Demand from her students, family, and friends prompted Tahera to collect her recipes, and with the help of her husband and two grown children, she wrote her first cookbook, Simply Indian. This book became a national bestseller and readers demanded a sequel. Tahera responded with her new book, Simply More Indian, which delivers even more inspired dishes from her kitchen.
Tahera was born on the island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania. She was educated at a convent school in Dar-es-Salaam and moved to Nairobi, Kenya to pursue her culinary education at the Institute of Domestic Arts. Today Tahera lives in Richmond, British Columbia. In addition to teaching and writing, Tahera enjoys hiking, gardening, entertaining, and yoga. She is constantly developing, testing and refining new recipes for her students, friends and family.