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Kudos: Top 5 Food YouTube Channels Are Run by Over-40 Women

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The best Youtube Chefs India has are women in their 40s and 50s. Traditional definitions of when you should have a job or when you are finally “qualified” have altered. Stereotypes about age are no longer relevant. It doesn’t matter how old you are, as long as you are dedicated to your profession. Especially for women, what matters is that you are passionate about your profession and maintain a work-life balance. You will soon achieve success.

The following are the top five food YouTube channels run by women in their 40s and 50s. They’ve proven that age is nothing more than a number, and they can’t help but make it the talk of the town.

Nisha Madhulika

Nisha Madhulika

Nisha Madhulika (Credit : femina.in)

Her YouTube channel, which is named after her, has more than 10 million subscribers at present, which she started in the year 2011. She is 62 years old and belongs to Uttar Pradesh. started cooking at an early age. She started writing about how to cook Indian vegetarian recipes on her blog in 2007.

After that, she started her YouTube channel, which helped her win the YouTube Top Chef Award in 2014. She also got the Top YouTube Content Creator Award in 2017. She also started writing food columns for different websites on the internet.

She has more than a thousand recipes on her channel.

Her channel demonstrates how versatile her recipe selections are and how she has attracted audiences from all over India. She is known to be one of the top food youtubers in India.

Bhavana Patel

Bhavna Patel

Bhavana Patel is a 43 year old content creator . She has a YouTube channel named Bhavna’s Kitchen . She is a vegetarian chef and has become known for creating recipe guides and videos. Her YouTube channel has over 1 million subscribers on its own. She was a picky eater as a teen, but after getting married, she eventually learned to cook. After that, in 2009, she started a YouTube channel. She has more than fifteen hundred videos on her channel, which include food, fashion, and travel content. One of the popular playlists on her channel is about the basics of cooking, which is very helpful for beginners. She also has a playlist on health and diet.

Desi Viva, her other YouTube channel, offers daily vlogs and lifestyle videos. She was born in India, and when she was 22, she and her husband immigrated to Canada. They eventually relocated to America. Dhruv and Aakash are their sons.


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Manjula Jain

Manjula Jain

Manjula Jain is another Indian female Youtuber who is over 40 years old and has more than 5 lakh subscribers on YouTube. She was born in North India into a vegetarian family, and her mother was an excellent cook.  In her teens, she used to help her mother in the kitchen, and she learned to cook with minimal species of plants and herbs in order not to compromise the taste of the vegetables, grains, and lentils.

Manjula aims to teach her audiences simple and practical recipes that carry out the authenticity of Indian vegetarian cooking. Her recipes for vegan, gluten-free, soups and salads are very popular. She also shared fusion recipes and authentic Indian recipes.

Pankaj Bhadouria

Pankaj Bhadouria

Pankaj Bhadouria, the winner of MasterChef India Season 1 (2010), is also active on the YouTube platform. Her channel “MasterChef Pankaj Bhadoria” has more than seven lakh subscribers.

She is currently 50 years old and talking about her career, she was a school teacher for 16 years and she left her settled job to participate in the first season of MasterChef India.

After winning the show, she got a lot of fame and hosted TV shows like Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka for StarPlus, Kifayati Kitchen for Zee Khana Khazana, 3 Course with Panka for Zee Khana Khazana, Rasoi se-Pankaj Bhadouria ke Saath for ETV and lastly Sales Ka Baazigar for ETV.

She also started her own YouTube channel, on which she shared more than 350 videos. She has a “Bake kar ke dekh” playlist on her channel in which she shares baking recipes and tricks, and she also regularly uploads vegetarian recipes on her channel. Recently, she also started a playlist of healthy recipes.

Reshu Drolia

Reshu Drolia

Reshu Drolia is from Kolkata, but was born and brought up in Gorakhpur, UP.  She says she is in deep love with Indian food and can cook anytime. She started her channel in the year 2014 and named it “Mints Recipes.” She has more than a million subscribers on her channel, and she has uploaded more than 847 videos.

She is a mother of two, which is why filming videos is never easy for her, but she manages to handle both the children and the channel as she loves her profession. She is considered one of the best YouTubers for vegetarian baking recipes. On her channel, one can find recipes, techniques, and tips for baking desserts and cakes.

All of the aforementioned YouTubers are working mothers in their forties and fifties, and striking a balance between their personal and professional lives can be difficult at times, especially when the work is done from home. There is no such thing as a “perfect” work-life balance. Everyone’s to-do list will be varied because they each have distinct obligations.

Being regarded as not totally present as an employee or a mother may be taxing and thankless. This, however, does not have to be the case. But these amazing mothers have shown that if you learn to create a work-life balance that works for you, you can have a meaningful full-time profession while also being an active mother.

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