Italian Meal

We make this invariably once a month...and as per DH we end up fighting after this...reason being I spend a lot of time cooking (and clicking) which keeps him away from the food. He may be right, I am not yet tired of trying recipes from the Italian land.

I was based in Milan for few months and learnt some pasta dishes and the nuances of italian cooking through some friends I made there..it has changed the perspective of looking at pizza and pasta since then...

For today's meal....I made a few varieties of pasta and pizza and served along with garlic bread and chilly oil . We ended the meal with Lemon Shorbet which is found on streets of Italy in the carts similar to what we have in India for kulfis or icecreams.



The meal consists of







Vegetable Pizza For various pizza sauce recipes click here






















Chilly Oil
Recipe Heat the Olive Oil until it is warm and is just about to smoke. This may take longer time. Once done switch off the gas and set aside. Break open a few kashmiri red chillies and drop them in the bowl. I also added a crush garlic clove for flavor. Cover and let it absorb the color and flavors for atleast 4 hours. Pour in a sterilised container and use with your pastas. pizzas and bread as topping








I wanted to add a few grilled vegetables to the spread but the course would have been too large for my small family but if you are planning a meal, then suggest you add a few grilled zucchinis. capsicums, tomatoes and eggplants sprinkled with italian seasonings and also add another dessert like a tiramisu









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13 comments:

Sapana Behl said...

Lovely spread of fantastic dishes from my Favorite cuisine .Each dish looks amazing .

Usha said...

That is a quite a spread for a family of 3! Fabulous job on putting together this Italian meal.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Wow what a meal! I know my family would have enjoyed it. Flavor infused extra virgin olive oil tops it all.

Pavani N said...

OMG, what a yummy Italian treat Pradnya. You should have invited us :0(

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a fabulous spread they, i think none at home will say no to this incredible Italian meal as we are sucker of Italian foods.

Manjula Bharath said...

omg fantastic spread there dear , can see all you hard work :) hats off to you for doing so many meal for world cuisine :) Love this italian meal , pizza pasta breads My daughter wil go crazy if she sees this :)

Harini-Jaya R said...

Lovely spread, Pradnya. The chilly oil distracted me to bits :)

Padmajha PJ said...

Awesome spread with delicious dishes.Hat's off to your efforts Pradnya....

Chef Mireille said...

you are very lucky to hve had the experience in so many different countries

Priya Srinivasan said...

Awesome spread pradnya!!! I dont know how you managed with a 9-5 job every day , seriously hats off to you girl!!! :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy. If my kids would have been your neighbors then they would have invited themselves to your place for this lunch. :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Yummy. If my kids would have been your neighbors then they would have invited themselves to your place for this lunch. :)

Archana Potdar said...

Ha! You would have been my kids favourite maushi had the girls seen this spread. Yum I will come back to check some of the recipes again.

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