Tarla Dalal Recipes
Tarla Dalal (June 1936 – 6 November 2013) was an Indian food writer, chef, cookbook author and host of cooking shows.
Tarla Dalal started conducting cooking classes from her home in 1966, which led to the publication of her first cook book, The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking in 1974. The book has sold over 1,500,000 copies.
Over time, her popularity grew and she became a household name, with housewives and chefs swearing by her recipes. Tarla Dalal is credited with introducing and popularising foreign cuisines to the masses. She made vegetarian versions of a lot of non-vegetarian recipes from foreign lands.
She revolutionised the cooking industry and is the most sold cookbook author in India. Her books have been translated into languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Dutch and Russian. She also published cooking magazines. In 2007 she started her ‘Total Health Series’ cookbook series.
Her range of ready-to-cook mixes, Tarla Dalal Mixes, was acquired by International Best foods Ltd. in 2000