Master Chef India - Kitchen Ke Superstar
The third season of MasterChef India (promotional name: MasterChef India: Kitchen Ke Superstar) premiered on March 11, 2013 on STAR Plus channel. Chef Vikas Khanna and Chef Kunal Kapoor returned as judges after season 2; however Chef Sanjeev Kapoor replaced Chef Ajay Chopra. MasterChef India 3 went through a number of changes from its previous season. The episodes were broadcast for 24 minutes during weekdays, rather than 48 minute episodes in weekends. The challenges are set by judges at the beginning of the week, with an elimination at the end of each week. On the judging panel, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor replaced Chef Ajay Chopra, who left after appearing for two seasons. The winner will be awarded with 10,000,000 (INR 1 crore) and have their own cookery book published.