Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa holds successful Grandma’s Recipe contest


The winning recipe Awadhi Murgh Chaanp will be part of award-winning Mumtaz Mahal’s menu

grandma-recipe-contesDubai, UAE: Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, located in the heart of the ancient cultural district of Dubai, announced today the successful conclusion of the 8th Grandma Recipe Contest at Mumtaz Mahal restaurant with Naheed Parveen as a top winner followed by Shaheena Khan and Fahmeena Yasmeen as runners-up.

The Judges for the contest were renowned food critics, writer and chef namely, Rakesh Puri, Ritu Chaturvedi and Tehzeeb Huda and Executive Chef of Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, Glen Ferdinand, who selected the top three winners from the 10 chosen candidates out of 130 entries. This year’s winning recipe is Awadhi Murgh Chaanp which will be part of award-winning Mumtaz Mahal restaurant menu, followed by Nawabi Murgh Musallam with Saffron Sweet Corn Rice and Deccani Mutton Soup.

Habib Khan, General Manager of Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa, said “We are delighted to hold this special event and warmly congratulate the participants and the winners for our Grandma’s recipe contest. The creativity and dedication observed by these participants while cooking is remarkable; and according to me all of them are the winners. We started this contest 8 years ago with an aim to reach out to all the aspiring chefs especially house wives and people who take pride in exhibiting their culinary skills to a larger audience. We are proud to say that every year the magnitude of the contest is growing and exceeding our expectations with record no. of entries for participation.”

The variety of contest dishes included Khoba Roti with Panchratna Daal, Chaska Mirch Qeema, Kerala Backwater Biryani, Dabba Gosht, Nawabi Kebab Handi with Shani Pulao and Achari Bhaji. The participants demonstrated exceptional culinary skills in the four hour cooking contest on the final day.

The 8th Grandma Recipe Competition was officially sponsored by ‘L.Sunderdas Zaveri Jewelers ‘, one of the leading wholesale brand and retail jewellery stores in Dubai and in operation since 2005 and dealing in 18, 21 and 22 carat gold jewellery as well as exclusive diamond jewellery.

About Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa:

Set in the historic heart of Dubai, Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa is inspired by old Dubai’s heritage it offers a unique experience which is a combination of warm Arabic hospitality and state-of-the-art amenities designed to cater to both tourists and business travelers. It is opposite Dubai Museum and is a stone’s throw-away from the famous Dubai Creek and the timeless Souk Al Kabir, more commonly known as Meena Bazaar.  At a walking distance to Historic Bastakiya, Bank Street, Diplomatic Area, Computer Street and Port Rashid, this hotel is just 6 kilometers away from Dubai International Airport. It offers a splendid accommodation of 173 tastefully furnished rooms, including 41 executive rooms and 23 suites with non-smoking and interconnecting rooms also available. The hotel offers all business services and conference / meeting rooms as well as a variety of dining options. A fully equipped health club, temperature controlled swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and a Wellness Spa complete the picture.