Tortellini, How To Make Homemade Tortellini, Basic Tortellini Recipe


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Tortellini is an amazing ring-shaped pasta that is sure to attract everyone with its interesting appearance. Since the shape is not very complex, it is also ideal to make at home.

This is a typical, basic Tortellini recipe, where the pasta is boiled with a stuffing of cheese, herbs and seasonings. You can feel free to vary the filling – try your luck with other ingredients like spinach, cheese or corn.

Once done, combine the pasta with any sauce of your choice to make a truly delicious treat!

Have a go at other recipes like the Herb Tortellini with Garlic Butter or Tortellini with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce .

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Tortellini, How To Make Homemade Tortellini, Basic Tortellini Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     24Makes 24 tortellini
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1 cup plain flour (maida)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil for cooking

To Be Mixed Into Cheese Mixture
1/4 cup grated processed cheese
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead it into semi-soft dough, using enough water.
  2. Cover the dough with a damp muslin cloth for 15 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
  4. Roll out each portion of the dough into 250 mm. ( 10”) diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling.
  5. Cut into circles using a 50 mm. (2”) cookie cutter or a vaati to get 5 roundels.
  6. Keep doing till all the dough is over, to get 20 roundels in all.
  7. Place one roundel on a clean, dry surface and put ½ tsp of cheese mixture in the center.
  8. Fold over to make a semi-circle and press the edges lightly with your fingers to seal it.
  9. Bring both the corners of the semi-circle one over the other and again pinch it with your fingers to seal it together.
  10. Repeat steps 7 to 9 to make the remaining 19 tortellini.
  11. Boil enough water in a deep non-stick pan, with salt and oil.
  12. Add the prepared tortellini, few at a time and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  13. Drain and use as required.

Nutrient values per tortellini
Energy36 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates3.4 g
Fiber0 g
Fat2.1 g
Cholesterol0.8 mg
Vitamin A20.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Folic Acid0 mcg
Calcium7.6 mg
Iron0.1 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium0.4 mg
Potassium6 mg
Zinc0 mg

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Tortellini, How To Make Homemade Tortellini, Basic Tortellini Recipe
 on 26 Jun 17 05:24 PM

Basic tortellini recipe.. much needed recipe.. as i put other stuffing inside of spinach and cheese.. it was really nice creamy and cheesy..