Pasta with homemade basil pesto


This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u

Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS

Super easy to make & Super good to eat……………

pasta with home made basil pesto

It was one of those days where I was struggling to think of a good ‘different’ dish for my vegetarian friend…………………… Search happened & I came across a very cool recipe.

Ever since then, my friends who have tasted this so far, talk about it & keep asking me to make this again & again.

Boil water in a large vessel. Add 1 teaspoon salt & 1 tablespoon vegetable oil.

the pasta we chose – floral

Add 200 grams of pasta (we chose the ones seen in the pic above just bcoz it looked good – u can choose any pasta) after the water comes to a boil.

boiled pasta

Keep boiling pasta till just cooked – not overcooked. Drain, refresh the pasta with cold water & keep aside.

In a blender jar take 3 tablespoons of chilgoza (pine nuts), 4 large cloves of garlic, ¾ cup of grated parmesan cheese,

parmesan cheese grated

 1 cup fresh basil leaves, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil & salt to taste.

Chilgoza & basil leaves

Blend it to a smooth paste.

homemade pesto

Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add 2 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced) & fry till golden brown. Add 12 to 15 cherry tomatoes (halved).

cherry tomatoes

Sautee for a little while & add the cooked pasta.

cherry tomatoes , boiled pasta – fresh black pepper on top

Add the prepared basil pesto & mix well with the pasta – to coat it evenly.

Add ½ teaspoon freshly crushed Kali Mirch (black pepper).

Add 4 tablespoons of fresh cream & mix well. Adjust salt to taste. Make sure the pasta do not break while u mix the ingredients.

Adding cream in the end

Serve hot & njoy a lovely meal.

………….& ur pasta is ready
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