Joined: 11 December 2010
Pankaj Bhadouria overcame all odds and fierce
competition to win Masterchef season 1. Honored with the title of Chef,
life has never been the same for her. She's now all set to bring her
cooking expertise and kitchen magic right into your homes.
India Gate Basmati Rice presents Chef Pankaj ka Zayka is a cooking show
like never before. Because it's not just cooking, it's cooking made
exciting. With an impressive line-up of guests for company ranging from
popular faces on Indian television to renowned celebrity chefs, Chef
Pankaj makes cooking fun, uninhibited and transforms food into an art
form. She helps the Indian housewife solving her kitchen issues,
surprises her and takes her on a culinary ride like never before.
Each episode features 2-3 recipes both Indian and international but with
ingredients which can easily be found in the local market. With themes
ranging from Boring food made exciting to Jhatpat khaana to kids special
dishes, Chef Pankaj has a variety of dishes to offer on her show. And
the best part is all these dishes can be made at home.
On Monday she cooks along with popular faces of Star Plus, on Tuesdays
she has the finalists of Masterchef season 1 for company. Wednesdays
feature a viewer who comes and learns how to make his/her regular
cooking interesting. On Thursdays, she rubs shoulders with famous
celebrity chefs. And the Fridays are dedicated to a trip to different
corners of India to exciting food destinations.
After watching an episode of India Gate Basmati Rice presents Chef
Pankaj ka Zayka, you'll leave with a smile because you can now impress a
family member or a friend with the exciting recipes taught to you by
your very own Chef Pankaj.
[credit - India-Forums and starplus.in]
Joined: 11 December 2010
A teacher from Lucknow, Pankaj tearfully recalls how the principal of the school where she taught asked her to make a choice between her profession and the show - MasterChef India. Her passion for cooking eventually took the lead when she decided to quit her job of 16 years to be a part of the MasterChef Kitchen.
From merely a hobby picked up since the age of 11 or 12 to mastering the skills and passion to experiment in the kitchen, Pankaj cleared one challenge after another. At 38, Pankaj's culinary expertise has made her into a celebrity overnight. Known for her confidence and up-to-date cooking styles, she was also the only contestant to have gotten a direct entry into the finale.
Pankaj's aspirational journey from an ordinary school teacher to the country's top Zaykebaaz serves as an inspiration to many women. Pankaj has proven that she is the quintessential risk taker who dared to dream big, went all out for it and hit the jackpot.