Nikita Gandhi: Everyday, every task has been very challenging ‘MasterChef India’ Season 4 winner Abu-Dhabi based Nikita Gandhi ‘played it safe’ by picking up business over culinary school. I thought people might not be interested in voting for me because although I’m Indian, I’ve never lived in India before. She has won the Golden Chef Coat along with a prize money of Rs. But at the last minute, they couldn’t work out the international voting system and changed it to an India-only vote. The youngest finalist Nikita, who is merely 21 … After 11 gruelling weeks of innovative vegetarian cooking and 67 episodes of high-intense drama, 21-year-old Nikita Gandhi, an Indian based in Abu Dhabi, bagged the winner's golden chef coat and Rs 1 crore on MasterChef India 4 on Sunday. I love fusion cooking. But that wasn’t the case at all. She is the youngest female contestant on the show to win the title. But living in Abu Dhabi had a big influence on my cooking, especially when it comes to finding flavours, and creating combinations of different dishes. The finale also saw actress Preity Zinta, choreographer Marzi Pestonji and author Chetan Bhagat, judges of the forthcoming reality show Nach Baliye, paying a visit on the set of MasterChef India 4. The winner takes home a huge sum on one crore along with a golden chef coat. If I'm ever asked what my FAVORITE recipe from the MasterChef Kitchen is, I'd say "Wintery Tart". Season 5 It definitely set me apart from the other contestants that I’ve lived outside of India. Nikita Gandhi with judges of Masterchef 4. Were you worried at any point that people might not be so willing to vote for someone who doesn’t live in India? SHARE. Born and brought up in Abu Dhabi, Nikita flew down to India exclusively to participate in Masterchef and boy was it worth it! To know more check out the video! The best chef is one who has travelled the most and experienced the most food cultures around the world. April 13, 2015. After 11 gruelling weeks of innovative vegetarian cooking and 67 episodes of high-intense drama, 21-year-old Nikita Gandhi, an Indian based in Abu Dhabi, bagged the winner's golden chef coat and Rs 1 crore on MasterChef India 4 on Sunday. There were three of us at that point, so I thought ‘OK, now I’m in the top three, there is a chance that I can win this’. No, I was not expecting to win – certainly not when I first came onto the show. Bollywood actors Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan, co-stars of "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", took part in a pani-puri making competition on the show. About Nikita Gandhi This author has not yet filled in any details. Being welcomed by her family at the Dubai airport, an overwhelmed Nikita Gandhi talks about her experience in Dubai! 0:40. But as the weeks went by, I kept getting good feedback and getting further in, and then we came to the final week. And if I made a mistake, I made sure not to repeat it again. Nikita Gandhi . Nikita Gandhi has created history as the Gujarati chokri is now declared as the winner of MasterChef season 4. This is the fourth season of Masterchef and I had followed all three seasons before this one. The trio of judges announced Gandhi as the winner at the finale, calling her a consistent performer throughout the season. ETimes 32,132 views. I make savoury dishes as well but I’m known amongst my friends and family in Abu Dhabi for my desserts and I enjoy making them the most – especially eclairs, with the chocolate and cream – I made some last week that turned out really nice. But I think if I were to open one right now, it would be in Abu Dhabi. 1 Crore. Fresh round of Centre-farmers' talks fail to yield any result, what's next? Exclusive interview with Nikita Gandhi, winner of MasterChef India 4 “Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Courtesy Star Middle East. After winning MasterChef India 4, Abu Dhabi-based NRI Nikita Gandhi is clear that she wants to head to a culinary school and eventually, open her own restaurant. Kolkata girl Kirti Bhoutika wins MasterChef India Season 5, who was from Kolkata, is a home-baker with a skill set that has now proved to be unmatched. 