(Last Updated on : 12/11/2013)
Tarla Dalal was a reputed Indian cook book author, chef and Indian food
writer whose claim to fame is her extraordinary capability to cook up delectable food dishes and lip smacking desserts
. She was honoured by the Government of India
with the Padma Shri Award
in the year 2007 and 'Women of the Year Award' by an organization known as Indian Merchants' Chamber award in 2005. This renowned chef has won international recognition too, thanks to her numerous bestsellers and cooking show which has been broadcasted all across United States of America, United Kingdom, the Gulf, India and several other parts of South East Asia.
Early Life of Tarla Dalal
Born in the year 1936 in Pune
, Tarla Dalal has penned above 100 books in the field of cooking. She specializes in the sphere of Indian cuisine, especially Gujarati cuisine
and her cooking shows like 'Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal' and 'Tarla Dalal show' have enabled her to impart abundant lessons about cooking to her national and international audiences.
Tarla Dalal's Rise to Fame
'The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking' was her debut cookbook, and it was published in the year 1974. Besides composing books, this veteran Indian cook also ran a food website and published a bi-monthly magazine referred to as 'Cooking & More'. Tarla Dalal conducted cooking classes in the year 1966, from her home, soon after which she began writing her first cookbook. Her books have been translated into numerable languages like Gujarati
as well as foreign languages
like Dutch and Russian. In the year 2007, Tarla Dalal commenced her cookbook series known as 'Total Health Series'.
Works of Tarla Dalal
Cooking Specialties of Tarla Dalal
|The Complete Gujarati Cook Book.
|Know your Flours.
|Italian Cookbook. (2000).
|Healthy Breakfast. (2003).
|Curries and Kadhis. (2005)
|Chips and Dips. Tarla Dalal, (2006)
|Baked Dishes. Tarla Dalal, (2006)
|Punjabi Khana (2007)
|Delicious Diabetic Recipes.
Tarla Dalal has various kinds of food recipes to her credit, including the ones which are essential for ensuring good health, regional foods of the country and also several forms of foodstuffs meant for providing nutrition to children, pregnant women and patients suffering from different kinds of ailments. One will come across mouth-watering cuisines which involve Maharashtrian, Gujarati, Punjabi, Rajasthani, South-Indian, Italian and Chinese. Intricate details related to healthy salads
, desserts, low-calorie diet food items and cuisines for high blood pressure
patients have been provided by Tarla Dalal. 'Apple Jalebi', 'Kaju Pista Rolls', 'Honey Noodles with Vanilla
Ice Cream', are some of her celebrated cuisines widely appreciated throughout the country.
Personal Life of Tarla Dalal
Tarla Dalal had married Naveen Dalal in the year 1960 and shifted to Mumbai
following her marriage. However, she resided in an apartment which is located on Napean Sea Road in South Mumbai, after the death of her husband in 2005. They had three children. On 6th November, 2013, Tarla Dalal died, on account of a heart attack.