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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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14 Jun 14
Cheesy Pasta with Vegetables 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.
11 Jan 15
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 ....
25 Jun 14
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
16 May 14
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 ....
23 Nov 15
Whole Wheat Pasta in Tomato Sauce by Tarla Dalal
Whole wheat pasta, savour this healthy Italian delicacy, which is also a rich source of protein and fibre! The Italian diet which is known for its high-calorie pasta preparations and its cheesy sauces has been converted into this "96 calorie (per serving), high fibre version". As the name suggests, ....
25 Feb 16
Homemade Soft French Bread by Tarla Dalal
Bread making is no rocket science! It just needs a bit of practice, in handling the yeast and the dough. The temperature of water is the most important factor for activating the yeast properly. If it is too cold, the yeast will not start working, and if it is too hot, the yeast cells will die down a ....
08 Sep 17
Focaccia Bread, Homemade Italian Soft Bread by Tarla Dalal
Focaccia Bread is a soft Italian
bread that is sure to elevate the standard of any meal it is served with. This famous bread can be used to make sandwiches, toast or bread-based starters.
Loaded with herbs and black olives, the Focaccia Bread is bursting wit ....
20 Aug 11
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 ....
16 May 14
21 Oct 16
Basic Pomodoro Sauce, Italian Tomato Sauce 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 ....
21 Jul 17
Pizza Sauce, Home Made Pizza Sauce Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A classic Italian
recipe. This is a blend of harmonious flavors of ripe tomatoes with onion, peppercorns and oregano.
I often make large quantities of this sauce when tomatoes are in season and freeze it in an air-tight container. That way I am always ready ....
04 Jan 13
Quick Tomato Pizzas by Tarla Dalal
Whip up some thick, fresh tomato pizza sauce and spoon them on to the pizza base. Top up with capsicum, onions and lots of cheese and bake until the cheese is all molten and hot! bite into a slice of this pizza and enjoy!
20 Sep 14
Cheesy Rice Tartlet by Tarla Dalal
Crispy bread tartlets are topped with a creamy mixture of soft rice, gooey cheese, and crunchy and colourful veggies flavoured with garlic and chilli flakes. The Cheesy Rice Tartlet features myriad textures and flavours dominated by that of cheese. A generous portion of rice in the filling not only ....
21 Jan 09
Fettuccine Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Potato croquettes wrapped in bands of fettuccine makes for an elegant and simple appetiser.
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