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396 basil recipes

Last Updated : Oct 04,2020


बेसिल रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (basil recipes in Hindi)
બેસિલ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (basil recipes in Gujarati)

Basil recipes | 397 Indian basil recipes, Tulsi recipes |

Basil recipe collection. Indian Basil recipes. Basil, or Tulsi, is an herb that is used for culinary purposes i.e. for cooking. Even though associated mostly with Italian or Mediterranean cuisines, it actually originated in India. Apart from these cuisines even Thai and Vietnamese cuisines use basil to flavor their food. In India, basil is also known as Tulsi.

Tulsi TeaTulsi Tea

Here, it is not only considered as a culinary herb but also a religious one and is extensively used due to its healthy properties as mentioned in the Ayurveda.

Basil in Indian Cooking

Even though tulsi as such is not used in daily Indian cooking, but due to its medicinal properties and the fresh flavor, it is used in various drinks and tea preparations. Our palate is accustomed to the pleasant taste of tulsi and a great way of having it is to have Tulsi Water or Tulsi Tea. Both these drinks have a fresh tulsi taste but are made slightly different – one by infusing and one by boiling. A hot Herbal tea is the perfect way to rejuvenate anyone who has a cold. The anti-viral properties of tulsi combined with fresh ginger is an age old Indian treatment for common cold.

 Fresh Herbal Tea, Tulsi, Mint and Ginger Drink Fresh Herbal Tea, Tulsi, Mint and Ginger Drink

Basil Recipes for snacks 

Basil provides freshness to any dish it is added to and also gives it that certain edge that makes it irresistible. The most basic snack that everyone knows is a Tomato and Basil Bruschetta! This winner combination, even though Italian, is now served at many restaurants due to its increasing popularity! You can experiment with toppings and make Ricotta Basil Crostini as well.

Ricotta and Basil CrostiniRicotta and Basil Crostini

Party snacks are those which are fun to look at and to eat. Cheesy Corn and Pesto Mini Pizza is the perfect party starter that way!

Pesto sauce is made with basil, nuts, olive oil and garlic and makes a great substitute for pizza sauce.

 Cheesy Corn and Pesto Mini Pizza Cheesy Corn and Pesto Mini Pizza

Healthy Basil Recipes

Basil can be used to jazz up so many healthy recipes. The sweetness of green peas is really complimented by the taste of basil in this Low Salt Green Pea and Basil Soup. This soup is healthy because it is fibrous and is really good for people with high blood pressure.

Low Salt Green Pea and Basil SoupLow Salt Green Pea and Basil Soup

Vegetable and Basil Soup is a medley of different vegetables where basil lends a very aesthetic vibe and a nice mouth feel.

 Vegetable and Basil Soup, Healthy Diabetic Recipe Vegetable and Basil Soup, Healthy Diabetic Recipe

Apart from soups where basil is grinded up and crushed, sometimes it is also used to dress salads and starters. Bean Sprouts and Cucumber Salad with Lemony Basil Dressing has a crunchy vegetables dressed with zesty lemon and fresh basil sauce which is complimented with bean sprouts.

The taste of basil leaves gets much more enhanced when torn into pieces. Adding these to a Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad makes all the difference in the world, to the taste, texture and to the health quotient.

 Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad  Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad

International Basil Recipes

Most of us associate basil with Italian food and the first thing that comes to our mind is Pesto! Toss this sauce with some pasta of your choice, with a little cheese on top, you'll get Pesto Penne or pesto spaghetti or whichever your choice is.

The basic Margherita pizza, which is representative of the Italian flag, utilizes basil to represent the green.

Pizza MargheritaPizza Margherita

Even Thai food makes use of this wonder ingredient. Thai Green Kodri is a classic example of how basil, coconut and lemongrass come together to form a medley of flavors. Laksa Soup, a Malaysian delicacy, is a mix of coconut milk and vegetable broth with the garnish of fresh basil leaves.

Laksa SoupLaksa Soup

Hope you liked this collection of vegetarian basil recipes, scroll down below for more.



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Potatoes, stuffed with an exotic herbed mixture of spaghetti, sun-dried tomatoes and capsicum, are topped with cheese and baked to perfection, till the cheese melts and the filling fuses with the potatoes, resulting in a perfect starter! For your Stuffed Potato with Spaghetti to be firm, remember no ....
Here's a classic Italian sauce, which can be enjoyed heartily by Jains as well. Chunky and warm on the palate, this tangy sauce gives a reverberating burst of flavour to any pizza it is used in. With the beautiful flavours of tomato and basil coursing th ....
Mexican bhel | Indo Mexican street food | homemade veg Mexican bhel | with 20 amazing images Mexican bhel is quite easy to make and can be made from scratch at home. The idea is to bring to ....
Flavour, aroma, texture, the Herb Rice with Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Sauce has it all! Tauntingly aromatic herb rice cooked with parsley and basil, is topped with a tangy yet creamy sauce of mushrooms and asparagus. The topping too has a dash of oregano, which makes this a very herby dish indee ....
This tangy crunchy salad is a treat for tomato lovers. Not only it’s an excellent source of folic acid (vitamin B9) which keeps anaemia at bay, but also rich in vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (Niacin) and fibre due to the addition of walnuts and sesame seeds. Walnuts are also rich in vitamin E and ....
Guaranteed to make you lick your fingers delightfully, this Tomato Basil Chutney is flavoured with a peppy masala of spices and dals. The masala not only gives a nice flavour and aroma but also a rich mouth-feel. Apart from the masala, the tomato and basil chutney also includes a bit of tamarind ....
Cucumber, Capsicum and Celery Salad, is a delightful combination of fresh vegetables, fruits and curds which makes this salad hard to resist. The low-fat curd dressing is delicately flavoured with basil and mustard powder. The fruits, vegetables and low-fat curds have few calories, but contains a lo ....
Iron-rich baby spinach is teamed with apples for extra crunch and a little sweetness, in this simple but awesome salad. Drowned in a tongue-tickling Curd Lemon Dressing, the duo transforms into an exotic delicacy. The dressing is bursting with tangy and h ....
Cubes of tomato and cottage cheese marinated in herb oil and topped on crusty french bread. Quick as a wink to prepare! everyone will enjoy these delicious toast!
vegetarian creamy pesto pasta | Indian style veg pesto pasta | veg pesto pasta for tiffin | with 25 amazing images. vegetarian creamy pesto pasta is an Indian style veg ....
baked pav bhaji pasta recipe | pav bhaji pasta | Indo Italian pav bhaji pasta | with 36 amazing images. When an all-time favourite desi snack crosses paths with a popular Italian dish, the result is this fascinating ....
homemade herbal tea recipe | fresh herbal tea | ginger tulsi tea for cold | how to make kadha at home | immune boosting tea | with step by step images.
No Neapolitan meal is ever complete without a dish of macaroni. Macaroni was invented in this region and the word today has almost become generic for dried pasta. Although known elsewhere in Italy as "maccheroni", macaroni is the spelling used in Naples and throughout Europe. Macaroni tossed in a cr ....
Dominos style garlic bread sticks recipe | garlic bread sticks | Dominos style garlic bread at home | with 54 amazing images. Make the famous and tasty Dominos style garlic bread sticks recipe at ....
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