Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the ancient cultural district of Dubai, held a successful 5th Grandma Recipe Contest where Mrs. Ritu Chaturvedi was declared top winner followed by Mrs. Ruchi Khana, first runner up and Mrs. Tapashe Podder, second runner-up.
The winning recipe Badmi (Almond) Poori with Aloo and Pumpkin Curry  will be part of award-winning Mumtaz Mahal restaurant menu, followed by Paneer Pakeeza and Shorisha Elish with Touri and Mango as 1st and 2nd runner up. The participants demonstrated their skills in the four hour cooking contest at their famous Indian restaurant, Mumtaz Mahal. The panel of judges, namely Ms. Sarah Walton, Chef Suresh and Chef Kadher selected the top three winners from the 10 selected candidates from 100 entries received. The variety of contest dishes included Garden Pulav, Honey Spicy Chiken, Paneer Pakeeza, Shorisha Elish with Touri and Mango and many more.
Habib Khan, General Manager, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, said: “We are delighted to hold this extra ordinary event and warmly congratulate the participants in our grandma recipe contest. The creativity and dedication observed while cooking speak for itself and you all are winners in terms of your hard work and concentration toward making these dishes.”
The 5th Grandma Recipe Competition is being sponsored by 'Bafleh Jeweler', one of the leading wholesale brand and retail jewellery stores in Dubai dealing in 18, 21 and 22 carat gold jewellery as well as exclusive diamond jewellery.