Internet star: Meet the 6-year-old Kochi boy who probably cooks better than you!

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Through his channel, Nihal Raj conducts video tutorials for cooking enthusiasts. He has been doing so since he was just five-years-old

While most kids pester their mums to cook something special for them, this six-year-old Kochi boy does quite the opposite. An ardent cook, Nihal Raj or Kichu as he is fondly called, loves to whip up a storm in his kitchen.

In fact, he has already become an Internet sensation and has his own cookery channel called KichaTube. From desserts to south Indian meals, this adorable little chef knows how to whip up delicious recipes in just a matter of minutes.

He already has videos of him preparing ice cream cakes, coconut payasam, thari kanji (semolina porridge), and oatmeal flax cookies.

Through his channel, Nihal Raj conducts video tutorials for cooking enthusiasts. He has been doing so since he was just five-years-old. This little chef is currently studying at Choice School in Kochi.

Nihal Raj seen here with his family | Image courtesy: Onlookers Media

Nihal Raj seen here with his father, mother and sister Nidha | Image courtesy: Onlookers Media

Not surprisingly, this up and coming Internet sensation has reportedly sealed a R5 1.5 lakh ($2000) deal with an agency that creates videos for Facebook.

This is for the video that shows his making a Mickey Mouse shaped mango ice cream.

Family support

Nihal’s father Rajagopal Krishnan, 43, is a branch head of a Central advertising firm, while his mother Ruby Rajagopal is a baker. Naturally, Nihal got his first cooking lesson from his mother. In fact, it was in January last year when his father uploaded a video of Nihal cooking a local dish.

But little did he expect, his son’s interest will gain him a mass following.

This prompted him to start a Youtube channel for Nihal, where he already has videos of 12 recipes. With more than 3,000 subscribers, we bet Nihal can give many professional chefs a run for their money!

Take a look at some of his most popular videos.

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Deepshikha Punj