by Pallavi Purani

italian

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is traditionally a thick Italian Soup with pasta. It is such a lovely bowlful of joy that one can lick every last drop from the soup bowl. I use left over pasta bits and those that get left behind after making a measured pasta dish. Dry roasting the vegetables brings out a beautiful sweetness in them. The charred bits add smokiness to the whole dish. This gorgeous one pot meal is ready in 20 minutes, if you have the basic things at hand.

Cashew Pesto

Cashew Pesto

I always prefer pesto over the Italian tomato sauce because of the flavour mash-up’s we can do with the former. The lush green against the pasta or pizza dough or even on a sandwich is a treat for the eyes and palette. Buying dry fruits have always been a challenge for me. I happily order almost all groceries for the home online, but I could not find a place for my dry fruit needs. One day, an advertisement for Place of Origin appeared on a social networking site. Since it is from Craftsvilla, I was encouraged to order some stuff…

Quick pasta for Dinner

Quick pasta for Dinner

I am fan of easy to put together ingredients. They save the time and effort on the workdays without using too much brain.

Arancine: Daring Kitchen

Arancine: Daring Kitchen

When life throws you risotto, make Arancini!

Saffron Risotto

Saffron Risotto

There has always been a hullabaloo on the Risotto rice. Some say Arborio is a must but what do you do if you dont the rice ready at hand? Well, few articulate food experts would rush to the gourmet store and get it. Others shall postpone making it while people like me, the I-Want-To-Eat-Risotto-Toda

New York Style Pizza

New York Style Pizza

Aaah in my household we LOVE LOVE LOVE pizza. There is always a bottle of sauce somewhere in the fridge at all time. 🙂

White Sauce Peppers Pasta

White Sauce Peppers Pasta

Since I was entertaining friends, I had to fix a quick lunch amongst a zilloin other things that I had to do. This pasta is my new fav.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a pheasant dish from France.  Ratatouille is usually served as a side dish, but also may be served as a meal on its own. A very successful motion picture was also made with the same name where a rat is a master chef at a popular restaurant.

Gnocchi- Eggless version

Gnocchi- Eggless version

For the final round of the BM#25, I chose cooking with alphabets. Here is my dish with “G”

Spinach and Corn lasagna

I usually cook the lasagna sheets before making a lasagna but recently I came across a couple of recipes that urged me to try the uncooked version. may I say the results are fantastic and obviously more effective.