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 Top 20 Italian Recipes, Veg Italian Recipes

  Last Updated : Apr 19,2017






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Top 20 Italian Recipes, Veg Italian Recipes

We have chosen the best collection of Italian recipes popular in India and on the web. Pasta in Red Sauce and Whole Wheat Pasta in Tomato Sauce are the most popular pasta recipes.

The simple Cheesy Vegetable Pizza is very popular.

Kids love the Creamy Pesto Pasta in their tiffin as it stays good in the tiffin box for at least 4 hours. However, you must take care not to cook after adding the pesto. It is important to pack it in a slightly moist consistency, so that it does not dry up too much and turn lumpy when it cools down.


Top 20 Italian Recipes, Veg Italian Recipes

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 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 that will remain in your memory forever.
Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert of coffee-coated biscuits layered with a luscious mixture of cream, often containing cheese and rum too. Here is a quick, non-alcoholic version of Tiramisu, which you can prepare in a jiffy when you sight a sudden guest, or when you are back from office but want to celebrate a happy occasion. The awesome coffee flavour of this Quick Tiramisu is sure to steal your heart, while the chocolaty touch of cocoa powder and Hide-and-Seek biscuits makes it even better. When in need of a quick dessert, you can also try other biscuit-based treats like the Crunchy Pineapple Cake and the Chocolate Biscuit Cake .
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 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, whole wheat pasta has been used instead of plain flour pasta, mixed with a scrumptious tomato sauce and loads of veggies that you’ll surely love.
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 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 into! Wonderfully flavoured with spices and herbs, the Pasta in White Sauce is a real delight to devour.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Baked Eggplants Topped with Curds is a simple recipe with common ingredients, but works as a great appetizer! The brinjals are baked twice – first salted, and again with a coating of olive oil, ginger, garlic and other tongue-tickling ingredients. The interesting thing is that after all this baking, the brinjals still retain their juiciness, which gives the dish a wonderful mouth-feel. Topped with a dollop of curd, and garnished with tomatoes and coriander, the baked eggplants taste really awesome. Remember to place butter paper on the baking tray to prevent the brinjals from sticking to the tray. Enjoy other exotic brinjal dishes like Brinjal and Bok Choy in Blackbean Sauce and Stuffed Bulgur and Brinjal Bake .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves macaroni, and imagine the sad expression on the face of someone who craves for it but does not have time to prepare it. Well, push this thought out of your mind with this Macaroni in a Hurry! Prepare the veggies within 10 minutes, cook the dish within 10, and voila, your favourite snack is on the table. It tastes really delicious with perfectly-cooked macaroni, a horde of crunchy and colourful veggies and a dash of aromatic spices and herbs too. Just make sure you relish it fresh off the stove before the macaroni gets rubbery. If you have a little more time on hand, pair it with Zucchini and Yellow Pepper Toast and Quick Mushroom Soup for a complete meal experience.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Macroni Hot Pot, a tiffin treat that tops children’s “must have list”, this dish makes a complete healthy meal with toasted bread. Remember to pack extra portions! Check out our collection of delectable casseroles and bakes recipes that are sure to win everybody’s hearts.
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 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 Pasta pairs well with Toasted Triangles or Caraway Seed Toast .
Pesto, as you know, is a famous Italian sauce that combines nuts, garlic and basil. This particular recipe adds a new dimension to pesto by introducing coriander, onions and green chillies into it! These ingredients give the pesto a very peppy flavour and unbeatable aroma, while a dose of butter and fresh cream give it an awesomely creamy texture. This all-new Pesto and Coriander Sauce matches perfectly with fettuccine pasta. Together with Garlic Bread , the Veg Fettuccine Pasta in Pesto and Coriander Sauce makes a tasty and wholesome meal.
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 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.
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 by Tarla Dalal
You would have tasted pasta in white sauces, red sauces and even green sauces, but have you ever tried one in an enticing pink sauce? Herbed Fusilli in Pink Sauce is a memorable treat, which is also easy to prepare. You will be surprised to know that the pink sauce gets its colour not from beetroot or any pink ingredient, but by the interplay of the many other coloured ingredients used in its preparation.
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 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 and finally drizzled with pizza sauce before being baked. You will simply fall in love with this pizza!
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 toppings and sauces, and just the amount of cheese you wish to have. Although pizza base is readily available in stores, the fresh taste and texture of a homemade one are unbeatable. And, well, it is not such an adventurous activity either. It is quite easy to make at home, as this Basic Pizza Base recipe will show you. Use this base to make Pizzetta Squares , Cheesy Zucchini and Baby Corn Pizza , Mushroom, Sweet Corn and Spinach Pizza and many more varities of pizzas .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in vitamin a, protein and fibre pasta is always a hit with children, and they will enjoy this tempting curried beans concoction.
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 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 specks of green that shows up well against the potatoes. Indeed, a rich and fine treat.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti are a special class of biscuits, which are baked twice. This gives them a unique texture, which is firm to bite but soft on the palate! Baking twice also gives them a rich, well-done aroma. This recipe shares the secret of making fabulous Almond Biscotti, with the aesthetic flavour of vanilla and cinnamon and the amazing crunch of almonds. You can serve them fresh and warm, or cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy with a cup of Hot Coffee or Hot Chocolate .
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 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 lunch, as it stays good in the tiffin box for at least 4 hours. However, you must take care not to cook after adding the pesto. It is important to pack it in a slightly moist consistency, so that it does not dry up too much and turn lumpy when it cools down. Cheese and Vegetable Sticks will make a good combo with the pasta, so do pack some in another tiffin.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Pizza in a sandwich, sandwich like a pizza, call it what you will, but the truth is that this delicious snack combines the best aspects of two of your favourite snacks! Bread slices are sandwiched with a cheesy mayonnaise-bound mixture of veggies, grilled, topped with pizza sauce and ever-popular pizza toppings and seasonings, and baked to perfection, to create a snack that is totally unique and sure to please anybody! It’s not just pizza sauce, but the olives and oregano that complete the pizza effect. Enjoy this Cheesy Sandwich Pizza immediately on preparation, to relish the gooey molten cheese and sauces.
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 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 finish, while the assembled pizza is baked in an oven, as always, to melt the cheese and achieve the right texture.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable risotto is a very easy and a delicious recipe. . . Actual risotto is made using arboria rice but you can also use basmati rice, it taste the same. . . This rice prepartion is cheesy, colorful and fun to eat. . Serve it with garlic bread. .
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Top 20 Italian Recipes, Veg Italian Recipes
5
 on 10 Feb 18 12:51 PM


Italian cheesy dishes is liked my children. Kids alway insist on going out for pizzas & pastas many times in a week. Hygienity bothers me lots during their eating in pizza cafe. while just glancing through internet, visit www.tarladalal.com and searched for Italian food. Gone through this collection and started making italian food at home now. Pizzas, pasta, cheesy herbed Fusilli etc and other dishes from this collection are made by me. Recipes are very easy, perfect & tasty. They all liked by many kids. Now eating in hotel or cafe is stopped. I am happy now. Thank you Tarla Dalal Ji.