India’s first masterchef and food author Tarla Dalal passed away
India’s first renowned masterchef and food writer, Tarla Dalal (77) passed away at her residence in Mumbai.
Tarla Dalal was born and brought up in Pune. She contributed immensely to the culinary domain leaving behind a legacy of over 17,000 recipes created by her. She became a household name as she hosted cooking shows like “Tarla Dalal show” and “Cook It Up With Tarla Dalal” on TV. Specialized in Indian cuisine, particularly Gujarati cuisine, she authored over 100 cookery books which sold more than 3 million copies. Her first cook book, The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking, published in 1974, was instant success.
Awards and Honors
She was awarded Women of the Year by Indian Merchants’ Chamber in 2005. In 2007, Government of India conferred on her the Padma Shri.