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LOVE FOR LASAGNE


Lasagne originated in Italy, in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Traditionally, the dough was prepared in Southern Italy with semolina and water and in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, with flour and eggs. Originally, in Italy, the word “lasagne” did not refer to food. Lasagne are a type of pasta, possibly one of the oldest types, made of very wide, flat sheets. Either term can also refer to an Italian dish made of stacked layers of lasagne alternating with fillings.

Lasagne is a culinary dish made with stacked layers of pasta alternated with sauces and ingredients such as meats, vegetables and cheese, and sometimes topped with melted grated mozzarella cheese. It is made with a type of wide, flat pasta, possibly one of the oldest types of pasta. Traditionally, pasta dough prepared in Southern Italy used semolina and water; in the northern regions, where semolina was not available, flour and eggs were used. In modern Italy, since the only type of wheat allowed for commercially sold pasta is durum wheat, commercial lasagne is made of semolina from durum wheat.

Typically, the cooked pasta is assembled with the other ingredients and then baked in an oven. Lasagne is a wide, flat sheet of pasta. Lasagne can refer to either the type of noodle or to the typical lasagne dish which is a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets with sauce and other ingredients, such as meats and cheese, in between the lasagne noodles.

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It is also said that Lasagne originated in Italy during the Middle Ages and has traditionally been ascribed to the city of Naples. The concept of lasagne is well versed with us here in India for a long time now and we have also tried to apply a number of fusion ideas to it as well to make it more versatile, tasty, yummy and to suit the spice levels of our foodies and connoisseurs. The desi lasagne done with a mix-and-match approach has done wonders for those who wish to explore new flavours and ideas when it comes to fusion lasagne. A few of my experiments too worked out very well to meet a client need who was looking for tadke wala desi punch lasagne recipes in which we re-created a chicken makhani and olive lasagne, herbed palak paneer lasagne with loads of cheese and marinated green olives, paprika and pine nut soil. Besides, we also did a navratan lasagne, a Kolhapuri mutton lasagne, a thai spiced coconut curry with prawns in a lasagne, pizza pasta lasagne, jeera aloo and schezuan chilli pepper lasagne to name a few!

Lasagne Italiano ! the name itself is so very tempting and inviting. It is a perfect combination of tastes, flavours, textures, aromas and richness balanced together in a way that any foodie would get mesmerised at its very first bite!

Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – Celebrity Master Chef

Here are a few easy-to-make concepts with Lasagne for a change!

Recipe-1] VEGGIE WONDER LASAGNE
Recipe-2] BETWEEN THE SHEETS
Recipe-3] CHEESY CHICKEN MINCE LASAGNE
Recipe- 4] FLORENTINE LASAGNE
Recipe- 5] LASAGNE ROLL UP DELIGHTS
Recipe-6] SPICED SAUSAGE LASAGNE

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Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant.
He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.


Dr. Kaviraj Khialani

Dr. Kaviraj Khialani – celebrity master chef - is a Mumbai-based author, writer, academician, food –health-lifestyle coach, mentor & consultant. He is specialized in over 33 International Cuisines & has worked with brands like the Taj Group of Hotels, Kuwait Airways to name a few. Chef Kaviraj has been awarded several Global and National Awards for his outstanding performance and achievements in his chosen field. He has been featured on Star Plus and Colors Television on several food shows as well.

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