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Last Updated : Sep 10,2019

इटैलियन आधारित व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Italian Basic recipes in Hindi)
ઇટાલિયન આધારીત વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Italian Basic recipes in Gujarati)

Italian Basic recipes

Italian Basic recipes. Easy Basic Italian Recipes. Once you get a hang of Italian basics, you can mix and match the sauces and seasonings to make marvellous dishes. This section will help you to master basic recipes like Pizza Sauce, Thin Crust Pizza Base, Boiled Pasta, Fresh Pasta Dough, Pesto Sauce, etc. Perfect these and you will be on your way to creating exclusive and innovative Italian dishes!

Homemade Pizza dough recipe

Everyone loves pizza. While some enjoy a thin crust pizza, some admire the thick crust pizza. Most people prefer buying readymade pizza base but, what if we tell you, you can make amazing pizza crust at home according to your preference very quickly and easily.

Thin Crust Pizza Base
Thin Crust Pizza Base

For the most basic pizza base recipe, you would require only maida, dry yeast, olive oil, sugar and salt. Our detailed recipe video of Basic Pizza Base will help you make fresh pizza crust with unbeatable texture. Roll it thick to make a Thick Crust Pizza Base.

If you do not have an oven then don’t worry Basic Pizza Base Without Oven recipe makes use of a tava. Load it with your favourite sauces and toppings, and you are all set to enjoy an awesome pizza right away. Perk up your pizza base with an addition of mixed dried herbs to make a flavorful Herb Pizza Base. Health conscious people can simply substitute maida with atta to make Whole Wheat Pizza Base.

Basic pasta recipe, How to Make Homemade Pasta

Pasta is another authentic Italian dish. There are two types of pasta – fresh and dry. You have to boil both of them till al dente that is cooked to be firm to the bite. Few things you have to keep in mind are boil plenty of water in a large pan with salt and oil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally and gently until the pasta is tender.

How To Cook Pasta
How To Cook Pasta

Very small pasta (like macaroni, fusilli, conchiglie, penne) may cook in 5 minutes, while larger shapes (like spaghetti, fettuccine, dried lasagne sheets) may require 10 minutes. Immediately drain the cooked pasta into a sieve or a colander. Transfer to a bowl of cold water to refresh it which stops the cooking process. Also, if you are not using them immediately then drizzle some oil and toss gently.

Learn How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave if you are lazy to follow the procedure. Our website has a collection of various fresh pasta doughs like Whole Wheat Pasta Dough, Tomato Pasta Dough or Herbed Pasta Dough. They can be shaped into your desired form. Generally speaking, fresh pasta will take about 2 to 5 minutes to cook and they do not increase much in volume while cooking.

Classic Italian Sauce Recipes

From a chunky pizza sauce to a smooth, tangy Italian pizza sauce. Make fresh, homemade pizza sauce, freeze it in an air-tight container. To make pizza more exciting, you can even use Pesto, a traditional Italian sauce made using fresh basil.

White Sauce (For Baking)White Sauce (For Baking)

Pasta can be tossed in various sauces with colorful, crunchy vegetables to make innumerable pasta recipes. One of my all-time favorites is the white sauce. It can be made in a microwave in just 4 minutes. You can even prepare it in advance and store it for a day, in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Since the sauce tends to thicken, add a little milk or cream to adjust the consistency before using.

Here is a list of some other Italian sauce recipes that can be used by you to make tongue-tickling Italian recipes at home.

1. Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto

2. Basic Pomodoro Sauce

3. Low-Calorie White Sauce

4. Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

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Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto
Recipe# 41878
24 Jul 19

by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a kind of spread or dip made with walnuts as the base. It is normally perked up with garlic, olive oil, etc. In this exciting variant, we have made a pesto that imbibes the tang of sundried tomatoes and the herby magic of basil. The nutty, tangy, herby taste of this Sundried Tomatoes an ....
Herb Pizza Base
Recipe# 1842
28 May 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Make your pizza base more special than the normal ones! this herb pizza base uses red chilli flakes and a horde of mixed herbs along with the usual ingredients like flour, yeast and oil, to enhance the italian touch. Top it with your favourite veggies, cheese and sauces, to create exceptional pizzas ....
White Sauce (microwave)
Recipe# 641
20 Aug 10

by Tarla Dalal
A basic white sauce recipe made with plain flour, milk and butter. Made in a microwave oven.
White Sauce (  For Baking)
Recipe# 113
04 Jul 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A basic sauce made by using plain flour, butter and milk. Easy to make but very versatile in its uses. Its used as a base for various soups, pastas, sauces, baked dishes, etc which require a certain creaminess.
Boiled Pasta, How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave
Recipe# 640
16 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
The consistency and texture of your pasta is very important for the success of many Italian recipes. Cooking it less or more can result in rubbery or soggy pastas, which can often be unpalatable. Here is an ideal way to make boiled pasta using the handy ki ....
Basic Pizza Base, How To Make Basic Pizza Base Recipe
Recipe# 1806
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pizzas have crossed geographical boundaries to become a hot favourite all over the world! While it is convenient to have Pizzas outside, it is also super fun to make it at home once in a while, because this gives you the freedom to make your pizza exactly the way you want it, with your favourite top ....
Whole Wheat Pizza Base
Recipe# 3246
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a healthier alternative to the basic pizza base as it packs in the goodness of whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour is used for the dough with either fresh or dried yeast, whichever is more convenient. But when using dried yeast, use 1/2 the quantity of fresh yeast dissolved in warm water. B ....
Pizza Sauce, Quick Pizza Sauce
Recipe# 399
10 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
quick pizza sauce | pizza sauce | pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes | with 22 amazing images Pizza Sauce is at the heart of a pizza’s success! Tangy and flavourful, it is responsible for givi ....
Thin Crust Pizza Base
Recipe# 32421
11 Jan 15

