Eleven-year-old Emanuel loves giving quirky names to the dishes he cooks such as Pagla Anda and Haathi ki Haddi. He started cooking at six because he disliked the dal made by his maid; so he achieved the taste he desired by adding spices himself! The ambitious little chef – whom Judge Vikas Khann Read more..
Eleven-year-old Emanuel loves giving quirky names to the dishes he cooks such as Pagla Anda and Haathi ki Haddi. He started cooking at six because he disliked the dal made by his maid; so he achieved the taste he desired by adding spices himself! The ambitious little chef – whom Judge Vikas Khanna described as a tornado in the kitchen — says his strength is steamed and grilled dishes. He wants to pursue automobile engineering, but if that doesn’t work out, he hopes to open a restaurant. As 2nd runner-up in Junior MasterChef India — Swaad Ke Ustaad, Indian Kids Awards awarded him ‘The Most Famous Junior Chef’, presented by none other than Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit.
Emanuel is a complete foodie and that’s one of the reasons why he is so passionate about cooking. He found inspiration in his travels in India and abroad, seeing a vast variety of delicious food on display. Emanuel started experimenting with various spices and flavours to create some completely unusual fare. His craving for something fresh and creative makes this master-chef stand out from the crowd. His exquisite and out-of-the-box cooking made him a favourite amongst fellow contestants on the show, who were tough competition.
Having garnered unmatched appreciation for his style of cooking from all quarters, it came as no surprise when Nutrela, which is the official food partner for the Kala Ghoda Art Festival, chose Emanuel to cook his signature dish at the inaugural food session. It was amazing to watch this kid create magic with food. Apart from his signature dish, as a brand initiative to promote healthy cooking this talented young chef shared a few tips and recipes to make healthy soya-based dishes. Everyone who came to the art festival made a beeline to taste this Junior MasterChef’s style of cooking, which until then they had only watched on the small screen.
Is there life beyond cooking for Emanuel? You bet. He is good in extracurricular activities such as guitar, swimming, roller-skating, dancing, acting, etc. He is a YMCA swimming competition winner and was also selected for the Hong Kong annual roller-skating competition.
This charming all-rounder has already won enough hearts to last him a lifetime — and has tasted remarkable success with his culinary creations. Catch a super chef in the making on Eat Manual.