Italian cuisine is famously flavourful, delicious and healthy. Find recipes for salads, spaghetti, lasagna, pesto, marinara sauce and others here.
This is the best sauce for spaghetti.
This recipe comes from my Italian grandmother. It was always one of my favourites. It's best if you chill it overnight.
Have you ever used the belna for something other than rolling out chapatis? How about healthy spinach flavoured pasta?
Italians don't always cook their sauces. Here's an uncooked sauce made with fresh garden tomatoes. Just toss with pasta and a simple dinner is ready.
This recipe is from Apulia, in Southern Italy. Spinach and mushrooms are sautéed with onion, garlic and vinegar. Serve with good quality bread.
An easy, Italian-style dish of chicken breasts, oven-baked with a chunky vegetable sauce and a Parmesan topping. Serve with warm ciabatta or baguette to mop up the delicious sauce.
Freshly baked personal-sized pizzas, loaded with fresh tomato slices and topped up with cheeses, olives and fresh herbs. A delicious way to welcome your guests!
This easy dish uses bacon or pancetta cooked with cream and sprinkled with parmesan. A wonderful dish for a nice, intimate dinner party. Feel free to add chopped mirchis.
This tasty pizza includes a variety of toppings to suit every taste. It is easy and fun to make. Serve with a big salad, full of spinach, tomato, onions, cheese, cabbage and other leafy greens.
Boiled pasta tossed with chane sauteed with fresh oregano and parmesan. 'Fusilli' or 'corkscrew' pasta is used in this dish that Italian grandmothers still make for their families. It's best if you chill it overnight.
Enjoy this wonderful Italian snack of bread topped with a sharp, lemony anchovy paste and sweet grilled tomato. Anchovies are excellent in winter to 'heat' the body.
Instead of rolling out chapatis, how about making pasta with palak tonight?
Just four ingredients and you get this delicious toast, great anytime from breakfast to chai time.
This dal and veggie filled Italian-style mushroom risotto is great for lunch with a nice salad of leafy greens.
Purani bread rubbed with garlic, tossed with kheera, tomato, onions, basil in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A simple and great salad for any time healthy snacking. You may use toasted bread if you don't have purani bread.
It looks like a fat tower and is spilling with raisins and goodies. This traditional Italian Christmas bread is also suitable for afternoon tea or breakfast. Enjoy!
Here's the classic Italian carbonara, made by scrambling eggs and Parmesan into cooked spaghetti. This is a decadent dish, great when you want to get together with your 'khaas' friends or want to impress someone with a festive but quick dinner dish.
Pesto is a chutney made with basil leaves and can be used as a sauce with chicken, on top of pasta, in curries or sandwiches. It's mild and you can spice it with green chillies. Here's a quick and easy walnut and basil pesto.
This delicious Italian dessert that's so popular that it's an icon practically, is also very easy to make. Be creative and decorate with chopped strawberries or just their syrup, mint or chocolate leaves. Bon appetito!
Here's a great pizza, a diversion from the usual tomato marinara for your next party. Also impressive when you want to make an exotic dinner for someone special.