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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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21 Jan 19
Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce is an all-time favourite pasta preparation that appeals to all with its simple yet tangy flavour. Here, the spaghetti is cooked in a flavourful tomato sauce, garnished with cheese, and baked till perfectly done.
When making tomato-based sauces for pastas, it is ....
14 Jan 19
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 ....
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 ....
Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Tortellini is an interesting type of homemade pasta with a nice cheesy filling. It can be combined with veggies and sauces to make mouth-watering dishes.
In this recipe, we go from the ground up showing you how to make the cheesy tortellini, and then proceed to cook it with pesto sauce and sun-d ....
28 Dec 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 ....
25 Dec 18
Pizza Sauce, Quick Pizza Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Pizza Sauce is at the heart of a pizza’s success! Tangy and flavourful, it is responsible for giving out that appetizing aroma when the pizza gets baked.
Some like their Pizza Sauce more herby, while others like it more spicy, and yet others prefer a tangy overtone.
This recipe is a bala ....
Corn and Fusilli Soup ( Microwave Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Italian cuisine somehow has a very aesthetic and romantic appeal. Here is a light soup from the Italian repertoire that’s perfect for a romantic candlelight dinner with your sweetheart. The soup features a blend of textures including crunchy corn and soft pastas. The use of small pasta is crucial fo ....
10 Dec 18
Basic Pizza Base, How To Make Basic Pizza Base Recipe 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 ....
Baked Spinach with Spaghetti 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 ....
Baked Noodles with Spinach and Yoghurt by Tarla Dalal
An unusual combination of noodles and curds, all mixed together and baked, this is one quick, easy and tasty dish to conjure up. The dish is usually a little sour, but if you like it otherwise then add a pinch of sugar.
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 ....
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
02 Oct 15
Creamy Pesto Pasta ( Tiffin Treats) by Tarla Dalal
Pesto, a sauce made of nuts and herbs is made richer here by the addition of spinach, which gives it a vibrant colour, unique flavour and creamier texture too. Along with olive oil and cheese, it makes a great home for perfectly cooked fusilli. Kids are sure to enjoy this Creamy Pesto Pasta for lunc ....
05 Nov 18
Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce by Tarla Dalal
From the kitchens of italy, we bring you this plateful of healthy iron treat! spinach is the main ingredient of this recipe which is not only iron rich but also an excellent source of vitamin a. Use of whole wheat spaghetti adds fibre to this recipe. This iron rich recipe is surely worth a try!!
04 Oct 18
Naanza by Tarla Dalal
Our tandoori magic meets the Italian
favourite in more ways than one! We tried making a pizza
with a naan
as the base, and it turn ....
Fusilli with Red Pepper Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Romans often make this delicate preparation of pasta tossed with a lightly flavoured red pepper sauce spiked with herbs and jalapenos. As with many recipes where there are a few ingredients, it is the quality of the ingredients which makes the difference between a mediocre dish and an exceptional on ....
30 Oct 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 ....
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, ....
Tandoori Paneer Pizza by Tarla Dalal
India meets Italy in this unique Tandoori Paneer Pizza! An assortment of veggies is first soaked in a richly flavoured marinade, and then sautéed to intensify the flavour, before being added as a desi style topping to thin crust pizza bases. The topping is sautéed on a tava to give it a tandoori fin ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta by Tarla Dalal
This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic ....
11 Oct 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.
23 Aug 11
Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Satiating and delicious, the Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White Sauce is an exciting meal in a bowl.
Full of veggies and whole wheat pasta, this dish is a power-packed and fibre-filled treat that helps reduce bad cholesterol
. The colourful veggi ....
27 Feb 12
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
11 Jan 15
Macaroni, Fruit and Vegetable Salad by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous salad that doubles up as a quick meal, the Macaroni, Fruit and Vegetable Salad is also quite easy to prepare. Simply chop up your favourite veggies and fruits, cook up some macaroni and toss them all together in a salad bowl with fresh cream and mayonnaise! Leave it to cool in the fridge ....
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