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Sumptuous Italian cauliflower pasta
July 18, 2008

Are you looking for a way to get the kids to eat their veggies? Here's a simple, tasty recipe for cauliflower pasta that won't have the family turning up their noses.

In our continuing series of recipes taken from Italian Khana, an Italian cookbook for the Indian kitchen, Ritu Dalmia, celebrated chef and owner of Diva, one of Delhi's finest Italian restaurants, reveals her best tips and shows you how to cook an authentic Italian dish in 30 minutes or less.

Ritu will also answer reader queries, so scroll down to the bottom of the page to address your questions to her.

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Today's Recipe: Penne alla Loredana (Penne or fusilli with cauliflower)

Now don't wrinkle your nose when you read 'cauliflower' -- actually, even with the simplicity of its ingredients this pasta tastes absolutely delicious.


  • 1 cauliflower
  • 500g penne or fusilli
  • 100g bacon, roughly diced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Chilli flakes
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Method

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    Excerpted from Italian Khana, India's first Italian cookbook for the Indian kitchen, with permission from the publishers,Random House India. Ritu will also answer reader queries, so please address your questions to her in the QnA box below.

    Photograph: Sephi Bergerson

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