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Tarla Dalal – A ‘Delicious’ Profile on the ‘Queen of Indian Cooking’








CARROT AND PINEAPPLE SALAD - A crunchy warm salad (Serves 4)


  • 2 onions cut into thin slices
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple cubes
  • ¼ cup fresh pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons oil

For the Garnish

  • ¼ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley


  • Heat the oil in a pan, add onions, ginger, garlic and stir for a few minutes
  • Add the carrots and stir fry for sometime
  • Add the pine apple cubes and juice and stir till the juice dries
  • Garnish and serve warm

Did you get the delicious flavor of Tarla Dalal?

Tarla Dalal is India's best selling ‘cookery’ author and her achievements read like the list of ingredients in her recipes.

  • Over 4 million cook books sold  
  • is the largest Indian food site with over 11,000 recipes on line.
  • She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2007 by the President of India to her contribution in the field of cookery.
  • Her books have been translated into several Indian languages and Dutch and Russian

Dalal’s recipes are simple and easy to follow and they don’t have an astounding list of over 30 ingredients that puts off even the most enthusiastic cook.  

You would like to know how all this ‘cooking’ started, wouldn’t you?

Tarla Dalal was born in Pune, a beautiful city in Maharashtra State and moved on to Mumbai after marriage. And this is where it all started. Dalal started cookery classes at her residence which turned out to be hugely popular. A Cookery course attended at Dalal’s  was a passport for marriage - take that with a pinch of salt -  never the less there is some truth in it for a course with Dalal did make you an expert in cooking and the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, isn’t it?

The spread of Tarla Dalal’s recipes stretches across the continents- Italian, Chinese, French, Thai, Mexican - you name it, she has it!

The aroma of Dalal’s cooking has swept through major cities of the world - Tokyo, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brussels Antwerp, Lisbon, Zurich, Nairobi, London, Toronto, New York – where she has demonstrated her cooking.

Periodicals, radio and television channels have all tasted her recipes successfully and let me not forget to mention that Dalal’s own cookery show "Cook it Up with Tarla Dalal" on Sony Entertainment Television was aired  for 5 years.

Just to make it easy for you to choose among her multitude of books I have listed down some of her most popular ones.

  • Tarla Dalal Cooking in a Jiffy
  • Tarla Dalal Desserts
  • Tarla Dalal Health Series
  • Tarla Dalal Indian Cuisine
  • Tarla Dalal International
  • Tarla Dalal Just for Kids
  • Tarla Dalal Microwave
  • Tarla Dalal Mini Series
  • Tarla Dalal Multi Cuisine

Her recipes have been tried in over 20 million Indian homes; a chart bursting figure that would be the every Chef’s envy; are going to be next to try her mouth watering recipes?


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