trophy and the Golden Chef’s Coat. Santa Sarmah of Assam was declared the first runner-up, and Suvarna Bagul of Mumbai was declared the second runner-up; each received a cheque for Rs 5 lakhs.
From being chosen for the Top 36, to being the first to be chosen for the Top 16, to finally winning the title of MasterChef India, Nayanjyoti has strived for and delivered the best. Nayanjyoti has wooed one and all with the magic of his hands, whether it is presenting nostalgia for his hometown on the plate, with dishes from Assam, or playing to his strength of being a baker and presenting scrumptious desserts.
chef Vikas Khanna travels thousands of kilometres to find an Assamese home cook and bring him on the show as a participant. Khanna discovered him through his Instagram page. The Michelin star paid him a visit at home and sampled the youngster’s culinary creation.
It is worth noting that Nayanjyoti Saikia, 26, of Tinsukia, works with his father in a tea garden and enjoys cooking. He has a Facebook page where he posts his artwork. He made a dessert in the first episode.