I just love to have cheeses without looking at my weight meter 😛 . While returning from Europe I brought a large chunk of Cheddar cheese which I bought from cheese factory in Netherlands. I utilize the cheese in many a dishes, one of my favourites among those is the ‘savoury curried bites’. These are basically savoury biscuits with richness of cheese and flavoured with spices. It highly satisfies ones need for tasty teatime snacks.
Green peas are largely used in Indian cuisine. During winter, I have a tendency to add fresh peas in many vegetarian dishes, whenever it is available. I absolutely love the peas puri, peas pulao and those made with it. However there is a funny connection to this prelude with this recipe. When I came across this recipe for the first time, I found there was the strange ingredient called, Petits pois. I was taken aback to find using my translator that this is nothing but the small peas. My assumption of green peas only in the Indian cuisine is in shambles now, and now I know that they are used in pastas too !!! Long live green peas 🙂
Lasagne are probably the oldest wide flat pasta, the singular form of which is also known as Lasagna. Both the terms, singular and plural are often referred to as a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets alternated with meat sauce, bechamel sauce and different cheese. This traditional Italian dish originated in a city of South Italy, Naples. Traditionally lasagne are layered with a thick meat sauce containing pork, beef, onion, celery, carrot, wine and oregano, called ragù. But different vegetables, such as spinach, zucchini, mushroom, and chicken can also be used to make the sauce. Bachemal sauce is often replaced with Ricotta cheese in different regions within and outside Italy in this oven baked pasta dish.
I am always fascinated by the grandeur of Italian foods which have its two most common forms in pizza and pasta. If I am in love with traditional pizzas, then it would not be exaggerating to state that I am absolutely crazy about Lasagne. Although it seemed an uphill task in the beginning to prepare Lasagne myself, I slowly collected all the ingredients and gave it a shot. Now as it has been a success I keep making different Lasagne, one of which I share with you over this post.