The most awaited culinary show of the year MasterChef India (Star Plus) is here. In a bigger, better and more amazing format. With ace judges Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna and Ranveer Brar at the helm of things, get ready for a gastronomic journey. Based on the British cooking show, the fourth season of the Indian version launches on January 26, 2015 (Mon-Sat, 10.30 PM on Star Plus).

We give you five reasons to watch the show…read on:

All vegetarian season:

This season is all about vegetarian cooking. With over 2000 vegetables featured on the show, it’s going to be one helluva cooking experience. From dessert to starter to gourmet, it’s all going to be vegetarian. Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has said that the viewers will have an amazing time learning to cook everyday vegetables in a different, more exiting avatar. Get ready to explore the colourful world of veggies this season! Even hardcore non-vegetarians will love this season or so we have been told.

Tips that we can actually use:

Unlike the British, American and Australian versions, the culinary tips we get on the desi one can be actually used by us. Since we know the ingredients well and use them in our day-to-day cooking, any tips the judges give can be used in the kitchen by us. With three talented judges cooking up a storm on the show, we are bound to learn some amazing techniques and cheat-tips, eh?

Regular dishes, unique techniques:

It’s time we picked up some ace techniques to perfect our same old dishes. As everyday cooking has become mundane and boring, this season promises to up the technique quotient. We will see amateur cooks battle it out by cooking the same dishes, but with different and improved techniques. If it sounds so exciting, imaging how much fun it would be to watch the show!

Judges ka tadka:

All three judges are known for their fabulous cooking, international appeal and their ability to come up with elegant dishes that can stun the audiences. When participants will be asked to recreate some of the magical dishes made by the judges, it would be exciting to see how they fare in the category. Not only the three judges, but there are going to be guest judges on the show to add the much needed tadka! All we can say is that it’s a mouth watering prospect for us…what say?

Akshay Kumar as the Maha-judge?

If all goes well, the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood will be back as the Maha judge on the reality cooking show. It’s not doubt that he is TV’s most loved host. If he does return to the small screen, he will definitely be brining in his passion for food and health. What’s more, his judgement will be above that of the trinity of judges. Will he consider returning to the show as a Maha judge? Only time will tell. But as far as we know, there are going to be many twists and turns on the show…so watch this space for more.

Are you excited to watch this global gastronomic show? Let us know in the comment box below…