Shelina Permalloo

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Shelina Permalloo is an English cook, author and winner of BBC's MasterChef in 2012.


Born in Southampton to Mauritian immigrant parents, Permalloo was working as a Project Manager in London when she decided to participate in MasterChef UK 2012. In the final she beat Andrew Kojima and Tom Rennolds with her final menu: octopus served on marinated fennel and ginger; mutton curry with a chilli pumpkin roulade; mango cannelloni filled with lime curd.[citation needed]

After winning MasterChef, she worked in various London-based restaurants. Her first book Sunshine on a Plate was published by Ebury Press on 20 June 2013 and contains recipes inspired by Mauritius.[citation needed] Her second book The Sunshine Diet was published on 1 January 2015.[1] Shelina opened her first restaurant "Lakaz Maman" in Southampton in April 2016.[2]


  • Sunshine on a Plate (2013)
  • The Sunshine Diet (2015)


  1. ^ "The Sunshine Diet, Get Some Sunshine into Your Life, Lose Weight and Feel Amazing – Over 120 Delicious Recipes by Shelina Permalloo". Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Masterchef's Shelina Permalloo opens restaurant in Southampton". Daily Echo. Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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Preceded by
Tim Anderson
MasterChef UK champion
Succeeded by
Natalie Coleman