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Thanks to Pizzas and Pastas, Italian cuisine has become a household affair in India and other parts of the world too. Indeed, Italian cuisine is varied and pleasing, with a heavy influence of herbs, garlic and olive oil. Most dishes are either tomato-based or white sauce based, and seem incomplete without a generous garnish of cheese! Wine too is used in several exquisite Italian creations.
Mushroom and Bell Pepper Pizza , Quick Tomato Pizzas , Pizza Margherita , Mac N Cheese and Pasta in Red Sauce are some must-try Italian recipes. You will find these are many other treasures in this section. As you browse through the recipes here, you will be surprised to find that Italian cooking is amazingly simple. There are some fabulous dishes that use just four ingredients! Delve in to discover the magic for yourself.
Pizza Margherita , a soft crust topped with a zesty pizza sauce and smothered with a generous layer of cheese, this basil flavoured pizza is sure to impress you with its simple elegance.
Zuccoto by Tarla Dalal
This is a special dessert from Florence. The shape of the dessert is said to resemble the dome of Florence's famous church, the Duomo.
Rum soaked sponge cake strips lined a glass bowl, sandwiched with an awfully rich chocolate cream and filled a lemon and fruit flavoured ice-cream. Deep frozen ....
Chocolate Ricotta Torte by Tarla Dalal
A favourite Italian
dessert of a sinfully rich chocolate cake sandwiched with a fruity ricotta filling topped with coffee cream. "ricotta" is a fresh and creamy soft Italian cheese similar to cottage cheese, but with a sweeter flavour, ideal for savouries and de ....
18 May 17
Layered Burrata Cheese and Tomatoes by Tarla Dalal
Burrata is a special type of cheese made with mozzarella and cream. This unusual Italian
cheese has a soft texture and fresh flavour, which combines beautifully with breads as well as veggies.
In this innovative starter, tomato slices are layered with burrat ....
15 May 17
Stuffed Focaccia by Tarla Dalal
flat bread has got its name from the latin word focus, which means "hearth". Italian style ingredients such as roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, fragrant fresh or firm ripe tomatoes will complement this bread dough to perfection.
I ha ....
15 May 17
Tomatoes Stuffed with Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
If you believe that red and white is a great combination, and enjoy the mix-and-match of tanginess and mildness, then this gourmet preparation will be a heavenly treat for you.
Juicy tomato cups are filled with boiled spaghetti in a soothing white sauce pepped up with crunchy capsicum, and baked ....
15 May 17
Three Bean Salad by Tarla Dalal
Tuscans take great pride in cooking and eating and are known for their hefty appetites. Beans appear frequently in many guises in their cooking, as they are filling and form a substantial meal. This Tuscan inspired salad is a combination of beans in an oregano tomato dressing which makes a quick an ....
07 May 17
Spicy Pineapple and Tofu Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Enjoy the jazzy flavour of Oriental cuisine in this unique sweet and spicy pizza. This amazing pizza is topped with sweet and juicy pineapples, spruced up with a sprinkling of peppy herbs and spice powders.
A tongue-tickling mix of cubed tofu and soy sauce boosts the taste of the pizza and also ....
05 May 17
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini by Tarla Dalal
Panini is a grilled sandwich made from breads like baguette, ciabatta and michetta. The bread is cut horizontally and filled with different types of veggies and cheeses, grilled and served warm.
The Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini is a mouth-watering variant with the appetizing taste of molten mo ....
04 May 17
Vegetables and Spaghetti in Cheesy White Sauce by Tarla Dalal
It is difficult to find a recipe that will please everybody. This novel recipe of vegetable and cheese layers with a splattering of spaghetti in between is sure to satisfy a connoisseur’s inner urge while also appeasing a kid’s quest for fun.
It would be a good choice for a potluck or children’s ....
02 May 17
Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a popular starter of crisped bread served with exciting toppings. Here, we bring to you the ever-popular crostini, with a twist!
The French bread is grilled with a touch of olive oil and served with a luscious cream cheese dip. What makes the Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip ve ....
01 May 17
Roasted Garlic Crostini by Tarla Dalal
are dainty starters made of crisped bread topped with yummy ingredients.
Here, a strongly flavoured mixture of roasted garlic mashed with sea salt is used to give the crostini a succulent mouth-feel and irresistible flavour.
Sea salt ha ....
27 Apr 17
Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread by Tarla Dalal
Bursting with flavour, this Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread can be served with soup
or enjoyed as a snack by itself.
This herby, garlicky bread is stuffed with a succulent cheesy filling, which is also perked up with a tongue-tickling spice mixture that combines t ....
26 Apr 17
Zucchini Tomato and Mozzarella Caprese, Italian Stir-fry by Tarla Dalal
In this Italian
dish, the mozzarella cheese is the real star! Caprese is a type of Italian salad in which sautéed veggies are tossed with grated or sliced mozzarella cheese.
The crunch of onions, the pungency of garlic, the succulence of zucchini and the jui ....
24 Apr 17
Tomato, Cabbage and Bean Soup by Tarla Dalal
Tangy tomatoes, crunchy cabbage and mealy beans come together with an aromatic and flavourful vegetable stock to create a truly delicious and satiating soup.
Have a small bowlful of this pepper-flavoured soup to kindle your appetite, or have much more to make it a meal in its own right, but alwa ....
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