Abinas Nayak from Odisha who participated in Haldiram’s “Hungry for Haldiram Cooking Contest” won the contest in an event judged by Chef Kunal Kapur.

Abinas stole the show with the very innovative Litti Chokha Cone & Traditional Odia drink Chenna Panna. During an online voting on the Haldiram page, Abinas’s Litti Chokha emerged as the most voted nomination among the 12 other nominations from across India.

(L-R)-Abinas Nayak & Amol Mohanty

The contest was dominated by boys from Odisha as another young man Amol Mohanty secured 2nd Runners Up for his Motichoor Bundi Pudding recipe and by securing 2 positions in Top 3 the boys made Odisha Proud.


Abinas is a techie, passionate home chef and posts innovative recipes on Social Media Food groups. A lot of his work can be found on FoodFindo® .

The award winning Cone Litti Chokha
Abinas’s innovative take on Dalma Source: FoodFindo®