Grihalakshmi, the fortnightly magazine for women in Kerala, has successfully completed season three of its culinary competition, Home Chef.
The third season of Home Chef was eagerly anticipated among Kerala's culinary superstars.
Bringing interesting dishes enriched with traditional flavours of Kerala was the theme of the competition. The zonal rounds of the competition took place in Ernakulam, Trivandrum, Thrissur, Kannur, Kottayam and Kozhikode. 15 participants were selected for the final round.
The judging panel at the grand finale included Grand Hyatt Chef De Cuisine Latha, Ibis Hotel Executive Subin Mecheri and Lilly Babu Jose.
The accuracy of the dish, the taste, the use of traditional ingredients and the presentation were the virtues for selecting the winners.
Maimoona Haneefa was crowned the winner and her winning dish was Chakkapodi Idikkozhi Thoran. With Ambazhanga Prathaman, Sheeba Saneesh won second place. Shamla Ummar with Thakkarakizhi won third place.
The finale took place at Ernakulam Town Hall. Rs 50,000 was awarded to the winner. The prizes for second and third place were Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000, respectively.
The winners also received gas stoves from the competition's presenting sponsor, Vidiem. Milky Mist was the co-presenting sponsor of the competition. Aashirvaad, Delfrez, Gold Winner, Kera Coconut Milk Powder, Dazller Eterna, and UniTaste were the other sponsors.