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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.
Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette by Tarla Dalal
Sun-dried tomatoes and olives enhance this delicious pasta salad with basil vinaigrette is a perfect recipe to eat chilled with a Soup
or Garlic Bread
Elaborations of a pasta salad are many; you may add sl ....
Pizza Margherita, Thin Crust Veg Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Pizza is a fast food that leaves lot of room for your creativity! Topped with veggies and sauces, you can have it just the way you like it. However, there are times when you wish for a simple, cheesy pizza with minimal ingredients.
The Pizza Margherita comes in handy at such times. A soft crus ....
12 Sep 16
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 ....
11 Sep 16
10 Sep 16
Spinach Gnocchi with Mango and Green Onion Salsa by Tarla Dalal
This dish can be served as an appetiser or a main course. The sauce is unusually tangy. You can also toss the gnocchi (pronounced: 'nyoki') in any other sauce of your choice.
10 Sep 16
Rosti Pizza, Potato Rosti Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Rosti is an international delicacy made by cooking together grated potatoes and cheese. It is a pancake-like dish that is both crisp and succulent. A whiff of innovation has turned the Rosti into a pizza base, topped with pizza sauce and capsicum strips, seasoned mildly with salt and pepper.
09 Sep 16
Mini Pizza Cups by Tarla Dalal
Missing pizzas in a party menu? Well, worry not, turn your favourite dish into an handy format, which can be served on any occasion
as a starter
or as a
07 Sep 16
Baked Cheesy Eggplant in Tomato Salsa, with Eggs by Tarla Dalal
Slices of brinjal, coated with eggs and breadcrumbs, are cooked till they become a irresistible golden in colour. These are then drowned in homemade tomato salsa and baked with a topping of cheese, and more cheese!
The tomato salsa has a fabulous mouth-feel, with the crunch of onions and capsi ....
03 Sep 16
Almond Biscotti by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti are a special class of biscuits, which are baked twice. This gives them a unique texture, which is firm to bite but soft on the palate! Baking twice also gives them a rich, well-done aroma.
This recipe shares the secret of making fabulous Almond Biscotti, with the aesthetic flavour ....
31 Aug 16
Bread Loaf, Basic White Bread Loaf Using Yeast by Tarla Dalal
Bread is an indispensable ingredient in most kitchens today. From toast to sandwiches, bread is handy in solving the perpetual breakfast and tiffin dabba dilemmas that most people face on busy mornings. However, nothing tastes as good as freshly-baked bread, and so people often buy bread on a daily ....
31 Aug 16
Creamy Lemon Tarts, Eggless by Tarla Dalal
Add a dose of fun to your day with these Creamy Lemon Tarts. The apt combination of paneer and curds gives the filling an incredibly creamy mouth-feel, while a dash of lemon juice and lemon rind gives it an unbeatably peppy taste.
Two more twists that make the Creamy Lemon Tart a treat par com ....
31 Aug 16
Four Cheese Pizza by Tarla Dalal
This homemade Four Cheese Pizza poses stiff competition to popular store-bought variants like ‘cheese burst’ and ‘cheese overload’. This pizza is made from the ground up – we are going to make everything from the dough to the base and the toppings ourselves – and that is what gives it a totally fabu ....
27 Aug 16
Stuffed Bulgur and Brinjal Bake by Tarla Dalal
Stuffed Bulgur and Brinjal Bake is a really off-beat and totally exotic dish that is sure to be enjoyed by everybody! Bulgur wheat is cooked with delicious veggies, tangy tomato sauce, aromatic herbs and spices, and stuffed into large brinjals.
This mouth-watering arrangement is then baked wit ....
26 Aug 16
Fresh Fruit and Almond Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Here is a fruity-nutty dessert in the form of an exciting pizza! In this innovative creation, a base of crushed almonds is topped with a creamy curd-based sauce and juicy fruits.
Allowed to set in the refrigerator for sometime, you get a delicious Fresh Fruit and Almond Pizza, which is ideal t ....
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