(Last Updated on : 26/12/2016)
Women in India
has proven it that they are not just great cooks, but also brilliant chefs
and they have gained much popularity across the world. India has many famous female chefs who are extremely successful in this industry. In a predominantly male dominated industry, female chefs are still an exception, but women are moving to stake their claim as the best out there. These famous female chefs are making their presence felt in every point of life, and they have also written few amazing books on cooking and have also been a part of various cooking shows, and not just part, they have hosted various cooking shows, which were a hit amongst the household.
Traditionally, women have been responsible for making simple meals at home. But here are a few who took this everyday job as a passion and made an impact in the culinary world:
Tarla Dalal: Tarla Dalal was a well-known Indian food writer, who has published more than 100 books and sold over 3 million copies. Her cookery show Cook It up with Tarla Dalal was a hit in the early 90s. She also runs the largest Indian food website and a bi-monthly magazine. She has also been conducting cooking classes. Tara Dalal manufactured her own range of ready-to-cook mixes which made work easier for women to cook.
Nita Mehta: Nita Mehta is a famous female chef who is famous for cook books. She is renowned for her food critics and she also takes cooking classes in Delhi and has branches across the country. She has also been a judge to various cooking shows.
Veena Arora: She is a passionate cook and a famous female chef, who has been cooking for more than 9 years. She is the Executive Chef at the Imperials, and her speciality is Chinese. She is not trained at all and she cooks by following her instincts.
Ritu Dalmia: A famous female chef, who is known for her Italian cooking. Ritu Dalmia has hosted TV shows as well and she owns a restaurant named Diva. She hasnt learned Italian anywhere, but she gained interest in the cuisine during her visit to Italy.
Anjum Anand: Anjum is considered as one of the first food writers to give a twist to Indian recipes that not only tickled taste buds but also catered to the taste of a diet conscious person. Her recipes consisted of mixed traditional dishes, recreated with healthy ingredients and limited oil.
Madhumita Mohanta: Madhumita Mohanta is an Executive Chef at Claridges, Surajkund. She has worked in Singapore, Bahrain and Kuwait before she joined Claridges.
Kamini Jha: Kamini Jha is the Queen in preparing Tandoori dishes in The Oberoi. She has not only survived in the industry but also made it big. She first entered her home kitchen where she felt comfortable at the age of 10.
Madhu Krishnan: Madhu Krishnan is an Executive Chef in Bengaluru, was recognized by her hard work and enthusiasm.