13-year-old Dev was selected along with other 13 kids from over 2000 applications to be the part of Junior MasterChef Australia and he impressed the judges with his Indian feast in the very first episode.
During the episode, the contestants were given the freedom to cook their signature dish and present it to the three judges — Melissa Leong, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo. Dev prepared Lamb Mughlai curry with saffron rice, raita, chutney and smoked chicken kebab, leaving the judges licking their fingers.
“I feel as if I’m eating at your table at home with your parents and your brothers,” Zonfrillo said after devouring the food. A video of the judges’ reaction to the 13-year-old’s cooking was shared on the official Instagram handle of the show along with the caption “Dev’s Indian Feast”.
Since being shared online, the clip has gone viral on several social media platforms, with netizens praising the little boy for his culinary skills.