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364 basil recipes


Last Updated : Apr 26,2019




बेसिल रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (basil recipes in Hindi)
બેસિલ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (basil recipes in Gujarati)

Basil recipes | 397 Indian basil recipes, tulsi recipes |

basil recipe collection. Indian basil recipes. Basil, or Tulsi, is an herb that is used for culinary purposes i.e. for cooking. Even though associated mostly with Italian or Mediterranean cuisines, it actually originated in India. Apart from these cuisines even Thai and Vietnamese cuisines use basil to flavor their food. In India, basil is also known as Tulsi. Here, it is not only considered as a culinary herb but also a religious one and is extensively used due to its healthy properties as mentioned in the Ayurveda.

Basil in Indian Cooking

Tulsi TeaTulsi Tea

Even though tulsi as such is not used in daily Indian cooking, but due to its medicinal properties and the fresh flavor, it is used in various drinks and tea preparations. Our palate is accustomed to the pleasant taste of tulsi and a great way of having it is to have Tulsi Water or Tulsi Tea. Both these drinks have a fresh tulsi taste but are made slightly different – one by infusing and one by boiling. A hot Herbal tea is the perfect way to rejuvenate anyone who has a cold. The anti-viral properties of tulsi combined with fresh ginger is an age old Indian treatment for common cold.

Basil Recipes for snacks 

Ricotta and Basil CrostiniRicotta and Basil Crostini

Basil provides freshness to any dish it is added to and also gives it that certain edge that makes it irresistible. The most basic snack that everyone knows is a Tomato and Basil Bruschetta! This winner combination, even though Italian, is now served at many restaurants due to its increasing popularity! You can experiment with toppings and make Ricotta Basil Crostini as well.

Party snacks are those which are fun to look at and to eat. Cheesy Corn and Pesto Mini Pizza is the perfect party starter that way! Pesto sauce is made with basil, nuts, olive oil and garlic and makes a great substitute for pizza sauce.

Healthy Basil Recipes

Low Salt Green Pea and Basil SoupLow Salt Green Pea and Basil Soup

Basil can be used to jazz up so many healthy recipes. The sweetness of green peas is really complimented by the taste of basil in this Low Salt Green Pea and Basil Soup. This soup is healthy because it is fibrous and is really good for people with high blood pressure. Vegetable and Basil Soup is a medley of different vegetables where basil lends a very aesthetic vibe and a nice mouth feel.

Apart from soups where basil is grinded up and crushed, sometimes it is also used to dress salads and starters. Bean Sprouts and Cucumber Salad with Lemony Basil Dressing has a crunchy vegetables dressed with zesty lemon and fresh basil sauce which is complimented with bean sprouts. The taste of basil leaves gets much more enhanced when torn into pieces. Adding these to a Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad makes all the difference in the world, to the taste, texture and to the health quotient.

International Basil Recipes

Pizza MargheritaPizza Margherita

Most of us associate basil with Italian food and the first thing that comes to our mind is Pesto! Toss this sauce with some pasta of your choice, with a little cheese on top, you'll get Pesto Penne or pesto spaghetti or whichever your choice is. The basic Margherita pizza, which is representative of the Italian flag, utilizes basil to represent the green.

Laksa SoupLaksa Soup

Even Thai food makes use of this wonder ingredient. Thai Green Kodri is a classic example of how basil, coconut and lemongrass come together to form a medley of flavors. Laksa Soup, a Malaysian delicacy, is a mix of coconut milk and vegetable broth with the garnish of fresh basil leaves.

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Basil and Tomato Pasta
Recipe# 6501
07 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Try this hearty, tangy pasta for its fresh and delicious flavors. A thick sauce of tomato pulp, onions, garlicbasil leaves and fresh cream is tossed in with farfalle pasta and topped with grated parmesan cheese. To be enjoyed immediately!
Basil and Tomato Pasta ( Italian Recipe)
Recipe# 3300
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Pasta is always served with a sauce in southern Italy and the sauce invariably includes tomatoes, onions and garlic amongst its ingredients. Basil and tomato sauce is arguably one of the best known pasta sauces of Italy. Any kind of pasta is accompanied with this famous basil and red tomato sauce. Y ....
Bruschettas with Tomato and Basil
Recipe# 22288
09 Jan 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
This Italian favourite is a great any-time snack. Basil and tomatoes add subtle flavour and texture to this easy-to-make snack that tots up just 38 calories per piece! Have a couple of pieces to satisfy mid-morning or mid-evening hunger pangs.
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Recipe# 3256
16 May 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
Crostini, a classic combination of bread, olive oil and garlic which has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, is also called "bruschetta" around rome. Although unique to italy, similar toasts are eaten in greece, france and in particular spain. Good bruschetta relies on the quality of the olive oil a ....
Garlic Basil Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce
Recipe# 3297
16 May 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ravioli - a pillow shaped pasta, popular in several Italian regions - is usually made with a stuffing of spinach and cheese. Alfredo's was a popular restaurant in Rome, where the chef's fresh pasta was served with a cheese and cream sauce. This sauce from Alfredo's served over pasta has become know ....
Basil Corn Fusilli
Recipe# 6242
25 Nov 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy sweet corn and mellow baby corn both feature together in this tantalizing Basil Corn Fusilli, which as the name suggests in a delectable preparation of cooked fusilli enhanced with onion and corn, and pepped up with aromatic fresh basil and parsley too. You will love the hints of olive oil, ....
Low Salt Green Pea and Basil Soup, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22311
07 Jul 12

