Updated May 17, 2017 01:20pm

The desi touch in MasterChef Saliha's cooking is truly delightful

Saliha Ahmed is UK's MasterChef winner for 2017.

A British junior doctor of Pakistani descent, Saliha Ahmed won the hearts of the judges with her "East meets West" style of cooking.

Read on: Junior doctor of Pakistani origin wins UK MasterChef 2017

A scan through her Instagram reveals what the fuss was about: Saliha is a pro at plating desi food, re-imagining signature Pakistani dishes in beautiful ways.

Did you know she won Masterchef after serving shami kebab and chanay ki daal? But this is how it looked:

Here are more of her creations:

Her house must be crowded at Bakra Eid!

Pani puri as shots!

Good ol' fashioned palak chicken <3

Some vegetarian goodness:

Reminding us of mother's meetha!

This looks like a good invention

Another fusion that works

Basically gobi ka paratha, but lots prettier than what our khansama serve:

Fritter is pakora, y'all

Also read: A novice makes pakoras for the first time. Here's what happens

Pakistani street food, 5-star restaurant style!

Gol roti for the win!

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IMTIAZ ALI KHAN May 17, 2017 01:59pm

I love roti :)

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN May 17, 2017 01:59pm

I love roti :)

Nasir-London May 17, 2017 02:09pm

Its' been known for many years the national dish of Britain is Curry Pakistan style. Well done Saliha. Patients in English hospitals will be asking your food be put on the menu.

Hassan May 17, 2017 02:11pm

Raan looks so mouth-watering.....

Dr. K B Huzen May 17, 2017 02:32pm

So amazing

Afzaal May 17, 2017 05:53pm

WAo. Bless you!

Ratti May 17, 2017 09:49pm

Well done Dr.Sahiba for drawing the attention of the world on Pakistani food by winning master chef Britain 2017 .

Ahmad Khan May 17, 2017 10:28pm

Wow. I have to try making some of these.

ssam May 18, 2017 12:04am

Paneer seem burnt

Asif May 18, 2017 12:46am

I have tried Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani dishes and believe me Pakistanis make the best of everything.

Asif May 18, 2017 12:51am

I have tasted the best flavoured dishes driving along GT Road and Super Highway Karachi. No match of that taste.

Som Tyagi May 18, 2017 04:40am

From Philadelphia, take me , please, to Lahore, to Karachi, to old Delhi. I want my gobhi parathas, gol guppas , slowly cooked lamb..........

zebswati May 18, 2017 11:26am

You are really a Master Chef.

Jawaid Islam May 18, 2017 12:02pm

Exceptional Dr Saliah! Winning, mouth watering combinations. Have to try some of these.

Sameer May 19, 2017 03:40pm

She has tagged #india more than Pakistan. Doesn't it says all...