7th Grandma’s Recipe Contest at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa reaches new heights


The Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa opened its Kitchen for Cooking Enthusiasts & amateur chefs to showcase their skills and passion for cooking in a professional kitchen.


7th Grandma’s Recipe Contest was successfully hosted in the Award winning fine dining restaurant; Mumtaz Mahal Indian Specialty Restaurant; has been successfully running in the region for over 10 years and holds the title of “Best Fine Dining Restaurant” in Middle East & North Africa as well as a winner of several titles by “What’s On Awards”.


With over 70 recipes entered and only 8 shortlisted Finalists; this event reached new heights; when this year saw the contest’s first ever male chef confirmed as a finalist; Mr. Asif Shahzad Siddiqi was the first male finalist in 7years history of this contest. This year’s contest also saw a rise in teenagers entering the contest and had Ms. Simran Bodha as a finalist at the age of 17yrs; she was one of the youngest competitors today.


All the eight Finalists worked hard in the Hotel Kitchen and were graded on, Cooking skills, innovativeness of their recipe; taste and creativity on presentation.

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The Award for the Best Grandma’s Recipe Competition went to Ms. Lubna Asif’s dish of “Muthi Kabab” – which in English translates to “Fist Kebabs”; like the name suggests; it had all the right ingredients to make it one of the most innovative and delicious recipes that the jugdes got to savour. Second place was held by Ms. Faheema Yasmeen with her dish of “Shahi Kahazana” which translates to “Royal Treasures” and 3rd place was held by Ms. Zaitoon Hameed with her dish of “Anagaray Jhinga Yakhni with Pomegranate Raita” which translates to “Fiery Prawns and Pomegranate Yogurt”.


The Judges were Chef Glen from the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa; Ritu Chaturvedi from Fuss Free Cooking, Ishita Saha from IshitaUnblogged & Debbie Rogers Author of Coffee, Cakes & Travel & Features Editor of FoodeMag dxb.

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The Winner received Awards from the Hotel; gifts from our sponsors, which includes Deal Time, LINDT MASTER SWISS CHOCOLATIER and Meena Jewelers.

Event Detail:

Date – June 12th 2015

Time – 10:00am till 2:00pm

Venue – Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

About Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa:

Award winning Hotel, centrally located in Bur Dubai, next to Dubai Museum and walking distance to Dubai Creek, Bastakiya Heritage Area, Souk Al Kabeer (Meena Bazaar), Textile Market, Bank Street, Computer Street and Port Rashid. The Spice Market, Gold Souk and Heritage Village are easily accessible via the Abra (water taxi). A short drive of 3 K.M from our hotel In Bur Dubai lies the Dubai World Trade Center & Exhibition Halls as well as Sheikh Zayed Road, the business hub of Dubai. Our hotel in Bur Dubai is only 6 K.M from the Dubai airport.

For more information on Grand Ma’s Recipe Contest:

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