Odia Boy Abinas Nayak won the Season 6 of Amul Masterchef India Season 6 defeating Oindrila Bala in the Grand Finale. Abinas is the first ever winner of Masterchef India from Odisha. Masterchef India Season 6 saw two contestants from Odisha.

Apart from the winner’s title, Abinas also won a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh.

MasterChef India 6 was judged by chefs Vikas Khanna, Vineet Bhatia and Ranveer Brar. Apart from Abinas, the finalists included another contestant from Odisha Smrutisree Singh.

In the Grand Finale Abinas made an Odisha inspired dessert called “Sudhata” which was appreciated by all. The judges were over joyed with the way Abinas represented the dish and the idea behind the dessert. In Chef Vineet’s word Abinas’s dish was “celebration of Hindustani khana”.

27-year-old Abinas Nayak hails from Berhampur Odisha and is a technology analyst by profession. A passionate hobby chef, he managed to impress the judges at every stage of the show. Abinas had an edge over other contestants was his presentation skills. He was also the first one to win the immunity pin in the competition.

Previous winners of the cooking reality show include Pankaj Bhadouria, Shipra Khanna, Ripudaman Handa, Nikita Gandhi and Kirti Bhoutika.

Also check out Abinas Nayak’s candid conversation with our Foodie in Chief Rohit Srivastava on his channel Rohit Srivastava.