Bollywood celebrities, apart from entertaining us, also have other hidden talents to boast of. Some of them are great at sports, while some have great business acumen, but the noteworthy ones that bring up curiosity are those celebs who can cook a really mean feast. Cooking is as much about passion as it is about skills, so these Bollywood celebs who can cook well actually do it for pure passion as they have no need to indulge in it practically. There are also a few who have cooking as their first love, but became big in the movie industry and got sidetracked.
Bollywood Actors and Actresses Who Can Cook
1) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
If there is one Bollywood celeb that never has to enter the kitchen after the amazing success she has achieved, it is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. She is particularly famous for cooking up some of the best desserts. According to the former Miss World, she has learned her cooking skills by helping out her mom in the kitchen. Aishwarya can cook different forms of southern sweets, traditional Mangalorean dishes and other desserts with aplomb.
2) Abhishek Bachchan
The junior Bachchan is no less skillful than his wife when it comes to cooking. Abhishek enjoys cooking as a way to beat stress and supposedly his chicken curry is mind blowing. In fact, he demonstrated a healthy way to make Dahi Chicken Curry on Farah Khan’s cooking show on TV.
3) Akshay Kumar
The Khiladi Kumar is renowned for being a chef before he became in Bollywood as an action superstar. He loves to cook and is great at making some of the best Thai food, particularly the Thai green curry because of his love for Thailand, especially Bangkok. Akshay also enjoys Japanese cuisine and makes some tasty Japanese dishes such as sushi, sashimi, etc. Akshay has a flexible way of cooking that does not involve any rules, just imagination and passion for the dishes. He has also hosted Masterchef India on TV.
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4) Deepika Padukone
Deepika, the current reigning queen of Bollywood, is not only great on screen, but also known to be a great cook. She has credited her mother’s impressive culinary capabilities for her own cooking skills. She makes sumptuous traditional Karnataka dishes like rasam, idlis and also enjoys baking. True beauty with cooking brains!
5) Imran Khan
Imran Khan, the chocolate boy of Bollywood, also has enviable cooking skills. In fact, he had a cooking contest with Kareena Kapoor where he cooked some incredible spaghetti Bolognese that simply amazed the judges. He enjoys cooking and eating spicy dishes with lots of peppers and mostly makes dishes that are hot, spicy and yummy. However, despite enjoying a range of cuisines, rice and dal tadka form his favorite meal. Recently, he took to Instagram with his latest dish, a rajma curry rich in habanero peppers that he cooked for his family.
6) Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty is not only famous for her acting and her fitness, but also for her fantastic cooking skills. She believes herself to be a complete homemaker and that is not complete without wonderful cooking talent. Her husband has stated his love for her cooking many times in the media. Shilpa even cooked at the Celebrity Big Brother show which she eventually won. She has also launched her own book on great Indian diets. Mostly she uses Asian spices and fresh vegetables in her dishes and is completely against pre-cooked food. Her favorite dish is the Mangalore fish curry.
7) Kangana Ranaut
Kangana has mastered the art of cooking at a young age and still cooks often, despite achieving success as an actress. She organizes family lunches when her family visits her and they cook together. Kangana has even volunteered to cook for the crew during the shoot of the movie ‘Queen’. She handled the cooking tasks, selected the ingredients and made some wonderful tasting bhindi masala and dal tadka. She also likes to read cookbooks to get cooking inspirations and tips from them. Recently, she has stated that she is trying out Italian cooking and even cooked Italian for her friends.
8) Asha Bhosle
Asha ji, is not only a queen of singing for the best part of over six decades, but she is also a master cook. According to her, cooking is as important to her as singing. Her deep interest in food has led her to launch her chain of restaurants, “Asha’s” that has become a favorite with patrons. Her restaurant includes some of her signature dishes such as Murg rasam Patti, tandoori prawn, etc., with interesting recipe twists of her own making. Her chicken keema dish is extremely famous within the industry and with all those who know her. Despite being a skilled cook of so many dishes, her personal favorite is simple, plain rice, dhal and pickled chilies, just like her mellifluous voice, melodious, from the heart and timeless.
9) Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn may be one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood, but he is also an equally proficient cook. He is adept at cooking a range of dishes from Indian & Mughlai to Chinese cuisines. He learned his cooking from his dad and according to him finds cooking relaxing. Ajay also loves to experiment in his cooking and create new recipes derived from existing traditional ones. Ajay enjoys good, simple desi cuisine, especially Delhi food such as chhole-bhature. His family loves his cooking and in particular enjoys his Khichda a lot.
10) Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor is known to be a skilled cook and loves being in the kitchen, cooking lovely dishes for her family. She is big on cooking healthy food and advocates healthy eating to stay fit instead of avoiding food. She has even come up with her own recipe twists for traditional dishes to make them more healthy and tasty. She enjoys cooking tasty dal-chawal and bhindi for her kids and they enjoy eating them. Karisma believes that creative cooking leads to greater variety of food and completely satisfied taste buds.