Momo Making Woman Raises ₹75 Lakh From Shark Tank After Being Eliminated From MasterChef

by Sanjana Shenoy
Momo Making Woman Raises ₹75 Lakh From Shark Tank After Being Eliminated From MasterChef

If you’re a Shark Tank India fan, you’d surely know Momo Maami, the woman from Darjeeling who got an investment of ₹75 lakh for her frozen momo company Bluepine Foods. But did you know Momo Maami aka Aditi Madan was once a Masterchef India contestant, and her stint on the cooking show led her to start her own company? Well, read on for all the deets.

Aditi Madan Joined Masterchef India To Put Himalayan Food On Map

It all started when Aditi Madan shifted from Darjeeling to Delhi-NCR. Apart from grappling with Delhi’s fast-paced city life as compared to Darjeeling’s dreamy mountains, Aditi also missed the food of her home town. She craved authentic thukpa, noodles and especially the delicately flavoured momos. While momos are a rage in Delhi, she questions its hygiene and authenticity. She wanted to make people aware of the authentic delicacies served in the Himalayan region. So, she joined Masterchef India season 3, to put Darjeeling on the map.

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Started Her Own Company & Got Investment From Shark Tank India

Aditi Madan wowed the judges with her skilful cooking during her stint on the show. She was eliminated from the show as a top 6 contestant in 2013. But Aditi believes that her experience in Masterchef helped her understand the way food unites people from different walks of life. So, she started her own company Bluepine Foods to sell authentic frozen momos to India. She arrived in Shark Tank India asking for an investment of ₹50 lakhs in exchange for 5% of her company’s shares. The sharks loved her momos so much that Ashneer Grover, Vinita Singh & Aman Gupta invested a whopping ₹75 lakhs in her company in exchange for 5 per cent equity.