Italian Khana – Part 1

This is the first in the sequence of italian recipes that I will be posting shortly. Italian being my favourite cuisine, this post is quite delayed :) . But hopefully, henceforth there will be few delicious italian dishes posted here.Bon Apetite!!

Pan Pizza

Homemade Pan Pizza

This has been prepared with the readymade pizza bases that are now available in the supermarkets.First cook the pizza base from both sides in a pan , so that ┬áit takes on a slightly brownish tinge. Next smear some tomato sauce on the base, add some fried vegetables (finely diced onions, zuchhini, tomatoes,red and yellow capsicum) and top it with some black olives and shredded mozarella cheese. Season with dried italian herbs and chilli flakes and cook in a covered pan for 5-10 min.This is a very quick and handy recipe in case you don’t have an oven like me :)

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

This is a classic risotto recipe prepared with risotto/arborio rice. This is a special type of sticky rice, which is not available in India. I got mine through a friend who had been to Italy :) . You can try replacing risotto rice with basmati rice, but you may not end up getting the same taste and texture. To prepare this dish, fry some finely diced onions in little bit of olive oil or butter, till the onions become translucent. Next add the rice and fry till the rice becomes little translucent. Now keep adding small quantities of vegetable stock and stirring the mixture. Repeat this till the rice is almost cooked. Add some salt to taste.Finally add the mushrooms which have been fried in butter and herbs. You can also add some shredded mozarella cheese at this stage if you want your risotto to be very creamy. Now add little more stock to the rice and keep stirring till the rice is completely cooked. Top it off with some parmesan cheese and parsley leaves.In order to make sure that the rice is neither overcooked nor undercooked, you need to stir constantly and keep tasting in between.

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

This is again a classic Italian recipe, prepared with spaghetti. First cook some spaghetti in a pot of water with little bit of salt, till it’s al-dente.Next, separately fry off some corn kernels, finely diced zuchinni and cherry tomatoes in little bit of olive oil.Also fry some sliced mushrooms in butter and herbs. Make sure to season all the fried components. Next in a wide bottomed pan, add little bit of olive oil and cook the boiled spaghetti in it for a couple of minutes. Add the fried veggies followed by some italian seasoning (parsley, oregano,basil etc.). Also add some diced olives as toppings. Remove from heat and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

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1 Comment on Italian Khana – Part 1

  1. Vinod
    November 2, 2012 at 8:47 am (6 years ago)

    Please invite me wen u prepare again :-) !!!


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