A miniature food expert has amassed millions of views on social media by creating impressive meals using tiny kitchen utensils and cutlery.
Ranjitji Thakor, a 28-year-old YouTuber and influencer from Gujarat, India, is behind the Mini Kitchen India accounts.
Miniature food creations
Mini Kitchen India
Ranjitji was inspired to create miniature food by his brother, 26-year-old Sanjay Thakor, also from Gujarat, India.
In 2017, Sanjay came across a YouTube video of a miniature cooking channel and asked his brother if he would be interested in creating something similar.
Ranjitji uses miniature equipment and utensils he finds from various online retailers and second-hand 1:12 scale auction sites.
The mini food versions are handmade by Ranjitji and Sanjay from food given to them by their father who is a farmer.
All of Mini Kitchen India’s videos are filmed in her home studio in Gujarat and earn her over $2,000 a month.
He said: “It was not an easy road.
“I couldn’t afford miniature cooking utensils or a miniature stove when Sanjay suggested it to me.
“But that didn’t deter me – I worked hard and saved money to collect all the miniature kitchen pieces I needed.”
All in an honest day’s work
Ranjitji is elated with the positive reaction he has received from his millions of viewers around the world.
He said: “It’s just amazing.
“I was able to get incredible sponsorships from big brands.
“Now I make a living doing what I love and sharing it on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Youtube.”