The judges' panel for the second season of the reality show included chef Kunal Kapoor and chef Ajay Chopra from the previous season, while Michlen star chef Vikas Khanna stepped into the shoes of Akshay Kumar as the third judge.
The 29-year-old single mother beat Joseph Rozario from Siliguri and Salma Shazia Fathima from Bengaluru to win the show that started off with 12 contestants.
Though she had been cooking since she was 9, Shipra really began inventing dishes only post her marriage.
While going through a crisis in life as she is separated and has applied for a divorce, Shipra believes MasterChef is her second chance in life to fight for her kids and get them back. They are currently with her husband.
It was at her mother's behest that she auditioned for MasterChef during her depression. She was nervous and anxious during the bootcamp but when she began passing each stage, her morale was boosted.
Chef Kunal saluted her for her creativity and concept during the bootcamp as he called her dish the Best Indian Dessert he has tasted in his life.
It could not have been a better start in 2012 for Shipra Khanna from Shimla who Sunday night walked away with the title of 'MasterChef' in the second season of the cooking reality show 'MasterChef India'.
The grand finale was telecast on December 31 and January 1 with actor Akshay Kumar once again returning to the show as a guest judge for both the episodes.
Joseph Rozario was eliminated in December 31 episode.
The final battle saw the last two finalists, Salma Shazia and Shipra preparing dishes for 100 people, who through their votes declared the latter as the winner.
She won a cash prize of Rs 1 crore, a chance to host her own show on Star Plus and a vacation for three nights and four days in London.
The runners-up contestants were not disappointed either.
Salma Shazia was presented a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, which she decided to share with ex-contestants Vijaylaxmi and Rajendra Narayan, while Joseph was given a job at the Radisson hotel.