It has been more than a month when Master Chef India started its journey on Star Plus with Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Each episode comes with a new surprise and lip smacking dishes. After the initial audition period, 12 top contestants were chosen to enter the Master Chef kitchen to face the ultimate competition.
The week before last week, we saw beauty queen Aishwarya Bachchan gracing the show and the contestants prepared 'rasgulla chocolate cakes". Last week the contestants had an outdoor challenge they had to please a gang of truck drivers with their delicious dishes. The remaining 10 'Master Chef" contestants were taken to a roadside Punjabi dhaba.
Both the Chefs Ajay Chopra and Kunal Kapoor are hardcore Punjabis and it was thus a tough time for the contestants to please them as well as the drivers as they are habituated to the dhaba foods. The contestants were divided into two groups and they got all the dhaba equipment to prepare the desi menu. Punjabis are known to be great foodies so the contestants had to prepare food in huge quantities.
The third judge Askhay Kumar who is also a Punjabi and a food lover gave a tough time to the contestants. Akshay was in his hidden identity, disguised as a truck driver. His fluent Punjabi speaking and acting made it difficult for the contestants to recognize him.
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