India's first celebrity chef Tarla Dalal dead

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 06, 2013 12:13 hrs

Mumbai: Noted celebrity chef and the lady who revolutionised Indian cooking, Tarla Dalal passed away on Wednesday morning.

According to a Mumbai newspaper, Dalal, in her late 70s, died of heart attack at 7 am today morning at her residence in South Mumbai.

Her first cook book 'The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking' was an instant success in 1974 and went on to become a classic in cookery books, and sold over 1,50,000 copies.

A household name specializing in vegetarian cuisine, Dalal penned over 100 cookery books which sold more than three million copies.

A widow, Dalal was 77 years old and is survived by three children. She leaves behind a legacy of over 17,000 recipes created by her. She was conferred the Padma Shri in 2007.

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