 by Tarla Dalal
The sweet, earthy flavour of green peas meets the herby accents of basil in this awe-inspiring recipe. We have retained the high fibre content of green peas in this soup by not straining it. This, along with the restricted use of salt, makes this soup good for those with high blood pressure. Alt ....
Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Recipe# 3274
16 May 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
Sun-dried tomatoes and olives enhance this delicious pasta salad with basil vinaigrette is a perfect recipe to eat chilled with a Soup or Garlic Bread. Elaborations of a pasta salad are many; you may add sl ....
Vegetable and Basil Soup, Healthy Diabetic Recipe
Recipe# 33650
21 Jun 19

 by Tarla Dalal
This delightful soup brims with the goodness of veggies, and radiates the pleasant aroma and flavour of basil. While the abundant use of veggies gives the diabetic diner a good dose of fibre, basil lends an aesthetic touch along with its medicinal value. Instead of being used in chopped or dried ....
Basil Grilled Tomatoes and Onions
Recipe# 4861
16 May 12

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A touch of the Mediterranean on your barbeque. Basil and garlic complement tomatoes beautifully to create this simple but stunning dish. Select firm and ripe tomatoes for best results.
Fresh Fruit Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 1237
16 May 11

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Tangy pineapple and juicy watermelon make a great combo! the success of this duo is further highlighted by a simple dressing of sour cream and basil. The sharp accents of basil work very well with the sour cream to create an aromatic and flavourful dressing for your favourite fruits. You could scoop ....
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 4643
04 Apr 19

 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.
Corn, Basil and Fusilli Soup ( Corn)
Recipe# 30987
27 Jul 08

 by Tarla Dalal
Revel in the charm of this satiating soup, with the soothing flavour of basil! The mild sweetness of sweet corn is a perfect match for the sharp hints of basil, and the duo makes this wholesome Corn, Basil and Fusilli Soup a total success. While onions and garlic add a bit of pungency to this ....
Basil Spaghetti Soup
Recipe# 4961
09 Aug 12

 by Tarla Dalal
This soup's ready in a jiffy and its full-bodied flavours emerge beautifully with each spoonful.
Mozzarella Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Hot Dog Roll
Recipe# 2916
15 Jun 14

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Cherry tomatoes are a fit addition to any salad or sandwich. In this interesting presentation, it combines with cheese, flavoured tactfully with basil, to fill up a hot dog roll. Olive oil enhances the aroma of any bread, as it does in this case too. Enjoy the Mozzarella Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes and ....
Bean Sprouts and Cucumber Salad with Lemony Basil Dressing
Recipe# 3460
15 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
This delightful salad of colourful veggies in a delicious garlic and basil flavoured dressing, is a perfect addition to your meal! With multi-textured ingredients like mushrooms, bean sprouts and cucumber, this salad is a delight to munch on. The lemon and basil dressing contributes a lot of ....
Cabbage and Grapes Salad in A Basil Curd Dressing
Recipe# 22245
22 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Carefully-chosen ingredients like green grapes, cucumber and cabbage make this salad a really refreshing one. The innovative dressing of low-fat curds adds to the tingling freshness of this salad with the zesty flavours of basil, lemon and mustard. The addition of grated apples is a smart move ....
Spaghetti with Crispy Bhindi, Brinjal and Basil Pesto
Recipe# 36286
09 Mar 12

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Fried ladies finger and brinjal placed on spaghetti, topped with basil flavoured curd and pesto sauce.
Penne Salad in Basil Dressing
Recipe# 36289
30 Mar 15

 
by Tarla Dalal
The Penne Salad in Basil Dressing is a true tongue-tickler. Tangy sun-dried tomatoes and crunchy walnuts decorate cooked penne along with a flavourful dressing of fresh basil, mixed herbs and red chilli flakes. Olive oil not only binds the dressing together, it also imparts an aesthetic flavour and ....
Mint Basil Granita
Recipe# 36115
06 Feb 16

 by Tarla Dalal
Add more josh to a classy evening party with this Mint Basil Granita, which is sure to refresh one’s senses with the strong accents of mint and basil! Lemon juice complements the herby flavour beautifully, further highlighting the perky flavour and ....
Penne, Basil and Apple Salad
Recipe# 37328
29 Jul 16

 
by Tarla Dalal
The Penne, Basil and Apple Salad is a wholesome and sumptuous salad, which is actually as filling as a meal! Contrasting ingredients like apple and capsicum give this salad multiple textures, while a herby and lemony dressing gives it an irresistible flavour. Serve this salad immediately upon ....
Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto
Recipe# 41878
24 Jul 19

 
by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a kind of spread or dip made with walnuts as the base. It is normally perked up with garlic, olive oil, etc. In this exciting variant, we have made a pesto that imbibes the tang of sundried tomatoes and the herby magic of basil. The nutty, tangy, herby taste of this Sundried Tomatoes an ....
Alfalfa Sprouts, Tomatoes and Basil Sandwich
Recipe# 38033
11 Jan 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Alfalfa is a very healthy herb often used in home remedies for digestive disorders, cholesterol, diabetes , etc. Here is an interesting way to prepare a sandwich out of this healthy herb, combined with tomatoes and basil. Remember to use tender ....
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