Celebrity Masterchef presents Gourmet British Indian Food

Celebrity Masterchef comes to an end, with three UK stars cooking fine Indian cuisine with Atul Kochhar.

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"Chocolate and curry are a great combination. This match was made in heaven."

If you followed the series, you would have seen the Celebrity Masterchef final, where three UK stars battled it out to win the masterchef trophy.

In the final, we saw the three contestants trying their best to master the kitchen to cook fine British Indian food.

The owner of the London restaurant, Benares, happily taught the stars his signature dishes.

The first Indian chef in the world to win a Michelin star, Atul Kochhar shows the beauty behind British Indian fusion food.

British chef, Gregg Wallace refers to Atul as the “Godfather of fine Indian cuisine.”

The starter consisted of the widely loved chicken tikka masala. The chicken was marinated in yoghurt cheddar cheese, herbs and spices, before cooked in a traditional 400 degrees hot tandoori oven.

BBC reporter Louise Minchin, also had to cook boneless chicken wings in a spiced tempura batter, the best of fusion food.

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For mains, famous scam artist, Alexis Conran, was challenged to cook every Indian’s favourite dish to eat: biryani. This was fused with a more western choice of meat – venison -, pilau rice and crushed rose petals.

To accompany the venison was chocolate curry sauce. Showcasing why he is at the top of British Indian fused food, Atul claims: “Chocolate and curry are a great combination. This match was made in heaven.”

Alexis said he was nervously excited to cook for the Indian chef as “he is a pioneer of his cuisine.”

For dessert, Jimmy Osmond managed to show off his barfi skills. The American star had to cook rhubarb and pomegranate bhapa doi. From purees to yoghurt style mousse, the dessert was finished off with jelly, pistachio crumbs, tuile and of course, pistachio barfi.

The Greek winner Alexis, was highly commended on his Indian cooking skills and was congratulated by Cyrus Todiwala OBE: “you have taken on something that many professionals would think ten times before attempting it.”

Jaya is an English graduate who is fascinated with human psychology and the mind. She enjoys reading, sketching, YouTubing cute animal videos and visiting the theatre. Her motto: "If a bird poops on you, don’t be sad; be glad cows can’t fly."

Photo courtesy of BBC and HappyandHarried.com

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