Zubaida Tariq 

Zubaida Tariq

Zubaida Tariq
Born 4 April 1945 (age 72) Deceased 2018
Other names Zubaida Apaa
Occupation Chef, cooking expert, health advisor
Years active 1945–present
Spouse(s) Tariq Hussain (m. 1966–present)
Children Saba
Relatives Bahadur Yar Jung (uncle)
Anwar Maqsood (brother)
Fatima Surayya Bajia (sister)
Zehra Nigah (sister)
Bilal Maqsood (nephew)
Website Zubaidatariq.com

Zubaida Tariq (Urduزبیدہ طارق‎), often called Zubaida Aapa (born 4 April 1945- died 4 January 2018), was a chef and cooking expert from Pakistan.[1][2] “Died” 5th January 2018

Personal life


Originally from Hyderabad, India, and settled in Karachi, Zubaida Tariq was born into a prominent Urdu-speaking family known for producing littérateurs, intellectuals and artists. Her maternal grand-uncle was Bahadur Yar Jung, a Muslim nationalist of the Indian subcontinent. She has ten other siblings, the most notable of whom include Fatima Surayya Bajia – an Urdu novelist and playwrightZehra Nigah, an Urdu poet; and her brother Anwar Maqsood, who is a popular poet, humorist, writer and entertainer[3] Zubaida’s nephew Bilal Maqsood (Anwar’s son) is a vocalist and guitarist for the pop rock band Strings.

Television shows

Zubaida Tariq worked on ARY Digital for 1½ years, and then she did 120 programs with Sajid Hussain, 120 morning programs with Nadia, and about 450 shows with Kiran. Then Zubaida came on FM 107 with a show called Aik Mukammal Ghar which was first hosted by Azra Manzoor. In the meantime, she did 200 shows of another program called Kitchen Magic, and then she did another show on Geo TV by the title of Aaj Ke Bhao. She is now working with Masala TV in people most watched cooking show Handi. She has covered more than 1000 episodes for the show.

Medical health

Zubaida Tariq was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which had an effect on many parts of her life. She published a day-to-day ‘living with Parkinson’s’ memoir in 2011[citation needed].


  • Zubaida Tariq. [4] recipes


  1. Jump up^ Profile
  2. Jump up^ “Zubaida Apa: Mistress of spices”Dawn. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  3. Jump up^ Fatima Suriyya Bajiya Retrieved 1 May 2011
  4. Jump up^ Zubaida


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