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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.
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Boiled Pasta, How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave 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 ....
Creamy Cheese Dip by Tarla Dalal
A cheese dip delicately flavoured with capsicum and mustard. This creamy dip compliments beautifully with most deep fried starters like wafers, nachos, bread pieces, croquettes etc.
10 Sep 18
Bean and Pasta Soup ( Italian Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
A dish with proud mediterranean origins, this soup is a winter warmer to be served with warm crusty bread and if you like, a slice of cheese. Instead of canned baked beans, you can also use navy (haricot) beans, soaked overnight and then pressure cooked until they are soft. The addition of cream to ....
01 Sep 18
Pasta in White Sauce by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
28 Aug 18
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Baked Vegetables in Spinach Sauce is a sumptuous preparation of assorted vegetables in a creamy sauce that is reinforced with spinach puree. The spinach adds a new dimension to the white sauce, making it more colourful and tastier too. Myriad veggies add flavour, crunch and a delightful splash of co ....
22 Aug 18
Che-mato Pasta by Tarla Dalal
The Che-Mato Pasta is a delicious one-dish meal that you can have as an evening snack or even for supper. You may add more vegetables like grated carrots, cabbage, beans, etc. Along with the capsicum. The tomato puree gives a tangy touch, while the grated cheese makes it quite filling.
Che-Mato P ....
22 Aug 18
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 ....
Cottage Cheese Balls in Tomato Sauce with Herbed Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
Think of this dish as three tasty units placed together with the sheer motive of delighting the diner!
Flavourful and succulent cottage cheese balls; tangy tongue-tickling tomato sauce; and perfectly cooked, herbed spaghetti... each of these is as perfect as can be, whether in terms of flavour, ....
Queen Of Puddings, Bread Pudding with Meringue by Tarla Dalal
The name says it all – this is indeed the Queen of Puddings. A luscious pudding of milk, eggs and bread is perked up with a peppy layer of citrusy ingredients like orange marmalade and lemon zest.
A layer of meringue goes atop this before baking, to make a totally irresistible dessert that is ....
10 Aug 18
Vegetable Risotto by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable risotto has colourful veggies in this dish makes them extremely appealing and also irresistible due to their aromatic flavours while being cooked.
09 Aug 18
Stuffed Potatoes with Spaghetti by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes, stuffed with an exotic herbed mixture of spaghetti, sun-dried tomatoes and capsicum, are topped with cheese and baked to perfection, till the cheese melts and the filling fuses with the potatoes, resulting in a perfect starter! For your Stuffed Potato with Spaghetti to be firm, remember no ....
09 Aug 18
Chinese Panini by Tarla Dalal
A fusion of Italian
cuisine, the Chinese Panini is a sumptuous snack of Panini bread, grilled with a filling that combines juicy veggies, crunchy fried noodles and tongue-tickling sauces.
05 Sep 18
Pizza in A Pan, No Oven Pizza Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Surprise, surprise! Now, you can make mouth-watering pizzas at home, even if you do not have a convection or microwave oven. All you need is a broad non-stick pan and a bit of tact. This delicious Pizza-in-a-Pan is colourful and attractive, with a range of lip-smacking toppings and seasonings rangin ....
03 Aug 18
Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks by Tarla Dalal
This crunchy accompaniment is cheese, cheese and cheese all the way through, so nothing can please cheese-lovers more! A simple flavouring of oregano and chilli-flakes ensures that the overall effect is very pleasing.
Fried mozzarella sticks can also be served as a party
Whole Wheat Pizza Base 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 ....
01 Aug 18
Chocolate Carrot Loaf by Tarla Dalal
You will love the rustic flavour of this honey flavoured chocolate cake, reinforced with grated carrot, nuts and raisins. The carrot helps to keep the cake moist, while chocolate makes it appeal to all! Condensed milk gives the Chocolate Carrot Loaf a very rich and intense flavour, which makes you w ....
Thin Crust Pizza Base 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
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Cute and small, thick and crusty, tarts form a great base for desserts. They are usually made of flour, salt and butter, but ingredients like almonds might be added for a special touch. Rubbing the butter lightly with your fingertips while making tarts is an art that you can perfect with practice. O ....
17 Jul 18
Sautéed Brinjal with Mushroom Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Sautéed Brinjal with Mushroom Sauce is an exotic treat, which deserves to be a meal in its own right.
The brinjals, sautéed and seasoned with a dash of spices, goes very well with the creamy mushroom sauce and the tangy tomato sauce.
Together, the three components give you a very balanced ta ....
16 Jul 18
Creamy Macaroni with Broccoli 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 ....
23 Aug 18
Pasta in Red Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Perfectly-cooked fusilli and richly flavoured tomato sauce come across as a heavenly match.
An assortment of ingredients ranging from onions and garlic to peppercorns, herbs and bay leaves offer their unique flavours to this intense tomato-based sauce, making the Pasta in Red Sauce an experience th ....
11 Jan 15
Cheesy Vegetable Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Cheese and veggies are probably the two things that first come to mind when one thinks of pizzas! Here, cheese and veggies are once again the heroes of the show, but with an exciting twist. In this Cheesy Vegetable Pizza, a thin pizza is coated with a creamy cheese sauce, topped with sautéed veggies ....
26 Jun 18
Italian Style Baby Potatoes by Tarla Dalal
Baby potatoes are truly very lovable – small and cute to behold and soft and sweet to taste! here is a very aesthetic way of preparing this delicious starter, with cream, butter, cheese and italian seasonings. The final garnish of parsley imparts a tempting aroma to the preparation, and also adds sp ....
26 Jun 18
White Sauce ( For Baking) 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.
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