star plus reality cookery show "MasterChef India" has come to season five and the first episode was aired on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. The show will be aired every Saturday and Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

This cookery reality show is the Indian version of acclaimed British show "MasterChef". The show has a huge fan following internationally.

The auditions for the fifth season of the show were held in the month of June from June 5-25, 2016. The contestants from all over India had auditioned for the show, and 30 home cooks were shortlisted during the auditions. Out these 30 candidates, 16 finalists are chosen who would contest directly to win the "MasterChef India" Season five Title.

The selected contestants are Mirvaan, Ashwin, Jatin, Pradip, Rohini, Samantha, Anagha, Siddharth, Ajay, Kirti, Shipra, Ashima, Sadaf, Abhilasha and Lakshmi.

Premiere held in Jaipur

Saturday, October 1, episode, was the premier of the show and was shot at the grand location of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. The show, this time, is judged by Kunal Kapoor, Vikas Khanna, who have judged the show in earlier seasons and a new judge Zorawar Kalra. The audience got the hint of the higher level of the completion as compared to previous seasons. The competitors were asked about the dish they were planning to prepare live during the final auditions.

The contestants were given one hour time to prepare their dishes to make it to the final list.

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The participants were grouped in trios, and best constant was chosen from the group. In some cases, the judges went forward and chose more than one contestant from the group as they found that the contestant was talented.

Saturday episode 1 rewind:

The first episode saw the happiness of selected participants and their families and also the disappointment and sadness witnessed by those who couldn’t make this time. The format of the show also looks different and judges gave a second chance to those who could not do it in the first attempt and selected nine home cooks for a second chance and selected 5 among them.