Foodistan is a television cooking game show. It is produced by BIG Synergy for NDTV Good Times and GEO TV. The show puts India and Pakistan's best chefs against each other in a competition. While their individual cuisines are similar, there are differences between the two cuisines. The show aired 26 episodes. The finale was between Manish Mehrotra from India and Poppy Agha from Pakistan; Manish Mehrotra walked away with the title of Foodistan.
|Presented by||Alyy Khan, Ira Dubey|
|Judges||Merrilees Parker, Vir Sanghvi, Sonya Jehan|
|Country of origin||India, Pakistan|
|Original language(s)||Predominantly English, Some Urdu used|
|Production company(s)||BIG Synergy|
|Original network||NDTV Good Times Geo TV|
|Original release||23 January 2012 –|
21 March 2013
The contestants represented both India and Pakistan and hailed from some renowned hotels groups.
Madhumita Mohanta, Nimish Bhatia, Mehraj Ul Haque, Karan Suri, Rajeev Arora, Sunil Chauhan, Manish Mehrotra, Girish Krishnan monika rajput
Amir Iqbal, Noor Khan, Poppy Agha, Akhtar Rehman, Muhammad Ikram, Mohammad Naeem, Mehmood Akhtar, Muhammad Saqib
Judges included the trio of Merrilees Parker from England, Sonia Jehan from Pakistan and Veer Sanghvi from India, along with some guest judges through the series.
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