This was the fourth season of the cooking reality and entertainment show which was produced by Colosceum Media Pvt. Ltd company and telecasted on the channel Star Plus. The series was originally based on the MasterChef series of UK. This was the only cooking talent hunt show off the country. The first episode of this season was aired on the channel on 26th January 2015. The show held auditions in various prominent cities of the country from wherein they would pick people based on their culinary skills. From these auditions, 50 people were selected who then competed with each other.
Out of these 50, only 12 were hand-picked as the actual contestants of the show. These 12 then competed with each other for the MasterChef title. Apart from the title the contestants also competed for the cash prize of one crore rupees, a chance to telecast their very own cookery show and also a chance to get their own book published. The show was judged by three chefs:
Sanjeev Kapoor and
Vikas Khanna, who were the judges of the previous seasons as well and
Ranveer Brar, who replaced chef
Kunal Kapur as a judge. In the show, the contestants would have to face several challenges and prove their cooking talent in each and every situation and circumstances on the show. Each week one contestant got eliminated.
The finale of this season was telecasted on the channel on 12th April 2015 at 9:00 pm.
Nikita Gandhi, Neha Deepak Shah, and Bhakti Arora were the finalists of the fourth season. For the finale, all the three judges turned singer and crooned a special song which was composed especially for the finale. Bollywood actress and actor
Kangana Ranaut and R. Madhavan respectively attended the finale to promote their movie
Tanu Weds Manu and also to encourage the finalist. They also entertained the audience by playing a
Pani Puri with each other.
Gurmeet Choudhary and Ex-Master Chef contestant and previous season winner Chef Ripudaman Handa entertained the audience with their dance performances with their respective wife and fiance
Debina Bonnerjee and
Shivangi Verma respectively. Judges of the celebrity couple dance reality show, which aired on the same channel, Bollywood actress
Preity Zinta, prolific writer
Chetan Bhagat and choreographer Marji Pestonji too, attended the finale. The finale was hosted by the celebrity host
Raghu Ram. Finally after much fanfare and waiting, Nikita Gandhi was declared the winner of the show. Neha Shah and Bhakti Arora were declared the first runner-up and second runner-up respectively. Neha also won the cash prize of 10 lakh rupees while Bhakti won the cash prize of 5 lakh rupees. The show enjoyed great viewership due to its novel and innovative concept.