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I was always very interested in what was going on in the kitchen. Editor Gandhi was born and raised in Abu Dhabi – her parents live in Khalidiya – before attending college in the United States. Definitely. At the beginning, we were told that this season might have international voting. MasterChef India winner Nikita Gandhi tells City Times that being born and raised in Abu Dhabi had a significant impact on her culinary style. It was more about a consistent performance from day one. I haven’t travelled as much as I would have liked to. It depends on where I am in the future. Nikita Gandhi wins Masterchef India Season 4 title Finally, the grand finale of ‘Masterchef India Season 4’, the popular reality cooking show is over and the winner is declared. I wanted to be better each day than I had been the previous day, that’s what kept me going. I try to give Arabic dishes a little bit of an Indian twist. I thought maybe they would want the next Masterchef to be someone living in India. A lot of people just loved watching us on TV. That passion grew over the years and inspired me to go on Masterchef. And this time the winner of 'MasterChef season 4' is none other than an NRI Nikita Gandhi. So far Nikita Gandhi has created 37 blog entries. Nikita Gandhi, has bagged the title of MasterChef India 4. She pipped Mumbai's Neha Shah, who walked away with a prize money of Rs 10 lakh and a trip for two to London; and the show's second runner up, Hyderabad-based Bhakti Arora was given Rs.500,000. I was pretty upset. Nikita Gandhi, the 21-year-old from UAE, born in Ahmedabad, has now been chosen by millions of voters across India to bag the title of MasterChef India 4. Horizon – Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana Review. MasterChef India is a reality cooking show … MasterChef India 4 aired from 26 January 2015 to 12 April 2015 on Star Plus. My mum. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors - it's how you combine them that sets you apart.' What are you planning on doing now you’ve won Masterchef? I know a little more than they did about non-Indian flavours, especially Middle Eastern. The winner takes home a huge sum on one crore along with a golden chef coat. 56.5k Followers, 989 Following, 993 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from N I K H I T A (@nikhitagandhiofficial) 3,140 Likes, 14 Comments - Nikita Gandhi (@theveggiefix) on Instagram: “ Tu Yaad Aaya @adnansamiworld at the MasterChef India Grand Finale ” Nikita Gandhi, the 21-year-old from UAE, born in Ahmedabad, has now been chosen by millions of voters across India to bag the title of MasterChef India 4. The contestants travelling to Dubai are Bhakti Arora, Karishma Sakhrani, Vijay Sharma, Pratibha Kocher, Neha Shah, Nikita Gandhi, Meenu Dham and Ashish Singh. I kept waking up because I was still living in a dream! Find Nikita Gandhi Masterchef Winner at NDTVMovies.com, get the Latest Nikita Gandhi Masterchef Winner, News, Videos & Pictures on Nikita Gandhi Masterchef Winner. I majored in Business and Finance at university - so I would definitely like to start up a restaurant one day. MasterChef India 4' has finally ended on a high note. Ideally I would like to set it up in Abu Dhabi. "These four to five months here (in India) thanks to 'MasterChef...' have made me realise that India is truly my home," she said, and even thanked channel Star Plus and the show's three judges - Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar - for giving her "a huge platform to portray my culinary talent". Did you regularly watch the show yourself from Abu Dhabi? Watch: Rare Gangetic dolphin beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, No breakthrough in fresh round of Centre-farmers' talks, next meeting on January 15, Copyright © 2021 Living Media India Limited. ! I want to fulfill that wish and learn more about food, especially molecular gastronomy, which I really found attractive on Masterchef. She scooped the winner’s golden chef coat and 10 million rupees (Dh590,000) on Sunday, April 12. facebook shares. The first runner up, Neha Shah from Mumbai won Rs 10 lakh and a trip for two to London. She has worked on Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, and Kannada film projects. Were people living outside India allowed to vote? April 13, 2015. Nikita Gandhi wins Masterchef India Season 4 titleFinally, the grand finale of ‘Masterchef India Season 4’, the popular reality cooking show is over and the winner is declared. 