About the Author

Welcome to Niloufer's Kitchen

Born and raised in Karachi, I started to bake when I was 8 years old. I taught my first solo class at 17, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It soon made me realise it is a wonderful way to make friends; food shared is a special kind of experience. We moved to Dubai soon after I was married and I managed to organise cooking demonstrations. This made my 6 years there enjoyable and memorable. Moving to Canada, it made my resolve stronger to start the same, my happy way of making new friends, who all enjoy cooking as much as I do. I enjoy doing fundraisers through my demonstrations, continuing to support a couple of charities through the years.

Fortunately, my daughters enjoy cooking and eating, my husband is my source of truth and inspiration. My mum, who is a baker par excellence, does not hold back on her critical analysis, which has pushed me to excel. My brother, who started me off on this journey with positive encouragement, continues to be my ardent supporter. My Villie fui, who has taught me so much, having shared her own wealth of experienced knowledge that I would not be able to find anywhere else in this world. But nothing would have been possible without my dad’s sincere belief in me. The bribing, cajoling and unconditional love started me off on this journey for which there is nothing but loving gratitude. I miss him every day but also know that he is smiling down while enjoying this journey with me! For my childhood friends who have always believed in me, thank you.

Decades of passion and teaching cooking have now prompted me to write e- cookbooks. This technological approach comes from keeping young adults in mind. Many live in small spaces. These e-books are the solution. Preview it and buy with a simple click. The result is a cookbook library stored within your Kindle reader!

The books may be menu or cuisine based.  I have now managed to publish 9 e-cookbooks. Each one is available on Amazon. I also have a face book page  under the same name of Niloufer's Kitchen which is interlinked to this blog for easy reference.

Being a teacher at heart, detailed explanation and generally writing how I would verbally teach is the format I have chosen. Trivia and Tips make it comfortable for the learner and the expert. It is an art form of narrating my life story perhaps. My series is called Niloufer's Kitchen. 

I hope you get a chance to browse through my books and enjoy cooking from my recipes too.


  1. Hi Niloufer,

    Today's post on Peri's Spice Ladle is about my favorite fellow Indian food bloggers. Your site is one of them:)

    Here's the link to read it: http://www.perisspiceladle.com/2014/04/25/meet-fellow-indian-food-blogs/

    Look forward to more of your recipes and staying connected.


  2. Hi Niloufer,

    Most of my life I spent working at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. Ever since then I started loving the Parsi Food. Would wait for an opportunity to get invited to any functions. Im glad I found your blog and will , start trying out your recipes. My favourite is Dhansaak, Salli Botti and Lagan Nu Custard.

    Good Luck to you...

    Marita Gonsalves

    1. Thank you Marita, I have been lucky enough to have often visited your hotel on my annual trips to Mumbai. Having fallen in love with it, I finally managed to stay there with my hubby to celebrate a milestone birthday. It was worth our wait! My first cookbook The Art of Parsi Cooking; reviving an ancient cuisine includes the Dhansak and Lagan nu Custard. While my second cookbook The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders has the Salli Boti. I hope you will get a chance to order a copy or download it as an e-book. Do not hesitate to email me if I can assist you in anyway to get a copy or guide you through any recipe. Warm regards, Niloufer.