 by Tarla Dalal
Thin Crust Pizza Bases are perfect for pizza lovers who prefer to taste more of the sauce, cheese and other toppings and dont want to be filled up too quickly. Here’s a recipe to make a perfect thin crust pizza base at home. Use this pizza base to treat yourself to a variety of sumptuous
Eggless Mayonnaise,  Easy Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe
Recipe# 3254
12 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Eggless Mayonnaise is a super alternative for vegetarians, for those who do not eat eggs. Many Indian housewives prefer making mayonnaise at home and storing it in the refrigerator. It is used as a condiment and a dressing. You can use Eggless Mayon ....
Thick White Sauce, Recipes Used for Baked Dishes
Recipe# 22640
27 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bathe veggies and goodies in this Thick White Sauce, top with a little cheese and bake, to get lusciously creamy, cheesy, flavourful dishes! This basic recipe shows you how to make a slightly thicker white sauce, which is ideal for use in baked dishes. You can also arm yourself with other ba ....
Homemade Pizza Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes
Recipe# 3250
10 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
homemade pizza sauce | homemade pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes | indian pizza sauce | with 22 amazing images homemade pizza sauce is a classic Italian re ....
Cheese Sauce, Basic Cheese Sauce Recipe For Pasta
Recipe# 638
20 Aug 10

 by Tarla Dalal
This Cheese Sauce is a marvelous addition to any Pasta dish! With its gooey texture, cheesy flavour and aesthetic touch of pepper, it transforms the pasta into an exciting culinary creation. Interestingly, it takes very little time to prepare th ....
Fresh Pasta Dough, Homemade Pasta Dough
Recipe# 3248
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a basic recipe to make lasagne and cannelloni sheets, tortellini , ravioli ,
Basic Pomodoro Sauce, Italian Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 32418
21 Oct 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Basic Pomodoro Sauce is a quick and easy Italian sauce, which gives your pasta creations a rich and spicy taste, derived from ingredients like tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and herbs. Tomatoes give this sauce a tangy flavour, while cream gives it a luscio ....
Pesto Sauce ( Pizzas and Pastas Recipe)
Recipe# 1812
11 Jan 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Exotic to the core, this recipe combines large quantities of fresh basil and nuts with a dash of olive oil and garlic, resulting in a Pesto Sauce that has an intense flavour and rich texture.
Basic Pizza Base Without Oven, How To Make Basic Pizza Base Recipe
Recipe# 41876
26 Jun 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Have you been thinking that you cannot make a pizza at home because you don’t have an oven? Well, you can – and our idea is not as silly as borrowing an oven from somebody. We claim that you can make an amazing Basic Pizza Base without an Oven, using the humble tava and this recipe proves it. Co ....
How To Cook Pasta
Recipe# 3249
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
The secret of cooking pasta is to use plenty of water. Cooked pasta should be 'al dente' or "firm to the bite". Undercooked pasta is undesirable and has a taste of raw flour, whereas overcooked pasta will be soft and sticky. Generally speaking, fresh pasta will take about 2 to 5 minutes to cook. Fre ....
Thick Crust Pizza Base
Recipe# 41260
22 Nov 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Thick crust is always in vogue! With its spongy texture and mild taste, the Thick Crust Pizza Base is ideal to make scrumptious pizzas loaded with all-time favourite toppings like capsicum, olives, onions, corn, pineapples and more. It also works very well with desi toppings like spicy chunks of ....
Olive Dressing
Recipe# 41079
09 Aug 16

 by Tarla Dalal
The moment you think olives, a tart and tangy taste that wakes up your taste buds is what comes to mind. Indeed, this Olive Dressing delivers a similar effect. The peppy taste of olives, augmented by the tanginess of lemon juice and the pungency of mustard paste, make this dressing a real tongue-tic ....
Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
Recipe# 41076
08 Aug 16

by Tarla Dalal
This dressing has a unique flavour and aroma because of a special process of roasting the red pepper on an open flame. The red pepper is to be roasted slowly on a low flame till it blackens, in order to get the perfect results. This beautifully roasted capsicum is then perked up with complemen ....
Creamy Italian Dressing, Mayo Red Wine Vinegar Italian Dressing
Recipe# 41029
14 Jul 16

 by Tarla Dalal
The Creamy Italian Dressing is well, creamy! That’s probably the best word to describe this luscious dressing that is loaded with mayonnaise and sour cream. And yes, it is mouth-wateringly tasty too, with a dash of herbs and garlic, and the exquisite touch of red wine vinegar. It is very easy ....
Tomato Pasta Dough, Fresh Tomato Pasta Dough
Recipe# 1849
14 Mar 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Pasta gets all the more delightful when made with this special Tomato Pasta Dough. The tomato puree gives a pleasant colour and peppy flavour to pasta , lasagne , and o ....
Herbed Pasta Dough, Flavoured Pasta Dough
Recipe# 32420
09 Mar 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Pasta, Italy’s most traditional item is prepared from plain flour and in this recipe flavored with mixed herbs. This is a basic recipe can be used to make any type of a pasta ie. lasagne and cannelloni sheets,
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