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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.
23 Jan 15
Creamy Mixed Vegetables in Spinach Gravy by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing change from the usual white sauce based Continental preparations, the Creamy Mixed Vegetables in Spinach Gravy features a vibrant and buttery spinach sauce with hints of onion and pepper perked up with colourful and crunchy vegetables. When topped with grated cheese and baked till the f ....
24 Feb 17
Avocado and Cherry Tomato Crostini by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a traditional Italian
appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with olive oil, and boosted with amazing toppings.
The toppings can be as simple as a dab of cheese and herbs, or it can consists of veggies, fruits, ....
21 Oct 15
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 ....
31 Aug 16
Four Cheese Pizza by Tarla Dalal
This homemade Four Cheese Pizza poses stiff competition to popular store-bought variants like ‘cheese burst’ and ‘cheese overload’. This pizza is made from the ground up – we are going to make everything from the dough to the base and the toppings ourselves – and that is what gives it a totally fabu ....
02 Feb 17
Mini Pizza Topped with Olive, Jalapeno and Cherry Tomato by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cheesy, tangy mini pizza, which can be an awesome starter for your kitty party! Since we have used readymade mini pizza bases, this recipe is also very easy to make.
It is the mix of toppings, ranging from olives and jalapenos to cherry tomatoes that makes this snack very exciting.
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 ....
11 Jan 15
Garlic Bread, Baked Garlic Bread by Tarla Dalal
Temptingly aromatic, Garlic Bread has the power to kindle your appetite, especially when served with a bowlful of hot soup or a Pasta
Now, you can make Garlic Bread quickly at home using plain hot dog rolls and a buttery herbed garlic spread.
11 Jan 15
Spinach and Bean Pizza by Tarla Dalal
Although it requires the preparation of two toppings and a spot of thoughtful arrangement, the Spinach and Bean Pizza is totally worth the little time and effort spent on it. The baked beans with their quintessential sweet and sour flavour complement the creamy spinach topping very well, making this ....
11 Jan 15
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 ....
07 Dec 15
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.
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 ....
07 May 16
Baked Pav Bhaji Pasta, Pav Bhaji Pasta 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 ....
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.
21 Dec 12
Baked Canneloni with Pomodoro Sauce by Tarla Dalal
The word cannelloni is derived from "canna" and literally means big tubes of pasta. Filled with mixed vegetables and cottage cheese, the cannelloni when coated with Pomodoro sauce, evolves into a dish that you just cannot resist gobbling up!
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