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……………
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.
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.
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,
1 cup fresh basil leaves, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil & salt to taste.
Blend it to a smooth paste.
Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add 2 cloves of garlic (thinly sliced) & fry till golden brown. Add 12 to 15 cherry tomatoes (halved).
Sautee for a little while & add the cooked pasta.
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.
Serve hot & njoy a lovely meal.