21-year-old Nikita Gandhi from UAE bagged the 'MasterChef India 4' title. I definitely want to make a career in this field. All through the Masterchef journey, all the contestants had a huge fan following. All throughout, I felt I was getting a lot of love and support from India and it all shone through yesterday. The chef, who has even hosted a dinner at the White House, also feels that “Dubai will provide exposure to the contestants”. Masterchef India Season 4 2015 Winner Nikita Gandhi Masterchef India Season 5 2016 Winner: Kirti Bhoutika. There comes a certain age when all kids want to do is watch cartoons on TV. Everybody was focused, but I was very focused and my focus was within myself and not others. Were you exposed to more styles of cooking from growing up in such an international city? But at that age I would just be in the kitchen the entire time watching my mum cook. What’s your favourite food to cook at home for your family? She flew to Mumbai five months ago to compete in Masterchef India 4. Official page of MasterChef Nikita Gandhi For reprint rights: Syndications Today, Nikita Gandhi with judges of Masterchef 4. MasterChef India winner Nikita Gandhi serves a limited-edition vegetarian menu for Eid Published: June 05, 2019 11:31 Bindu Rai, Deputy tabloid! SHARE. Extremely excited. Hosted by Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar, it was won by Nikita Gandhi. Was there a particular dish that you think won you Masterchef? Twenty-one-year-old Nikita Gandhi – the youngest to win the reality series Master Chef India so far – was crowned India’s top vegetarian chef on the popular show, after 11 weeks and 67 episodes of kitchen drama. I was telling my family and everyone I know in the UAE that it would be online voting, so people there could vote for me. I always wanted to go to culinary school. Born in Ahmedabad, the young and vibrant food aficionado was chosen as the winner on the basis of viewers' votes. Not really. Official page of MasterChef Nikita Gandhi Yes, that was one thing that was worrying me a little bit. - MasterChef … Nikita Gandhi has been declared as the winner of MasterChef India Season 4 here in the Grand Final which was aired on Star Plus TV Channel on Sunday the 12th of April 2015. Nikita Gandhi became the youngest winner of MasterChef India in 2015.Four years later, and the Abu Dhabi-raised chef has been selected to create the first Champion menu for MasterChef, the TV Restaurant, which opened its doors in Dubai Marina in April. Nikhita Gandhi (born 1 October 1991) is an Indian playback singer who has worked in Indian films in four different languages. Jessica Hill. The winner takes home a huge sum on Rs 1 crore along with the coveted golden chef coat. That’s what won me the title, because I think the audience were able to recognise that. My forte is desserts. I think I was born with a passion to cook. Along with the title, the winner won a huge prize money of one crore and a golden chef coat. I was expecting lots of my votes to come from outside of India so it was a little worrying. • The repeat of the MC4 India finale is on Saturday, April 18 at 1pm UAE time on Star Plus Middle East, • Check out Nikita Gandhi’s recipes on her food blog: https://theveggiefix.wordpress.com/, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid appoints officials to lead Dubai Health Authority, Sinopharm vaccine may give better protection against new strains, India ready to roll out Covid-19 vaccines to Gulf nations, minister says, Emirates resumes flights to Australia with fewer passengers, Eleven Iraqi fighters killed by ISIS in Iraq, How the healing art of sudoku became a YouTube sensation, ‘Tenet’ filmmaker Christopher Nolan not likely to work with Warner Bros again, Five video games keeping people busy in lockdown, Italy blocks TikTok for certain users amid 'blackout challenge' concerns, Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's wedding festivities get underway, Was there a particular dish that you think won you. I was a big fan of the show before appearing on it. 58.4k Followers, 1,512 Following, 1,909 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Nikita Gandhi (@theveggiefix) I was like ‘is this actually real?’. Nikita Gandhi, centre, winner of MasterChef India 4, puts on her “golden” chef’s jacket as the show’s judges Vikas Khanna, Ranvir Brar and Sanjeev Kapoor look on. Please follow the instructions below to allow notifications to be sent from The National. For the first time in the history of MasterChef, a pure vegetarian format was introduced. 333 talking about this. Winner of the fourth season of the Indian version of Masterchef – Nikita Gandhi is the youngest yet to win this prestigious title. Nikita Gandhi wins Masterchef India Season 4 title - Duration: 0:40. *Daal~Baati~Churma, part I* with Nutricook Smart Pot Eko No neces... sary pre-soaking No separate pressure cooking No stirring, no sticking, no splattering Ready in 4 minutes Here’s how! 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