Women Chefs Who Have Put India On The Global Culinary Map
- IWB Post
- May 15, 2015
These Indian women Chefs are featured on Huffpost among other popular Indian chefs like Sanjeev Kapoor, Vikas Khanna, etc. We are proud of them!
Often referred to as the ‘Queen of Curries’, Madhur Jaffrey is not just a culinary genius, but also an actress, having appeared in over 20 films. She has written over 15 cookery books: her first book ‘An Invitation to Indian Cookery’ was published in 1973.
Co-owner of the popular restaurant Diva (in New Delhi), Ritu Dalmia hails from Kolkata. She fell in love with Italian food during her travels to Italy as a teenager. Although she never underwent professional training, Dalmia is one of India’s best recognised faces in the culinary world, having hosted her own shows, ‘Italian Khana,’ and ‘Travelling Diva’. She also launched Depot 29, in Safdarjung Enclave last year.
Even after her demise in 2013, Tarla Dalal is a legendary name recognized across most Indian kitchens: Dalal started her career by hosting cooking classes at her own home in 1966, after getting married. She went on to published her first cookbook in 1974, ‘The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking’. Specializing in Gujrati cuisine, and healthy cooking, she has produced over 100 cookbooks.
Having founded the largest Indian publishing house of cookbooks, Nita Mehta has published over 600 cookbooks, with three of her cookbooks winning international awards. She also conducts various cooking programmes across many countries, and her cooking institute in Delhi, Nita Mehta Cooking Classes is wildly popular.
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