Halloween Recipe : RISOTTO ALLA ZUCCA


Risotto Alla Zucca is an Italian Creamy Rice, and as Halloween theme hits the floor,  few innovations in food are ought to follow.

 Leaving no opportunity to pamper the taste buds of the patrons Chef  Om Nayak an award winning Chef, restaurateur and a true culinary explorer has curated few recipes for Halloween.

Chef Om Nayak ( picture courtesy Pranay Kalra)

Let’s get to know more about Chef Om Nayak,  He started his entrepreneurial journey with Chef Om’s Hospitality in 2009, where he consults for various successful Hospitality Businesses and has a feather of creating ventures all across India, Mid-East, UK and Hongkong.He conceptualized The Pasta Bowl Company in 2013 when his wife Aditi Bicholia came up with the idea of opening a speciality restaurant. It was the next step in his culinary journey and the first step in establishing an authentic and distinguished food enterprise. The Pasta Bowl Company is a reflection of his experience and love for Italian cuisine. He specially chose to focus and experiment with Sicilian Cuisine as he feels it’s more suited and likable to the Indian pallet.

Ever since then every special occasion he curates some special dishes. So let’s explore what he has in his culinary store for us for Halloween. Here you go with the  Risotto Alla Zucca  below while you may also check another recipe from him for Halloween CAPPELLACCI DI ZUCCA

rissoto Alla Zucca below recipe Serves 5 portions


500 grams Arborio Rice

300 grams Roasted Butter Nut Pumpkin

120 grams Butter

100 grams Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

2 grams rosemary leaves

2 cloves of Garlic

3 table spoon chopped Onion

1.25 ltr Stock




  • To the pan add butter, garlic and onions. Sauté till transparent

  • Add roasted Butternut Pumpkin and Arborio Rice

  • While stirring, keep adding stock in the batches of 250 ml each

  • Once half done add rosemary leaves

  • After adding all the stock OR nearing Rice being soft add Parmesan Cheese

  • Check Seasoning and add crushed black pepper

  • Serve Hot

About The pasta Bowl Company

Conceptualised by Chef Om’s Hospitality, The Pasta Bowl Company came into existence in April 2013 to soon become the top 10 restaurants of Gurgaon. The award winning restaurant is the first step of Ms. Aditi Bicholia and Chef Om Nayak, to build an authentic food enterprise.

Committed to deliver authentic Italian experience to the diners, the husband-wife duo has not designed the restaurant on the format of an Italian eatery but kept it true to the Italian-Sicilian cuisine through their innovative menu.

Since Indians and Italians are very similar in food habits, cultural values and gestures, the company is on the mission to create right set of awareness for authentic Sicilian cuisine in the country to set new benchmarks in the dining business.

A self proclaimed storyteller who loves food and is a health freak to the core. A person who has got a sense of humor to lighten up the most serious stuff. i love the life as it comes, planning is not my cup of tea since i am coffee lover. I brew my own jokes in all situations and love being my own audience. Happy go lucky is the attitude that i carry around. and i stay away from people who throw attitude(cant understand why they carry the weight of their attitude when all they can do is to throw it on others )

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