Which Indian mother hasn’t tried her recipes? She was a food writer, chef, host of various cooking shows, and Padma Shri awardee. She was the original cookery expert and a name synonymous with cooking. Yes, we are talking about India’s first ‘celebrity chef’ — Tarla Dalal.
Tarla used to rule the food world with her cookbooks. She will always be remembered for revolutionising traditional, vegetarian cuisine through her recipes. But do you know these facts about her?
Tarla started cookery classes at her home way back in 1966. The classes were a huge success. Legend has it that people used to say, 'If you want to get your daughters married, send them to Mrs Dalal's classes'.
The Khaleej Times, Dubai, once mentioned her as having 'streamlined the eating habits in India'.
She wrote over 100 books which sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Tarladalal.com is the largest and the most comprehensive Indian cookery website on the internet. The site has a registered user base of around 1.5 lakh.
Her recipes have been adopted in an estimated 120 million Indian kitchens!