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Her Success Story


Born in Pune, India, Mrs. Dalal moved to Bombay after her marriage. In 1966, she started cookery classes from her residence. Her classes became a phenomenal success with a long waiting list of students wanting to join them. At one time, it was said, 'If you want to get your daughter married, send her to Mrs. Dalal's classes'. That was because students attained guaranteed cookery expertise after attending her classes. Mrs.Dalal has 'stremlined the eating habits in India' - to quote The Khallej times, Dubai. She has done cookery shows in large part of India and many major cities of the word such as Tokyo, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brussels, Antwerp, Lisbon, Zurich, Zairobi, London, Toronto, New York, Durban etc.

Awards Received


Padmashree Award
2007 – Padmashree Award

This is the biggest award an Indian can dream of getting. Mrs. Dalal was awarded the Padmashree for her contribution in the field of cooking. She is the first Indian to be awarded in this category on 26th January 2007 by president Abdul Kalam at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.


2005 - Women of the Year

Indian Merchant Chambers presented award to Smt. Tarla Dalal for Women of the year, an Indian Woman with a family who has, through her entrepreneurial skill and tremendous efforts, moved beyond woman's traditional role of cooking and brought it to millions of people across the globe through her very well written and highly appreciated books on cookery, Cooking & more food magazine and internet website tarladalal.com

Mrs.Tarla Dalal Receiving The
Padmashree Award 2007
From Former
President Dr.APJ Kalam

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