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Last Updated : Feb 07,2018



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Of all the international foods that Indian people have been exposed to in the past few decades, pizzas and pastas have seen a stellar rise in popularity! Pastas are enjoyed so much by Indians that it is now common to see local restaurants offering pasta variants on their menu, and children carrying pasta in their snack boxes!

So, what exactly is pasta?
Pasta is one of the staple foods of the Italians. It is basically dough that is molded in various shapes and sizes. It is cooked and tossed in sauces, along with other ingredients like veggies, Mushrooms, herbs, spices and other seasonings. You may use a creamy white sauce, a tangy tomato sauce, or some delightful herby variant. As you mix-and-match various sauces and ingredients, you give rise to new and exotic pasta recipes! So, no one is limited by recipes published here or anywhere, and can create their own pasta recipes.

Pasta is a one-dish meal, usually served with warm, freshly-baked bread like Garlic Bread, herbed bread or other artisan breads. Sumptuous and tasty, pasta is loved by young and old alike.

Start by picking your favorite from these famous types of pastas
1. Penne
2. Spaghetti
3. Fusilli
4. Macaroni
5. Farfalle (Bow pasta)
6. Fettuccine
7. Lasagne

Nowadays whole wheat pastas are also gaining popularity and are easily available in organic and specialty food stores.

Try tossing your pasta in one of these yummy sauces
White Sauce – this is creamy and luscious, made of butter, milk and flour
Red sauce – this is a tangy sauce made with tomatoes
Pesto Sauce – made of basil, walnuts and lots of olive oil, this has a unique herby and nutty flavor
Pink sauce – a mix of white and red sauce, the pink sauce is gaining popularity in India
Aglio E Olio – a simple combo of olive oil, garlic and herbs

Before you begin experimenting with pastas, arm yourself with these main ingredients
1. Olive Oil
2. Mixed herbs
3. Chilli flakes
4. Garlic
5. Onions
6. Tomatoes
7. Zucchini
8. Bell peppers
9. Broccoli
10. Parmesan cheese

8 Things to keep in mind while making a pasta recipe
1. Do not make the pasta way ahead of serving time as it tends to dry up after a while. If you do, unavoidably, have to prepare it earlier, adjust the consistency and heat before serving.
2. The pasta has to be cooked “al dente,” which means to the right time.
3. Always boil the pasta in enough water with salt in it.
4. Once the pasta is boiled, drain it and refresh it with cold water. Then, drizzle olive oil, cover and set aside till the sauce and other things are ready to toss the pasta.
5. Pasta recipes should neither be dry nor too saucy.
6. Always garnish the pasta with some grated Parmesan cheese to get an authentic Italian feel.
7. While making the pasta, do not mix it a lot as the pasta will break. Just keep tossing lightly.
8. Always try and make the pasta recipes in a broad non-stick pan so that it is easy to toss and mix lightly without mashing the contents.

Top 10 Pasta Recipes
1. Pasta in White Sauce
2. Pasta in Red Sauce
3. Macaroni Cheese
4. Olive and Tomato Pasta
5. Herbed Fusilli in Pink Sauce
6. Cheesy Pasta with Vegetables
7. Whole Wheat Pasta in Tomato Sauce
8. Curried Beans Pasta
9. Che-mato Pasta
10. Pesto Penne

Treat your kids to their favorite pasta recipes…
1. Pasta in Red Sauce
2. Pasta in White Sauce
3. Macaroni Cheese
4. Herbed Fusilli in Pink Sauce

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Recipe# 3308
16 Jul 18

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by Tarla Dalal
No Neapolitan meal is ever complete without a dish of macaroni. Macaroni was invented in this region and the word today has almost become generic for dried pasta. Although known elsewhere in Italy as "maccheroni", macaroni is the spelling used in Naples and throughout Europe. Macaroni tossed in a cr ....
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Recipe# 37563
12 Jul 18

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Recipe# 40459
23 May 18

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White sauce, with its soothing texture and flavour, plays host to not just perfectly cooked fusilli but also a medley of colourful and crunchy veggies. Colourful capsicums, vibrant broccoli and crunchy baby corn endow this dish with a splash of colours, which is pretty to behold and tempting to bite ....
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Recipe# 38877
21 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 39494
11 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ever imagined combining rice and pasta in one dish, and that too in such an exciting form? In this unique preparation, pasta shells are stuffed with a flavourful mixture of rice, spinach and other suitable ingredients and of course, cheese, then topped with a tomato sauce, and baked to perfection wi ....
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Recipe# 31099
05 May 18

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by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 1839
23 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Aromatic and flavourful roasted vegetables with white sauce is a combination that will make one drool at the very sight of it! Arranged atop pizza sauce coated Lasagne sheets, the roasted vegetables in white sauce is elevated to an even higher plane of culinary delight. Remember to serve the Lasagne ....
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Recipe# 2206
23 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 2198
11 Mar 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vibrant green spinach puree and soft white spaghetti look great against each other. Pepped up with chillies and onions and bound by white sauce and oodles of cheese and cream, baked spinach with spaghetti is a rich offering that every diner is sure to relish. Remember to serve it fresh out of the ov ....
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Recipe# 4806
14 Jun 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Use of whole-wheat pasta and lots of vegetables is the specialty of this fibre rich dish. The milk and the cheese in the sauce enriches it with the much-needed calcium for growing kids.
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Recipe# 39058
12 Aug 14

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Sometimes, plain is beautiful especially when it comes to cooking for kids! Here is a simple combination of macaroni and cheese, both of which are kiddie favourites, flavoured mildly with freshly ground pepper. A baked finish and a garnish of bread crumbs gives Mac ‘n’ Cheese an au gratin feel.
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Recipe# 40837
23 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When an all-time favourite desi snack crosses paths with a popular Italian dish, the result is this fascinating Baked Pav Bhaji Pasta! Fusili is cooked with a lip-smacking mixture of veggies flavoured with pav bhaji masala, and further enhanced with cream and herbs thereby bringing together the cuis ....
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Recipe# 1404
18 May 18

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by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 2588
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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